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Two monks walk into a bar…

Okay, it’s not really a joke like that. It’s more of a story: Two monks were traveling together in a heavy downpour when they came upon a beautiful woman in a silk Kimono who was having trouble crossing a muddy intersection. “Come on”, said the first monk to the woman and he carried her into …

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Looking for more confidence?

On our podcast this week I briefly talked about one of the theories of self-efficacy (one’s belief in their ability to do something). If you haven’t had a chance to listen or didn’t know we HAD a podcast… no worries, we’ve only published two episodes! But, they can be found here for Apple or here …

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Are you a sociopath?

Our brains have something called mirror neurons, which means that they fire when they observe someone else performing an action. They “mirror” the behaviour of the other in your own mind. Mirror neurons help us understand empathy.  You don’t need to experience the pain yourself – when you can “experience” it by watching someone else!  …

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Sugar pills as pain killers

The Placebo Effect is a common term that is thrown around these days. It stems from the medical community, wherein some interventions/treatments, a control group is given sugar pills but are told they are getting something else. Then, the people who shouldn’t be seeing benefits start to actually see them…because they expected that they would. …

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