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The Brain Alchemist

June 2011

The Art of Adversity

by Anastasia on June 22, 2011

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” ~ William Ellery Channing As a young boy with a severe learning disability, Chuck Close was told not to even think about college. Nevertheless, he went on to get his MFA from Yale and became a world renowned artist.  […]






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Fascinate your way through conflicts

by Anastasia on June 1, 2011

“Fascinate?” you may wonder. In conflicts, people argue, fight, yell, accuse, threaten, push each other’s buttons…but fascinate? That doesn’t seem to fit into our typical paradigm of conflict behaviors. Perhaps, it’s time for a mind shift. Triggers are not just those pesky things that we become all worked up about and that send our brains […]






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