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How do you respond when your beliefs are challenged?

How do you respond when your beliefs are challenged? | The Butterfly Maiden Project | Scoop.it
{Blog} How solid are your beliefs? Do you relish an opportunity for your beliefs to get challenged to measure your own convictions? {...read more...}
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Why I Write | Butterfly Maiden

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{Blog} A celebrated author, Hrvoje Butkovic, explores what compels him to write. And the answer might surprise you.
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It fascinates me to catch a glimpse into another author's mind - to see their motivation. 

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The Value of Intuition

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Anyone with any kind of spiritual sensibility cannot fail to be aware that a profound change is underway, very, very slowly, in the attitude [re:spirituality and intuition] that an increasing number of people have to one another and to our earthly environment. We have to look back to the 1960s and 1970s for the start of the cultural revolution. Before this, the world was recovering from the second of two world wars in half a century; few people expressed any interest in the welfare of the environment or knew anything much about the mystical faiths of the east. This change in attitude has formed part of the general acknowledgement that the spiritual domain is of profound importance in our everyday lives.

 

Two minds: the conscious mind and the unconscious mind

 

We’ve all used – and heard others use – the expression of being ‘in two minds’. As with many other long-established sayings, there is much wisdom in this phrase. For several centuries now, science has held that the mind is simply the name we give to the workings of the brain. However, over the past century, scientists have come to realize that this is only part of the truth. It is true that the brain interprets the input of our five senses – an operation that we can still regard as a function of the rational or conscious mind. But, as Sigmund Freud realized, humankind also possesses an unconscious mind that holds the data we accumulate about the world until we need to use it and also gives expression to our emotions.......


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Living on Autopilot Prevents Search for Meaning of Life

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{Blog} In our culture, the meaning of life is elusive as we seek satisfactory careers and material goals. {...read more...}
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I love this post, Hrvoje! I recognize how most of my early years were spent running on Autopilot. As a parent, I aspire to providing time and support to my children to search for their own meaning instead of pushing them in to the rat race.

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Why You Need To Shine Your Light | Inspire Me Today®

Why You Need To Shine Your Light | Inspire Me Today® | The Butterfly Maiden Project | Scoop.it
Life can be taken for granted and lived unconsciously - or it can be lived so as to approach doing justice to this unfathomable, infinite gift that is each

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The Habits of the World's Smartest People

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You don't have to be a genius to act like one. Pick up some of these habits of people with high IQs.

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lorrinda's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:56 AM

act like a genius

Christopher Yeh's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:28 PM

I don't think those habits will make you smart, but I love the graphic!

Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:12 AM

Goal-setting continues to be accompanied by perserverance.

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How to Live a Happy Life Starting Now | Butterfly Maiden

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{Blog} Follow your passion, be grateful, express yourself. Learn the ultimate secret of how to live a happy life! {...Read More...}
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Solving the Life Purpose Riddle | Butterfly Maiden

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{Blog} What were you born to do? Sometimes difficult to discover. Learn best practices for solving your life purpose riddle. {...Read More...}
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Infographic: How To Get Your Content Shared

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If you’ve ever wondered exactly how sites like Mashable get some much social traction, this might just help give you a little insight into it, and to be honest, it’s not an art, it’s a science, knowing post by post exactly what gets the most sharability per post…

 

From this Infographic, you’ll see that your optimal time to post new content, is when both the US and Europe are awake, that human interest/watercooler type content is by far the most popular content to share, with Images and Video being key, but it’s value depends on the social network.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:47 PM

This infographic is a useful exploration of content and timing for best results in your social media programs. Tthehanks to Lauren Moss for sharing.

Paul Reichman's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:47 PM

fascinating insights into driving virality

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add your insight...

 
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5 Inspirational Videos to Inspire Happiness

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5 Inspirational Videos to Inspire Happiness (Living Happiness | Creating happiness through personal development, prosperity, wellness and inspiration.

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Study Reveals that the Brain Rewires Itself after Injury

Study Reveals that the Brain Rewires Itself after Injury | The Butterfly Maiden Project | Scoop.it
A new study shows that parts of the prefrontal cortex take over when the hippocampus is damaged, a finding that could potentially help scientists develop new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other conditions involving damage to the brain.

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Ian Banyard's curator insight, August 13, 2013 3:49 PM

When the brain’s primary “learning center” is damaged, complex new neural circuits arise to compensate for the lost function, say life scientists from UCLA and Australia who have pinpointed the regions of the brain involved in creating those alternate pathways — often far from the damaged site.

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12 Ways to Quickly Become Unproductive

12 Ways to Quickly Become Unproductive | The Butterfly Maiden Project | Scoop.it
You probably already tried everything you can to become more productive. Some things worked and some did not. Now it is time to try to be completely unproductive. It’s much simpler than you think!

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Are you a thought leader?

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Ask.com says that a thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.
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School of Life vs Education System | Butterfly Maiden

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{Blog} What is the education system really teaching our children? The School of Life taught me more in a decade than all my years of traditional schooling.
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"By placing children inside a highly structured environment in which they had practically no say, it conditioned them for life in a society where what they think, what they believe, what they have and who they are has been decided for them by someone else." ~Hrvoje Butkovic

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10 Things To Stop Doing Today to Be Happier, Backed by Science - - The Buffer Blog

10 Things To Stop Doing Today to Be Happier, Backed by Science - - The Buffer Blog | The Butterfly Maiden Project | Scoop.it
I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.

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George Rodriguez's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:03 PM

You should read James Clear every Monday and Thursday.  Make the time to grow.

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From Limiting Beliefs to Greatness w/ Brendon Burchard

Get Brendon's new book, our compliments: http://www.TheChargeBook.com/yt. #1 New York Times bestselling author Brendon Burchard discusses why limiting belief...

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Ced Reynolds's curator insight, December 12, 2012 9:37 PM

Curator's Comment: Brenden hits on the positives of psychology. Focusing on our strengths is far better than focusing on our weaknesses. http://ibourl.net/RandomQuotes

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Become a greater borrower; a greater sharer; a greater lender.

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Emotional Freedom is Your Responsibility | Butterfly Maiden

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{Blog} What is emotional freedom? And would you embrace it if given the choice? {...read more...}
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Friendship makes the journey easier and the trip worthwhile. | Inspire Me Today®

Friendship makes the journey easier and the trip worthwhile. | Inspire Me Today® | The Butterfly Maiden Project | Scoop.it
An inspirational photo quote on the value of friendship from Gail Lynne Goodwin.

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How Have I Come To This Place? | Introducing Sarah Russell

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{Blog} Sarah Russell shares painful memories from her past that served as the catalyst for a life long search to find self-acceptance and {...Read More...}
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"By the time I grew into adulthood, I was steeped in self loathing, confusion, rage and resentment, anxiety, and a depression that nearly lead to apathy."

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Dreaming Impossible Dreams: Introducing Hrvoje Butkovic

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{Blog} Hrvoje Butkovic shares how reading Conversations with God profoundly changed his worldview, his struggle to leave the faith {...Read More...}
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Evolving Beyond the Fear | Butterfly Maiden

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{Blog} What tender parts of you do you protect by hiding them from the world? Embrace your authenticity by moving beyond the fear. {...Read More...}
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How to Immediately Improve Your Life (Hint: It Starts With Improving the Lives of Others)

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Empathy, compassion, and giving -- which is simply empathy and compassion in action -- are the building blocks of our being. With them we flourish; without them we perish.

 

Last week a few HuffPost editors and I were treated to a visit by Bill Drayton and Mary Gordon. Bill Drayton is the founder of Ashoka and a longtime champion of social entrepreneurship, a term that he coined and that has now spread across the world. Mary Gordon is a former kindergarten teacher who founded Roots of Empathy, an organization dedicated to teaching emotional literacy and promoting empathy in children. She was also one of the first Ashoka fellows.

 

Our visit started with talk of the newborn recently welcomed by one of our editors, Gregory Beyer, whereupon Mary presented him with a onesie with "Empathy Teacher" emblazoned on the front. But as Mary -- a great empathy teacher herself -- told us, it's a two-way street, and empathy is best nurtured by example. "Love grows brains," she told us. "We need to show children a picture of love as we raise them."

 

Arianna Huffington

 


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John Michel's curator insight, September 13, 2013 1:52 PM

Since Einstein, scientists have been trying to come up with the "theory of everything," which would explain our entire physical world by reconciling general relativity with quantum physics. In the study of our emotional world, there's no analogous theory of everything, but if there were, empathy and giving would be at the center of it. And modern science has overwhelmingly confirmed the wisdom of those early philosophers and religious traditions. Empathy, compassion, and giving -- which is simply empathy and compassion in action -- are the building blocks of our being. With them we flourish; without them we perish.

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Stop Asking Yourself Questions That Keep You Stuck

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These questions are nothing but our mind’s strategy to keep us stuck where we are, to stop us from taking risks, to help us avoid danger.

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Power robs the brain of empathy

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Researchers have some new insights into how power diminishes a person's capacity for empathy. According to scientists, a sense of power shuts down a part of the brain that helps us connect with others.

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Ian Banyard's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:50 AM

This would explain why some people get meaner when they get promoted at work!!

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Empathy, Apology and Forgiveness

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One of the ‘founder generation’ of transformative mediation, Dorothy J. Della Noce, has published an interesting piece on apology in the first issue of the Dutch journal, ConflictInzichtmagazine.  It’s largely based  on research by Seiji Takaku, a report of which appeared in theJournal of Social Psychology, 141(4), 494-508 under the title, “The effects of apology and perspective taking on interpersonal forgiveness: A dissonance-attribution model of interpersonal forgiveness.”

 

For me, the key learning point is:

 

Empathy must be experienced by, and communicated by, both parties to the conflict, not simply one or the other. In other words, to be effective in resolving conflict, apology and forgiveness are best viewed as interactive processes, not simply one-sided speech events.


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