Learn how you can change the background stories running through your mind.
Have you ever listened to a friend or family member introducing themselves to someone they've just met, and noticed how they often say the same things at each introduction? Such introduction stories are one way we can catch a glimpse of what's usually happening unobserved inside ourselves. It's understandable to hear someone describing themselves as a "Hurricane Sandy survivor," or a "California…Continue
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on August 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
If meditation is so good for us, why can it feel so hard to get started?
You've most likely seen reports listing many benefits from meditation, recently have been scientifically proven to produce long-lasting improvements in mental cognition, problem-solving, and even increases in brain cell growth after just a few weeks of meditating for 20 minutes a day. Scientific interest in this topic has been steadily growing with no slow-down in sight; Google scholar…Continue
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on August 3, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
How can we set attainable goals when we've not yet experienced success?
While we might hope that we can simply "power through" with whatever goal we have in mind, it is helpful to know what kind of results are realistic when facing new, uncertain situations since some of the things we'd most like to experience can feel the most out of reach.
Since any kind of goal is theoretically possible, how can we tell which goals are realistic? While most of us…Continue
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on May 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
One of the best ways to overcome anxiety, stress, or worries about money is by listening to and learning from your subconscious feelings about money. Personalized positive statements of affirmation can be created to help you increase positive feelings about and experiences with money.
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on April 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I loved talking with Dr. Deepak Chopra in New York City this month! I've only been to New York City once before, and that was back in 1990 in the summertime, so this was an entirely different experience. New York looked beautiful to me, with piles of snow along sidewalk edges, and occasional flurries of snow coming and going during the time I was there. The main reason I'd come to New York this February was to meet Dr. Chopra, who'd been the keynote speaker at an…Continue
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on February 20, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
" It is wisdom to know others;
It is enlightenment to know one's self."
— Lao Tzu
Who are you?
The first time someone asked you, "Who are you?" you might reply by saying your name. If someone asked, "Who are you?" a second time, you might state your job title, in order to provide information that helps to set…
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on February 4, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I talked with Stuart Hameroff this month about his ideas about quantum physics and consciousness. Dr Hameroff is a clinical anesthesiologist and Director of the …
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on January 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There was a time when higher education could be counted on to be a truly transformative experience, in which it was possible for one’s sense of identity to be broken down before being built back up again with a fresh new sense of connection, meaning, and purpose in the world. This idea was beautifully demonstrated in Robin Williams’ film, Dead Poets Society, where he played an English teacher who instructed his…Continue
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on January 1, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Do you remember when you skinned your knee as a child, and went to your Mom or caregiver who “kissed it better”? In such situations, feeling better with no scientific explanation for why that might be can be attributed to your having experienced the “placebo…Continue
Added by Cynthia Sue Larson on December 1, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments