The Worlds Greatest Story-Teller

So who’s the greatest story-teller of all time? Charles Dickens? William Shakespeare? J K Rowling of Harry Potter fame? No and yes! No, its not one of these individuals, but yes, it is a part of their collective. Something they all have in common. In fact, something we all have in common. The greatest story-teller of all time is — the Human Brain! Continue reading “The Worlds Greatest Story-Teller”

Emotions Aside: I Can See Clearly Now

We are a very emotional species. Emotions play a big part in our everyday lives influencing our decisions, our social interactions and fueling our spontaneous reactions both good and bad. At times, caught in the grips of an emotional moment our ability to think straight can get totally derailed, clouded over with anger, jealousy, pride, feelings of injustice or all matters of negative emotional feelings. As a result we do things, say things that later we are not proud of. That later, after our emotional tirade wanes, we regret. Continue reading “Emotions Aside: I Can See Clearly Now”

Beliefs and Perception: Why we Live in Different Realities

In reality, there is no color, no sound, no smells in the outside world as our brain tells us there are! These are entirely creations made in our brain. A brain that interprets the outside world and then constructs a plausible story (we can understand) before transferring it to our mind. It’s not reality! It’s our brain’s version of reality! Continue reading “Beliefs and Perception: Why we Live in Different Realities”

The Brain’s Ultimate Weapon!

As a young child, a huge unattended German Sheppard growling menacingly approached me on the sidewalk near my home. By the time I broke free from my fearful paralysis and decided to run — it was too late. The dog chased me up on to the porch of a strangers house. With my back to the front door it had me cornered, snarling, growling and snapping at the air between us. I’d never been so frightened in my life. Continue reading “The Brain’s Ultimate Weapon!”

Well That’s My Opinion Anyways!

Ever been in a real heated discussion over whose opinion is right? Of course you have, we all have! These can get pretty intense as each side presents their (logical?) reasoning for or against, why or why not, and their supporting evidence. And when this discussion — now growing into an argument — involves a personal “Long held Belief?” An agreeing ending is most unlikely and often times feathers do get a bit more than ruffled! We can become very protective of our own personal opinions. Very protective indeed! Continue reading “Well That’s My Opinion Anyways!”