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Word of the Week "Moral Compass": Meditate on this Phrase

Word of the Week "Moral Compass": Meditate on this Phrase | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

These two words used together are important – very important.  In the legal profession, we must use a moral compass because we meet people who have lost their way.  We have to make sure, at all time, that we do not head in the wrong direction also.

 

Take time to meditate about the meaning of the word “moral compass” to you.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Moral

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Values


Via Gust MEES, Amy Melendez
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

I am unsure that moral compass is a device. A compass is, but thinking of morals in an instrumental way, even metaphorically, misses the point. Having said this, the article makes good points. We communicate morals through our words, actions, thoughts, etc. It is communicating that is important.

 

Teachers communicate all the time. We should consider what that means to the learning of others.

 

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Why your brain loves music

Why your brain loves music | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.

Via Gust MEES, Janice Comrie
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Similar findings are happening in the research on meditation. Music and meditation are spaces where we can just be and listen to our self.

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Natalia Smith's curator insight, April 7, 6:40 PM

An interesting article on why loving music is a great thing for your minds health! A must read. 

Anna Fabo's curator insight, April 18, 7:00 AM

Podreu descobrir que diuen els últims estudis sobre el perquè el nostre cervell li agrada tant la música.

Natalie Gaskins's curator insight, May 11, 2:18 PM

One day, I would love to venture into the field that connects Neuroscience with Music and that is why this article caught my attention right away. I admit to listening to certain songs and having to completely stop whatever I am doing because it was THAT good. I always wondered why that is and why certain sounds that we hear trigger emotions, or stimulation in our brains. I can agree with what the writer said in that we set up expectations in our brains with familiar styles of music and loved to be deceived when the music takes a different direction.I also agree that it is no longer enjoyable when the music goes too astray from what my brain wanted. It just gets annoying that way! It keeps excitement in the song and makes you try to anticipate what is going to happen next. It is a way to keep the listener attentive. I know that when I song is too predictable, it quickly looses my attention. As a songwriter, I feel that this is very crucial when writing. We have to keep the audience engaged at all times. This is also why artists make certain line-up choices while performing at a gig. I thought it odd that we get a different level of satisfaction when we have paid for the music and are then anticipating the surprise. Very odd. 

I would love to venture deeper into these studies and unlock more neurological secrets. Knowledge like this can help sell music.

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Does Nature Make Us Happy?

Does Nature Make Us Happy? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Connections with nature are linked to happiness and ecological sustainability.

 

Research: the results of their research suggest that “nature relatedness has a distinct happiness benefit” beyond the more generalized benefit of feeling connected to family, friends, and home.

 

Our connection to nature also correlated with most measures of human well-being, indicating it may play an extremely important role in maintaining positive mental health. 

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmeeshobbyen.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/the-beauty-of-nature-selection-of-best-photo-shots-from-the-wild-garden/
http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/category/sustainability/http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sustainability

 


Via Gust MEES, Aki Puustinen, Suvi Salo
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Nature is a place where we can see the patterns we need to see. It is also a reminder of our place in something much bigger than human invention and creation. Nature is a the ultimate creative space where creation is ongoing.

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