Category Archive: Try Some Techniques

Start Eliminating Negative Self-Talk — The Three A’s

I’m working on finishing my book: Handbook #1 for Intelligent Women: Break the Negative Self-Talk Habit with New Brain Science. As I started working on the chapter on the problem-solving process as the first step toward No NST, I read the end of the previous chapter, which I’ve copied below. It’s a …

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Men Writing About Negative Self-talk

Sticking with the theme of self-talk; negative, positive, realistic, and negative-other talk I’m posting some links to posts on blogs that men have written about negative self-talk. I don’t know if it’s the title of my blog that seems to put men off or what — but I’ve been completely unsuccessful in getting men to …

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Exercise stimulates the brain.Eat potato chips — rush to the gym!

Short and fast: eating fatty foods is better for you if you exercise, than not eating fatty food and not exercising — if you’re a rodent -  and perhaps if you’re a human. Rodent research has never interested me much, but this made me think twice.. I’ll save …

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Meditation Reduces Duration and Occurence of Colds?

Human energy body, aura, chakra, energy

Reduce the occurrence and duration of colds with meditation? WOW! I’m still focused on meditation because I found a few more potentially motivating messages. Unfortunately, I’ve lost the source and author’s name for the second quote. I’m using it because it fits so well with intelligentwomenonly.com’s interest in the elimination of negative …

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Meditation — Don’t Play by the Rules

I found an article from Fall 2009, Tricycle, titled “The Problem with Meditation Instructions.” As regular readers know I just provided very simple instructions for getting started feeling, doing, sensing what a meditative state feels like. Here’s an opening quote. “We assume that meditation practices are proven to work for most anyone, …

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Realistic thinking. Chansky Suggests Pollan’s Real Food Metaphor.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/12/12/whats-wrong-with-positive-thinking/ A terrific metaphor created by Tamar Chansky PhD for realistic thinking, rather than thinking negatively or positively, works like a charm as a reframing technique for readers who swing wide either way. “Though it seems baffling and at times impossible to distinguish the “right” ways to think from the “wrong,” a few simple rules apply. …

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Meditation, Brain Training, and the Detachment Technique — More

Here’s a previous post that ties in with the post of May 30, 2012. I’m doing all the stuff that’s suggested by the new neuroscience. I have to acknowledge improvement in my intuitive thinking — but not enough yet. I have to notice those flashes more and write them down. Just listened to The Queen’s …

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Back to the Beginning: Catherine Price, O, and Negative Self-Talk

If the topic is in O it must be big. And if you’re a free-lance writer, whose articles are regularly published in O you must be a very cool, excellent, smart, writer. That’s what I think after reading some of Catherine Price’s articles and going to her web page. http://catherine-price.com/ In contrast, “Aiming Higher” by …

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Wisdom and Detachment — WOW

> Here’s a short youtube video about improving problem-solving skills by moving away from the problem; a type of detachment. Ethan Kross is the University of Michigan research and assistant professor of psychology. You can find more on detachment by looking under Try Some Techniques. Here are a couple of links to earlier (1/14 and 1/19/2011) …

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Eliminate Disclaimers and Overripe Apologies

>A recent experience in a group discussion reminded me of a “the more things change, the more things stay the same.” The topic was the status of education in the U.S. A frequent contributor and articulate woman prefaced half of her comments with disclaimers. E.g. “I don’t have anywhere near the experience you do in …

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