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9 Slightly Crazy Things That Might Make You Wildly Productive

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Break up your routine with these secret (slightly off-the-wall) tricks to jump-starting your productivity.

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YES, being playful is good for your body, mind and soul! Be playful today and share what playful thing you did today and how it made you feel. 

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EQRocks's curator insight, April 26, 2013 12:56 AM

Have fun with these cool ways to make yourself feel better -- NOW!

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:05 PM

Also worth reading in that regard: Buddha's brain!

Embodied Wisdom & Cognition
Accessing our wisdom through Body, Mind and Soul working together seamlessly as a whole.
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Are You Lying To Yourself About Your Relationship?

Are You Lying To Yourself About Your Relationship? | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
Would you go along with polygamy just to have a relationship, even though it is not for you?
Deborah Lange's insight:

Do you know when you lie to yourself? Your body does! What makes you override the tension in your body of doing something that is not good for you?

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Robot Check

This book are new navigation tools, that arise from holistic educational methodologies, play for adults, connecting with nature, and include noticing, sensing, emoting, and intuiting patterns in self, others and the systems in which we live, work and play. Deborah believes we are at the tipping point of another exciting Renaissance in the opening to an exponential spike in our evolution of human nature.
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Your Gut Feeling Is Way More Than Just A Feeling

Your Gut Feeling Is Way More Than Just A Feeling | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
Trusting your intuition is much more of a science than it is just a gut feeling.
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Intuition more powerful than reason in times of doubt and uncertainty. We can learn to sense whether we are deeply connected to a wise knowing or whether we are leading ourselves up the garden path.
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To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body

To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it

To handle stress and adversity more effectively, we should probably pay closer attention to what is happening inside our bodies, according to a fascinating new brain study.

Deborah Lange's insight:

Totally agree, our bodies "talk" to us, only we have not been listening. We have ben too focussed on listening to other people's ideas and our thoughts. There is an inner body language that "talks" to us to let us know what we are doing that is creating well being.

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Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut - Mindful

Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut - Mindful | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
How what's going on in your gut could be affecting your brain.

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More than we realise! 

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Let Your Body Move

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Let your body move and notice the body wisdom stored in your body movement
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As adults we can get stuck in habitual ways of moving our bodies. Does your body move with a swing? or does it hang? thrust? or be still? What wisdom can you access by noticing and playing with different forms?

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Soul Food

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In gratitude from the love and soul food. Thanks for trusting me to guide you back home to your true self.
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When was the last time you went to the country and sensed your connection with nature and animals? 

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What happens when you slip up

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When you slip up do you fall down hard or do you have the resilience to bounce back up quickly?
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What do you do to be resilient? Doing things differently, accepting difference, letting go of control are all aspects of having the resilience to bounce back to neutral no matter what life challenges arise.

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Speak Your Truth

What happens when you have made a commitment to something and it isn’t quite what you had imagined?   If you change your mind it effects somebody else. They are relying on you. But in your heart of hearts it isn’t really what you want t...
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Do You Feel Like No-One Listens To You?

Do you feel like no-one listens to you?   There are many reasons why you may not be heard.   Everyone focuses on listening skills, paying attention to another person. Yes we all need to learn how to listen to another.   ...
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Are your negative emotions a key to your well being?

Are your negative emotions a key to your well being,
Deborah Lange's insight:

 If you keep on suppressing what you may call your negative emotions you may be missing out on invisible gifts of wisdom beneath the veneer. Every emotion has a purpose if you look, see, feel, sense and be curious.

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How do I know if my relationship is right for me? - Deb Lange

How do I know if my relationship is right for me? - Deb Lange | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
Is my relationship right for me?
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Knowing what is love and what isn't is sometimes harder than you think. These questions can help point you in the direction of what is not loving but you may be tolerating.

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Robot Check

This book are new navigation tools, that arise from holistic educational methodologies, play for adults, connecting with nature, and include noticing, sensing, emoting, and intuiting patterns in self, others and the systems in which we live, work and play. Deborah believes we are at the tipping point of another exciting Renaissance in the opening to an exponential spike in our evolution of human nature.
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Avoidance and Resistance to Change

Avoidance and Resistance to Change | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
Are you a Manager, a Team Leader, a Consultant who is committed to making a difference to your organization, your team, your client? Perhaps you want…
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How are we protecting ourselves from the very change that we desire?
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Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype

Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
Transformative school leaders embrace creativity and play, reimagine meetings, promote a culture of celebration through their daily interactions, and maintain their own health and spirit.

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Yes, at long last. Play is the most wonderful way for adults to connect, to communicate, to be accepted, to be fully expressed, to self-organise and learn from one another and being open to emergent learning. This is the exact opposite of controlled learning that is based on prediction and the known and reliance on content experts. I love learning and leading others learning through Play! Are you willing to give up control and play today? You will be surprised at what you discover through play.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, February 2, 2016 7:38 PM

It isn't just the kids who need unstructured play, it is us adults, too. . . even the principal! Let's all get out and play together. It is the best way to form meaningful relationships that will support children when the learning gets difficult.

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Why You Should Strengthen Your Brain-Gut Connection

Why You Should Strengthen Your Brain-Gut Connection | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
People often talk about a “gut feeling” when they meet someone for the first time. From the time we’re young adults, we’re told to “trust our gut instinct” when making decisions. It is common to pause for a “gut check” when faced with situations that test our mettle and resolve.

The brain-gut relationship is more than metaphorical. Our head and gut are joined by a network of neurons and chemicals that provide feedback about how starved we are, whether we’re under pressure or not or if we’ve consumed a microbe we shouldn’t have.

The information pathway is named the “brain-gut” axis and provides natural and immediate updates on the body’s status of affairs. That drowning feeling in the pit of your belly after checking out the post-holiday bills is a clear illustration of the brain-gut relationship at work.

As in any ecosystem populated by opposing species, the ecosystem in the gut commands that inhabitants survive. Just as forest creatures would struggle in the desert, microbes that rely on the mucus layer will flounder in a gut where mucus is sparse. Build up the mucus and microbes will be staging a rally. The nervous system can help decree which microbes inhabit the gut, even if the choices are not conscious. It’s mind over microbes.

The brain-gut connection has seen major breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology research  recently. In 2015, research found that increasing the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut and help reduce anxiety and lessen symptoms of depression.

One study showed that individuals with more fermented foods in their diet exhibit less neuroticism and social anxiety. “It is plausible that the probiotics in the fermented foods are positively improving the conditions in the gut and changes in the gut, in turn, impact social anxiety,” Dr. Matthew, assistant professor and one of the study’s authors, said.

Is Yogurt the Path to Happiness?

Recent research into the brain-gut connection shows that the signals sent between the brain and gut travel both ways. The meaning of this? The nourishments you consume can have a potent impact on your attitude.

Yogurt, for example, is a mood booster — a powerful one. The probiotics in yogurt contribute mood-lifting benefits and exert incredible power over one’s body. Not only may balance microbiota ward off depression, weight gain, and disease, it’s a two-way highway.

Tension and stress in the cerebrum can affect your gastrointestinal well-being and the bacteria already in the digestive system can influence how you become stressed. Consuming yogurt promotes the proliferation of advantageous, mood-enhancing bacteria, making it a mood raising snack on a deep level.

If a person can’t eat dairy, there are other creamy, probiotic options such as goat’s milk or coconut milk. The non-dairy options may be tolerated better and are equally as comforting.

Depression

Humans have two brains. The second is called our enteric nervous system and consists of over 100 million neurons that are in the walls of the long tube of our gut beginning at the esophagus and ending at the anus. Measuring nine meters long, it is deeper than most swimming pools.

As important as the neurons in the gut is the bacteria found there. Our bodies are dwelling places for over 100 trillion bacterial and microbes — known as our microbiome. Besides breaking down our food, fighting infection and boosting our immune system, the microbiome plays an important role in our mental health.

John F. Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert from the University College Cork in Ireland, is ahead of the curve in exploring the link between gut and brain health. Working closely with gastroenterologists, microbiologists and psychiatrists, Cryan is finding the effects of gut bacteria on the brain.

Cryan, and fellow researchers, found that when mice are bred in sterile conditions — void of beneficial bacteria — they do not interact with other mice and behave with social awkwardness. When the microbiome was disrupted, the mice copied human anxiety and depression.

So what does this mean in terms of Strengthening the Brain-Gut Connection?

In one of Cryan’s studies, two varieties of Bifidobacterium produced by his lab were more effective than Lexapro when treating anxious and depressed behavior. In clinical trials, individuals taking probiotics reported feeling more resilient. The more researchers study the link between gastrointestinal problems and mood disruptions, the more convinced they become of how the two brains work together.

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, January 13, 2016 5:14 PM

Just in case you still think food/gut health doesn't affect your brain, read this. Take 2 minutes, it may inspire you to take better care of yourself!

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Rethinking Work

Rethinking Work | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
Is it human nature to hate your job? On the contrary.

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MOst of us have the liberty to choose our work - then we need to choose where and who we do that work with. 

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intuitive body wisdom

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intuitive body wisdom book, coming soon by Deb Lange
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Love to have your feedback on what title resonates with you?

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Speak your truth

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Speak your truth enables you to create loving boundaries in your life that bring your self respect, peace and contentment.
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What happens when you control what you want to say, and stop yourself from speaking your truth? Does your body expel your truth? Perhaps, you are you so good at controlling yourself you internalise an inner lie to yourself? What happens if you do that?

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What happens when you slip up?

When you slip up do you fall down hard? wallow around for awhile? take a long time to get up on your feet?     [caption id="attachment_3298" align="alignnone" width="1500"] When you slip in the mud, does it take you long to get up?...
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What do you do if you feel helpless?

Do you go into overload? Have "analysis paralysis", get overwhelmed and then feel bad? What if there is another way?     Access the wisdom in your body, as a moment by moment practise.   I was coaching Claudia, this morning...
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Know Your Anger

There are many people who suffer from being angry as they have either tolerated an injustice or they did not have the skills to defend themselves and create boundaries of respect at some time in their life.   When we have anger that is seeth...
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What Mask Are You Wearing in Your Relationships and Life? - Deb Lange

What Mask Are You Wearing in Your Relationships and Life? - Deb Lange | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
relationships, masks, life, being authentic, care, empathy,
Deborah Lange's insight:

If you are hiding behind a mask you are likely to also be hiding from the wisdom our range of emotions. If you suppress fear, anger, and shame  you are putting a lid on happiness, peace and contentment.

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How does your history effect your present? - Deb Lange

How does your history effect your present? - Deb Lange | Embodied Wisdom & Cognition | Scoop.it
vision, history trip, timeline, wisdom, body wisdom, emotional intelligence, your history effects your vision.
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How are you celebrating the richness of your past as you transition into your present?

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