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neurotransmitter, brain chemicals, psychonutrient, psycho nutrient,
What is all the buzz about ...Neurotransmitters are  chemicals that are used to transmit nerve signals across a synapse.

They are sprayed from the end of the “upstream” nerve cell and absorbed by receptors in the “downstream” cell.

Brain signals are electrical (Galvani - 1791, Rolando - 1809)

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Alien_teacherOwn, rather than complain about, how people treat you. Learn to renegotiate your relationships to have what you want.
Recognise the way we treat ourselves. If we treat ourselves with respect we will be treated with respect. Likewise, if we disrespect ourselves, others will tend to do likewise. How does this look in the "real world" of human behavior?
If you want to change how other people treat you, you first have to change how you treat yourself. They will either get with the new you, or exit your life and leave room for people who are healthier to come in
You either teach people to treat you with dignity and respect, or you don't. This means you are partly responsible for the mistreatment that you get at the hands of someone else. You shape others' behavior when you teach them what they can get away with and what they cannot.

If the people in your life treat you in an undesirable way, figure out what you are doing to reinforce, elicit or allow that treatment. Identify the payoffs you may be giving someone in response to any negative behavior. For example, when people are aggressive, bossy or controlling — and then get their way — you have rewarded them for unacceptable behavior. Read more »

Me and my shadow

Me and my shadow

The ancient Sanskrit Chandogya Upanishad text informs us: It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…There is no joy in smallness, joy is in the infinite 
Your inner voice is a performing sub-personality expressing your inner and hidden agendas and may be compared to a or mind puppet or marionette. This inner voice formed over time, by converging suggestions programmed into and accepted by your subliminal mind, which in turn stores your point of view and values.
Our shadow might be described as: our unexamined likes and dislikes hopes and fears 
We have varying ranges of flexibility in our capacities to bring up resources from the unconscious to the conscious. There are negative aspects like; traumas, fears. Jealousy, limiting beliefs, etc., as well as good aspects such as; Extended Self, inner guidance, positive intent, forgotten or discounted resources. etc. So we’ve all been doing shadow work unintentionally, for a long time. Where and who you are today is a result of the combination of your conscious thoughts, and your unconscious desires & agendas. Most information you receive remains subliminal and projected out onto people and events around you Read more »

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"

Some things  to create positive accelerated change in your life:
Imagine the means to your goal, mentally rehearsing  & nurturing the feeling, as if it’s already happened.

Earth-wire each achievable step, bringing it to life using emotions.
Collaborate with an inner guide or board of celebrities selected from history for advising you.
Relive and rehearse past successes as if they are memories from your future.
Much of your power for success is simply practice erasing bad events, and bring back and maintain good events in an expanded present. Research has shown that successful people generally remember good events and forget the bad;
Stick your greatest successes on a wall in your house somewhere. Gaze and think on them with respect for the person who accomplished them, re-experiencing them.
Recall a time when you felt the way you want to feel, & get back into that feeling.
In Pronoia, the Antidote to Paranoia, Rob Brezsny declares evil is boring, the universe is friendly, and life is a sublime gift created for our amusement and illumination. Pronoia is the suspicion that people everywhere are conspiring for your betterment and always doing the best they can with the resources they have right now to help you and are basically on your side Read more »

brain1 Your brain hums with electrical activity every moment of your life.
Brain activity Is controlled by currents, chemicals and oscillations. Millions of neurons must fire in unison to produce the most trifling thought. Your electrical brain-waves operate at different speeds or frequencies. We measure this speed in the number of cycles per second or Hertz. Amplitude is the strength or power of the electrical impulse. It is measured in micro-volts because the skull masks most of the measurable activity.

Obviously, the entire brain doesn’t pulse in time to one frequency, EEGs show that at any given time, the electrical patterns that your brain produces are made up from distinct wave forms ranging from 0.5 Hz or cycle per second up to 30 or more Hz.

There are always predominant brain-wave frequencies where most of these waves synchronise. Scientists measuring brain-waves waves discovered they were related to mind states. Brain-Waves have been divided into four predominant speed ranges, or frequencies that relate to mind and body states. Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta are simply the tendency for two oscillating waves to lock into phase. Read more »