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women's brains and developing intuition

by Mona Lisa Schulz

This book is stunning! Every woman needs to read this book, because not only does the author present us with groundbreaking research (easy to understand, btw) on our brains, but also she tells us what this means for us in our daily lives. If you have ever wondered about your own MOOD, ANXIETY, MEMORY or ATTENTION, then this book will give you many valuable answers.

What I found most fascinating is that the health problems we are facing as women today are affected by the dramatic shifts in women’s roles, responsibilities and lifestyles. And these changes are only as recent as 60 years old. Our brains are entirely different from our mothers, and grandmothers, because we’ve had to adapt to a very different world. This has made our bodies (that don’t evolve as fast) a sensitive and reactive landscape to compensate for the changes in deep patterns and structures going on in our brains.

Here's a brief version of An Eleven Step Program for Managing Mood and Anxiety Problems Using Emotional Intuition from Chapter 8:

  • STEP 1: Localize the physical symptom associated with your feelings.
  • STEP 2: Localize the thought pattern associated with the mood or anxiety. (Major three: fear, anger, sadness.)
  • STEP 3: Localize the prompting event.
  • STEP 4: Find the person for which the emotion and its associated message is intended.

Intuitive Buffers:
Use grounding techniques to improve mood and reduce your physical stress. Here are some ground techniques:

  • Stand on cold tile.
  • Wash your face with cold water or hold ice in your hand.
  • Go for a run, do intense exercise, preferably outside in nature, so that you can key in to how your feet are touching the ground and how the wind feels against your skin.
  • Listen to loud music and move your body to the beat. Syncopated rhythms are great because they challenge and attract your attention.
  • STEP 5: Pinpoint what your mood and intuition are asking you to change.
  • STEP 6: Identify emotion and intuition censors.

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A little explanation of the card test:
Sometimes, I use a pack of cards to test my intuition.
What you do is you shuffle the cards, keeping them face down. Then you try to "guess" whether the card on top is black or red. Probability says you should get 26 right, 26 wrong (50, 50). If you get all of them right, that's a liitle freaky. =)
angry eye

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Lots of things are running through my head right now. I don't know how to explain what I'm feeling but it's not very pleasant. Something is wrong. Something is happening somewhere and there are warning signals going off in my head. Beware... watch out, things are not as the seem.

Am I happy? I don't know. In a way, I am... I'm very happy, things are going really well for me, and I project happiness (well at least I think I do) when I'm around others. Yet there is this... thing pricking at my conscious. It's what keeps me awake in the middle of the night, it distracts me when I'm working, and it's always there in the back of my mind, even when I'm happy. So what do I do? Why am I feeling this? How do I get RID of it, that's my main question?

What is it that I am perceiving silently inside? What is it about? Who is it about? Will I find out soon? Or will I find out too late? It's so frustrating to deal with this. I'll admit there are certain people who concern me deeply - but for different reasons. This feeling that I'm getting, probably has to do with one of them. There is one person, who seems unrealistically happy right now. Is there such a thing as being TOO happy? I don't know... I mean, I'm glad, I'm overjoyed that this person is happy, but something doesn't feel quite right. I can't put my finger on it and I wish I could. Does it show on my face when this person asks me for my thoughts? I hope not. At the same time, I don't want to hide what I'm feeling. It's such a dilemna.... do I tell the person what I'm really feeling, possibly ruining their happiness, or do I stay quiet and hope for the best? Hope for the best? Damn it. I've never been wrong with things like this! That hope, is a small, tiny fraction.

What the hell do I do?

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I'm all smiles right now... *grin* Miss Fleming emailed back. Miss Fleming. Hrm. Seems weird to call her that, when I call Audrey and Sal by their first name. Come to think of it, Miss Fleming (can I say Andrea?) and Audrey are the same age.
It's so nice and bright outside, but that's deceiving because once you go outside you freeze from the gusting winds. The sun keeps playing hide and seek.
Mara was right... There's something in the air. Definitely. I'm very happy right now, and I can feel something changing around me. Can you feel it? *lol* Oh yes... interesting things are going to happen in the month of March. I just know it. Hahaha... I am giddy with excitement and I love it.

Hmm... Fatboy Slim rocks. Anyone want to dance? *silly grin*