Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Deconstructing EQ - Why there is no EI without Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is a ground breaking concept that has had a tremendously positive impact on industry and academia. Nevertheless, at it's core is an unnecessary false binary discrete opposition. This premise is built on the notion that we have two minds, one emotional, the other rational. The subtitle of Daniel Goleman's book says it all: "Why EQ matters more than IQ". Emotions have no initiative; their sole capability is to respond to reason or instincts. The faux dichotomy of reason vs emotions is academically and intellectually destructive. Goleman's work sets the ground for a slew of false oppositions such as emotional mind VS rational mind, emotional brain VS rational brain, reason VS emotions and of course intelligence VS emotional intelligence.

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The ill Definition of Rights

The ill Definition of Rights To exist is to be something, as distinguished from the nothing of none ...

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The 5 Law Languages

Within the context of a love relationship, if the 5 love languages counsels on an effective bilateral demonstration of love to a partner, in a way they understand AND appreciate, then the 5 law languages is preoccupied with the mutual compliance with the agreements and terms of engagement that govern the love partnership. if a successful companionship is energized by affection and chemistry, a productive partnership is fueled by commitment and compatibility.

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Brain Chemistry and Anatomy of Addiction

Please see attached a draft chapter for  a book I am writing called "The Plain Person's Guide to Addiction". I'm intrigued by the notion that stress and depression are both catalysts for an inclination towards potentially addictive behaviors (PIB's).

 

I'm also extremely interested in how a subject can distinguish between variations in PIB's such as habits, obsessions, psychological dependencies, addictions and even necessities. So I'm attempting to craft a matrix of consisting of the following evaluation criteria:

Impact on:

(1) brain chemistry and anatomy

(2) free will

(3) rational self interest (e.g. Detrimental effects on work, hobbies, social relations)

(4) Tolerance

(5) physiological trauma experienced during attempted withdrawal 

 

The target market are those that might read Psychology Today magazine but not necessarily Scientific American Mind.

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A Baby Boomers Musings about Death and Life Insurance

If you are a "baby boomer" like myself (born between the years of 1946 and 1964), you are probably t ...

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Could Jesus have possibly been tempted by pedophilia?

The New Testament says that Jesus was tempted in EVERY way, yet he was without sin. It does not say that Jesus was without temptation, but without sin (acting on temptation).

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Washington Redskins, Much Ado About Nothing

Should the primary individual and institutional beneficiaries insisting on the change (including special interest groups like the Congressional Native American Caucus and Oneida Indian Nation) be prepared to cover the formidable operational, production and marketing costs required?

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Managing your Resting Heart Rate (RHR)

So why is it a good idea to track your resting heart rate? First it is a great indicator of heart fitness and health. A "normal" RHR is said to be between 60-100. In addition, you can use the results to manage your fitness routine. For example, if your RHR is 7 beats over you typical some time after exercise, its a sure sign you have been overtraining. An RHR higher than 100 puts you at risk of cardiac arrest.

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The [Bio]Medication of Sinfulness

The Catholic Church describes 7 deadly sins including wrath, lust, slothfulness. These "sins" can be conveniently mapped to some of the symptoms of depression (anxiety disorder); anger/irritability, gluttony (lust for or addiction to food) and fatigue respectively.

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I love, therefore I am

This morning, I awoke with the statement "I love therefore I am" (amo ego sum), ricocheting within my mind. This phrase of course is popular as a simple google search would reveal. My point however is that despite its corny potential to inspire "rolling of the eyes", in my opinion it is far more profound than the phrases "I think therefore I am" or "I perceive therefore I am".

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Sexual Relationships; a status for the uncertain

Sexual Relationships; a status for the uncertain

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The John Trust Charitable Organization

I have been involved with altruistic activities within our community dating back as far as the 1980's when I was the Chairman and founder of the London, UK based Sierra Leone Education Association. In the early 1990's I was the founder and chairman of the Sierra Leone Development Foundation; an organization responsible for raising almost $30,000.00 to build toilets and provide water supply for the Kroo Bay community in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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Beyonce Lip Synch Controversy - Is the black media guilty of double standards?

I just listened to Steve Harvey basically tell his audience to stop hating on Beyonce with regards to the inauguration lip synch controversy.

To say "it doesn't matter either way, it's still her voice" is a gross oversimplification of the issues.

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Vital Energy - Love, Sex and Exercise

How many of us middle aged folks yearn for the energy to love, be creative and basically just work out regularly? The secret to vital energy is in the power of amino acids. My focus is on the trinity of mood and energy regulating neurotransmitters namely serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. L - Tryptophan converts to Serotonin, while L-Phenylalanine and L-Tyrosine convert to both Dopamine and Neropenephrine.

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On Love and Creativity

Scientists say that romantic love enhances global processing and creative thinking (with lower levels of analytical thought) while lust enhances local processing and analytic thinking (but lower levels of creativity). Scientists found that romantic love was also a more powerful motive for increased creativity than money.

Romantic love is associated with long-term goals of attachment. Lust is more about the "here and now" and the desire to engage in sexual activity.

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The Art Of Selfishness

Why practice selfishness as art? Selfishness has always had a bad rap, so should we concern ourselve ...

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Deconstructing Passion

What’s love but a second hand emotion? -Tina Turner Is that really all that love is, a se ...

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"Love actually...is fundamentally a drive to survive and be survived by."
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