Does this feel familiar? “I often struggle to acknowledge what I like about myself- even just to myself- without a ‘but’, without confirmation from others or without an urge to ‘prove myself’ to others. People are frequently confusing to me.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Liking Myself
Brain fertiliser: knowledge plus self-reflection equals wisdom. Intrinsic motivation- what are some examples of this for you? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Intrinsic Motivation?
Does this feel familiar? “People frequently don’t understand me. I don’t understand why. I frequently feel confused by people”. Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Being Understood
I’ve noticed this countless times in my own mind. I guess I wouldn’t know how many other times this happens. What if my treasured mind is just a human Instagram feed? 😱 Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Memory and Cryptomnesia?
Does this feel familiar? “Addressing conflict (difference) frequently escalates to negative reactions or arguments. I frequently feel confused by people.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Conflict
Brain fertiliser: emotional self-awareness. Can we use jealousy to tell us about our own life goals rather than directing negative thoughts and feelings towards others? Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Listen to Your Jealousy?
Cognitive empathy. Do differences in experience and learning explain a disagreement? Could accepting that difference in discussion help build understanding? Continue reading Brain Fertliser: Disagreement and Experiences?
Does this feel familiar? “People and situations consistently don’t match what I expect and I often feel surprised, disappointed, frustrated or disorientated by unexpected consequences.” Continue reading Empathy for Self-Gain: Expectations
The 1970s think tank, The Bee Gees’ questioned, ‘How deep is your love, how deep is your love?’. Outlined in this piece is a reflective exercise for any curious person to explore this about themselves. Some mixed pop-culture references inside. Continue reading Is it Truman Love? A Thought Experiment
Notice. What are your first feelings in response to this finding about the human brain? #brainfertiliser #brainembryos #neuroscience #mindfulness #selfawareness Continue reading Brain Fertiliser: Emotion science?