SynapSez® Taylor-on-the-Brain Bulletin
After “If a Child Can...” many of you wrote asking for more articles that could be shared with parents and teachers. Here are three more in response to those requests:
More of Taylor's Articles...
In collaboration with Second Wind, Taylor is scheduled to present three community seminars in San Francisco:
- Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Use Your Brain for Success; Upshift, Downshift, and Aboutshift
- Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Secret of Living Effectively with Your Emotions; Raise Your Emotional Intelligence
- Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:00-5:00 p.m. The Brain Program
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Q & A
Q. Do people really ask the questions that you put in your Brain Bulletins or do you create your own questions in order to disseminate information through the answers?
Q. Sometimes I feel like I'm about to fall off the edge. What do you do when you feel that way?
Q. I usually pack on some extra pounds around the holidays and then spend the next 10 months trying to divest myself of them. How can I change that?
Q. I recently heard you say something about taking care of your brain "by design." Whatever does that mean?
Q. I tested as having a fairly high IQ but routinely have difficulty communicating with most people. Do you have any suggestions?
Point to Ponder
Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another (just like him or her). —Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer
Each brain on this planet is unique and, since every thought you think changes the very structure of your brain, humans actually become more different as they age. Role modeling your personal belief system, exhibiting the type of behaviors you wish others would emulate, and being ready to graciously and succinctly explain your personal beliefs is one thing. A major problem in world conflict today is that some individuals think it is not only their duty to tell others what “they do not know,” what to believe, and how to live—but also to add coercion, punishment, and even threat of death if others disagree. That is patently scary in my brain’s opinion. Recently in a discussion of this very issue, I heard someone say, “But those people aren’t right. They don’t really know. I do!” Hmmm.