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The Ritualistic Human

Every morning I, or occasionally my wife, start off the day by making tea.  Specifically chai tea.  As an aside the word chai means “tea” in Hindi.  1,451 more words


The Neuroscience of Motivation

Lack of motivation is a common complaint in the 21st century. Many people talk about feeling a lack of motivation. There are many factors that control how motivated a person feels: incentives, deterrents, personal interest, cognitive dissonance, past childhood traumas, and dopamine levels all rate highly. 1,799 more words

Philosophical Therapy

A brief look at LOVE in terms of brain chemicals

What is love?

“Oh, you mean love. You mean the big lightning bolt to the heart where you can’t eat and you can’t work and you just run off and get married and make babies.”

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Sweet treats

Lollies, Meringues from France, Belgian praliné, Dutch syrup waffles, Arabian dried fruits, Tim Tams from Australia, churros from south America; Every where in the world where I’ve lived and travelled I’ve found sweet treats. 318 more words


Motivation and Happiness

The first reference below explains  this topic in the clearest way possible. It is best to read that article but I will attempt a small summary. 222 more words

Ancient Indians

The three minute read...

Have you noticed that a lot of social media links have the estimated time that the post will take to read written at the top before you commit to opening it? 579 more words

Compassion Chemistry.

daya or compassion is both a pre-requisite and a consequence of a spiritual way of life.

The study discussed in the first reference, shows that a medicine that prolongs the effect of dopamine in the brain, were more fair-minded while sharing things. 260 more words

Ancient Indians