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Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Anastasia on February 14, 2017






The person who has your heart is you. The person who has your brain is also you. This Valentine’s Day, take the time to celebrate you. Give the heart your heart-felt attention. Open your chest wide with pride, As you look up at the sky And see a beaming light Shining bright from your heart. […]






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As the year end is getting closer, people take time to reflect on the months past and set their vision for the future. Today, I offer you a ritual that can bring more creative play to this process. Words, rituals and play captivate the brain in their own unique ways and facilitate transformation. Words can […]






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Our brains are wired to pay more attention to negative clues and threats in the environment. This is also true in the context of public speaking, especially for speakers who may experience social anxiety. In a recent study, participants – some low in social anxiety, some high – were asked to give a three-minute impromptu […]






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I had the honor of being interviewed by Jesan Sorrells of Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT) for his Earbud_U podcast series.  We had a great time taking about the brain, entrepreneurship, conflict management and storytelling. Why do our brains like stories? How does learning happen in the brain? How do you turn a start-up […]






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Whenever I have a few minutes in the middle of the day to enjoy a cup of coffee, I pull out my stove-top espresso maker.  There is something about the slow process of filling the pot with water and freshly-ground coffee beans, setting it on a low burner and listening to the steam bubbles gurgle […]






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