Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Let your inspiration flow

There are many theories about ageing but what is certain is that it is not a single process. There is no gene that could be switched off or receptor that might be blocked or other intervention that will stop it. There is some biological evidence that calorie deprivation may affect the Hayflick limit. It has been known since the 1930s that mice which have been severely calorie-deprived may extend their life by 50 per cent. It was gross because almost nobody defended her. Me included. We just watched. Because in the current climate of cancel culture, no one wants to insert themselves between the mob and their target of wrath. So, you just watch it unfold, and hope you burned all those pictures of you from a certain mid-eighties costume party when you dressed as a little-person version of Mr. Of course we felt very bad. But we saw it unfold and in our collective heads thought it could be us, but better her than me. It's even weirder when you see how Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau walked through a scandal of a minimum three documented blackface moments. Why was Kelly scapegoated, and not him--or that creepy governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, who may have dressed either in blackface or like a Klansman for his yeararticle photo (our fearless journalists, who bravely chase down people who post memes, never really got to the bottom of that, did they)? Perhaps it's because both Trudeau and Northam had the seal of approval granted by a media that shared their political stances. Aspies come with a blaring access me here button. You hear it in our conversations (or monologues), see it in our play, and feel it in our tireless desire to stay lost in a world of our own about one particular topic. Whether it be dinosaurs, Greek gods, pioneer girls, or airplane models, an Aspie's special interest is not a perseveration to be endured - it is the most powerful way into our hearts and minds because something about that interest speaks volumes about our own self-concept. In our home, I have taught complicated math patterns with allosaurus and brachiosaurus rubber stamps, and the concept of division using dino eggs. I have introduced solid figure geometry by building models of the Parthenon, and music theory by compiling Mount Olympus playlists for the iPod. Short and simple: the child's passion is the way to get him passionate about learning.

Visit the show-me state of mind Aspies are concrete thinkers. By providing a child with substantive items to experience through her body (respectful of sensory sensitivities), she will move toward abstract concepts with a powerful understanding of the why's behind operations, theories, and formulas. Don't tell us. They're kind of afraid, I think, to get out of the box. Universities are the same; This dynamic is apparent in the research community. Psychologist Imants Baruss and cognitive neuroscientist Julia Mossbridge comment: The results of research concerning anomalous phenomena are often unjustly treated. Science has a habit of getting it wrong before getting it right If consciousness really does exist outside the brain, then science would need to shift its paradigms. But paradigm shifts threaten mainstream thought. Many smart scientists would have to admit that their theories are incomplete or wrong. We've seen this movie before, though. Throughout the annals of history, people have held on to beliefs, thinking they knew everything, until they realized they didn't--and this has happened over and over and over again. But to me, that shift changed everything. Internal power, y'all. We gotz it. I'm painfully aware of the fact that I have apologized for my body for over two decades. Verbally--excusing myself for taking up so much space. Making jokes about what I was eating.

Turning down compliments because I didn't feel deserving. And physically--wearing black, long-sleeved shirts in the Arizona summer. Shying away from anything loud, flashy, or sparkly. Basically doing anything I could to minimize the presence of my body. IF YOU NO LONGER HAVE A USE FOR SOMETHING, DISCARD IT Raise your hand if you have chargers in your house for items you got rid of years ago . Don't hoard things that you don't use regularly or even at all - they just take up space. PUT EVERYTHING AWAY NEATLY AND TIDILY Don't rush. Even though the mess may be overwhelming, you'll be glad in the long term if you give yourself time and work in an orderly manner. PLAY SOME RELAXING MUSIC OR A PODCAST If you dread a task, it helps to incorporate some fun into it, so that it feels less daunting. Dance around the room and act silly while you're tidying up and it will be over in no time. I love to lip-sync! This was a man too stubborn to adapt. Though he spent more time in politics than nearly any other president, historians rank him as the second worst ever. Clearly, paying his dues did not qualify him for the job. It seems fair for success to be determined not by the hardworking but broken model of paying dues, but by merit and smarts. And we'd rather have presidents like Abe Lincoln than Andrew Johnson. But how are we to determine who's fit for the job, if not through past experience?

FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, people from every corner of the planet have flocked to New York City for the reason Frank Sinatra immortalized: to prove they could make it. The allure, the prestige, the struggle to survive, breeds a brand, an image of the city that ripples out to the rest of the world. Sinatra sang about proving himself to himself. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere. Excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities Worry that is hard to control Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge Becoming easily fatigued Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank Irritability Muscle tension Sleep problems: difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep Difficulties in school, in social settings, dealing with others32 Your doctor will also want to rule out other potential causes of anxiety, including medical conditions, the side-effects of medication, drug or alcohol use, and any other mental health concerns. And it has. From the moment I let go of the pretence and instead took ownership of who I was, the actions I took, the results I achieved and the mistakes I made, I started connecting more deeply with others. I have built relationships that matter; I've engaged in thought-provoking and intelligent debates, worked through challenges with clients from a place of understanding, and my business and personal success and achievement have grown exponentially. For example, I was recently invited to speak on the topic of `Unleashing Brilliance' to an audience of about 3000 people in Sydney. I'd prepped my keynote, submitted the slides a few days before and was ready to go.

But on the morning of the keynote I woke up and just knew it was time to be a little bit braver. It was time to replace some of the business case studies of other people I usually shared with stories of myself. I had to dig deep, become a little bit more vulnerable and open up more to show people in the audience that the things I was sharing were on the back of the highs and lows I've learned from my own life and leadership journey. The response was incredible. Master, why didn't you ramp up your efforts like I did and arrive earlier so you could get rest? You were indeed faster, answered his master, but you're just cooling down now, aren't you? In this sense, aren't we arriving at the hilltop at the same time? Similar examples can be seen in many areas of our life. Many people are always in a hurry on their way to work. Sometimes, they even cross the street when the light is red. But when they reach their workplaces, they sit panting heavily, and it takes them a long time to cool down. The same happens when they go home after work. While they may get home several minutes earlier, they but are often too exhausted to spend time with their families. So what difference is there whether they get home earlier and later? Thus, someone who has never used the practice may think: Whoa, that's strange. I guess this whole subconscious thing actually works . Then I led Dr Oz and his audience down a flight of stairs in their minds' eye. On the bottom step, I invited them to find something they needed that day. Would it be a sense of peace? Or would it be a calm type of confidence?

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