Tags » Lizard Brain


Humans – Monkeys or Lizards?

Homo sapiens means ‘wise man’ … or perhaps the attempt to appear wise – clever monkey!

Actually, most of us have more in common with a dinosaur, which means ‘terrible lizard’ as we are mainly governed by our primitive, reptilian brain. 268 more words

Cultivating healthy human systems from the roots of the problem: fear and (lack of) self-confidence

Two drives prevent human systems from flourishing in healthy ways: Fear and lack of self-confidence. One of the ultimate ways to make a real difference – in whatever sense – in the short and long term is to cultivate the ability of people to conquer their fears and to gain self-confidence. 666 more words

Oblique Topics / Off The Wall

What mindfulness is, and is not.

My recent post about Mindfulness and Classroom Management perhaps made too many assumptions about the concept of Mindfulness. So, while it isn’t precisely ELT related, I wanted to clarify a little what I think Mindfulness is (and what it isn’t). 829 more words

When leading gets risky.. (and why it's a good thing)

Time to read: 2 mins

I have been building on the habit of writing daily. Not only to write, but to write with risk.

It’s easy enough to first learn about a topic and then write about it, but there is very little risk in that. 559 more words


The Enragening Begins...

Well, that was sudden…

Today I inadvertently quit smoking. It was simply a matter of my trusty pack of Camels running out at 8:30 this morning (it is about 11 a.m. 626 more words


Monkey Mind Manners

Yesterday I wrote about the one-minute meditation that can help soothe your monkey mind.

First, let me clarify my two metaphors. I use ‘lizard brain’ a lot. 352 more words

Mental Attitude

Quieting Down the Monkey Mind

It only takes a minute. Really. You have 60 seconds, don’t you?

I dunno what’s going on the last few months. Oh wait, yes, I do. 438 more words

Mental Attitude