Can the Brain's Hate Circuit Be Rewired?

Can the Brain's Hate Circuit Be Rewired?

A couple of months ago a blogger called me “a self-taught hate-ologist, a journalist who tracks and reports on the various hermetically sealed world views that pollute public discourse (at their best) and spin out crazy people with grudges and weapons (at their worst).” She was right about what I do, but not so much about what I am. It’s…

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Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Back in the 1960s Dr. Paul D. Maclean devised the Triune Brain model as a way to explain the brain’s evolution while reconciling rational human behavior with more primal and violent outbursts. The Triune Model suggests three parts to the brain: Reptilian (posterior, brain stem): the source of instincts Paleommamalian (mid-brain): the source of emotions Neomammalian (cortex): the source of…

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The Heart and Brain Coherence

The Heart and Brain Coherence

Fostering the mind-body connection I’ve long been interested in how our responses to stress affect our brains and our hearts. I’m continuing my campaign for Go Red For Women with the American Heart Association to support heart health and awareness. Did you know the heart sends more notifications to the brain than the brain sends to the heart? And true…

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