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The Brain Alchemist

Creativity

“ “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ~ Plato Have you ever played with kaleidoscopes – those tubes of mirrors with colorful beads?  You turn and shake them, and the stones form different patterns, reflecting off the mirrors.  Our minds can be like […]






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“Our perception of the world is a fantasy that coincides with reality.” ~ Dr. Chris Frith, neuropsychologist and author of “Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World” Conflict management by its nature involves a lot of uncertainty. The paradox is that uncertainty can be both a threat to the brain and […]






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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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I’ve just returned from Chicago, where I had the pleasure to present my program “Rewire Your Brain to Speak Your Mind: Neuroscience Insights for Conflict Management” at the Association of Conflict Resolution Chicago Area Chapter. It was wonderful to connect with other conflict resolution professionals and tap into our collective brain power for new ideas […]






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Once upon a time, Discourse possessed a creative seed that in the right conditions had the power to germinate into better understanding among people and offer new solutions to their problems.  The wise and the elderly knew how to take care of the creative seed and help it sprout into a peaceful growth until one […]






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