Emotional Health

You Don’t Have A Reptilian Brain

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Okay, this is important: You don’t have a reptilian brain! This idea comes from the Triune Brain theory developed in the 1950’s. It said that the 1st part of the brain to evolve was the reptilian brain, site of basic instincts. Then the emotional mammalian brain evolved around it. Lastly came the rational ‘human’ brain […]

Awareness

What Mindfulness Really Means

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I’ve seen so much confusion around mindfulness. It’s taught as mental awareness. Yet, that’s not really what it means. Being present is the ability to be emotionally present. As a leader, that changes the dynamic of your team. As a parent, that’s what your children want from you. The idea of ‘in-the-present’ was taken out […]

Awareness

EQ Can Diminish Whole Brain Thinking

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Emotional Intelligence has become immensely popular over the last twenty years or so. The problem is that it’s an intellectual approach to emotions. It teaches us to learn more about our emotions. To be smarter about them. To be more aware of them in ourselves and others. It suggests that a healthy emotional life is […]