Archive | January, 2015

Validate Before Blaming

Humans have selective hearing and vision. We see, hear and believe only the details that confirm our preset beliefs. The truth I perceive is colored by my preferences. My preferences are committed to protect the meaning I find most worthy. Not realizing that my truth is thus just one version of the ‘real’ truth, I […]

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Dying too soon

Fear of death is amongst the top fears in our society. I too have this fear. It has become worse after I became a parent, knowing that two precious souls totally depend on me for their wellbeing. Every life form runs away from the possibility of death. This is particularly worse in humans because of […]

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CTV News: Worried your brain doesn’t know how to be happy? Maybe it’s overloaded

Stressed? Can’t focus? Thoughts wandering everywhere? It’s no surprise. Your brain wasn’t built for today’s interconnected, information overloaded world. “We have a medieval brain trying to live in the modern world,” says Dr. Amit Sood, M.D., M.Sc. and author of “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living.” Read more »

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Stop Editing

I wish I knew where I was going, where I came from, how the tomorrow will look, the meaning of it all. I don’t. I wish everyone became kind, no child ever cried, each pain found its soothing balm, no one ever suffered. That won’t happen in my lifetime. I am more ignorant than I […]

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Science Friday: Don’t Stress! How to (Hopefully) Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Dr. Amit Sood featured in Science Friday: “Starting out 2015 by choosing a cup of blueberry yogurt instead of some perfectly buttered blueberry pancakes probably feels like a test of willpower. But as you try to keep your new year’s resolutions, willpower is only part of the equation. What could end up undermining your goals is […]

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Success and Failure

During a typical day, an average person spends fifty percent of the time struggling with a desire. The desire is to experience something pleasant, that our mind considers good, and avoid unpleasant, that our mind considers bad. This seems rational, but has one flaw. I want good but I don’t know what good really is. […]

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