Archives for July, 2012

Acute Stress

The Forensics of Relationships: Emotional Crime Scenes #15

"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility, for it thinks all things are lawful for itself and all things are possible." ~ Thomas A. Kempis.

We have been discussing the limbic system of the brain, emotional crime scenes and how sometimes we can't trust what our heart is saying unless we understand some of what is stored in our brain about relationships,...
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A Review of “Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety”

"Put aside any worries. and with a serene heart, purify yourself of irritability and vexation of spirit." ~ The Buddha.

When I wasn't laughing out loud, I found myself thinking about the thought that went into the writing of this fascinating and lucid memoir by Daniel Smith. In fact, it appears Daniel Smith has been thinking about anxiety for most of his life.

He has not only thought about it, he has lived it, researched it...
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The Kindling Effect: Emotional Crime Scenes #14

"Yea, they sacrificed their sons and daughters unto devils, And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan and the land was polluted with blood…Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, in so much that he abhorred his own inheritance." ~  Psalm 106.

The Kindling Effect has been used to describe the neurological tendency of the brain to...
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The Banding of Calf #257: Emotional Crime Scenes #13

"All things truly wicked start from an innocence." ~ Ernest Hemingway.

The Banding of Calf # 257  

Calf #257 was in the field with his mother. The calf was on one side of the fence and the mother was on the other side. The rancher had plans to band calf #257 on this particularly cold spring day.

The wind offered an aggressive spray of dirt and gravel; stinging like a thousand small bees on the exposed...
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Unlocking Your Inner Instinct: Emotional Crime Scenes #12

"Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind and finds the readiest response." ~ Amos Bronson Alcott.

We have been talking about dating, mating, lovers and that special relationship known as marriage, intended in part to propagate our species. We fall in love, make love, have babies and secure the future of human beings on this planet. We are social animals and we need one another. This is the good news.

The bad...
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The Forensics of Relationships: Emotional Crime Scenes #11

"The minute people fall in love, they become liars." ~ Harlan Ellison.

Perhaps the minute people fall in love, they become intoxicated by the Limbic structures's influence over their decision making. Let's take a look at more relationship scenarios:

Jenna is a svelte blond in her late twenties. Single and successful; athletic and driven. Jenna has had more dates than found under the letter J in the phone book. Most of these dates were sexually consummated....
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