Sunday, 2 August 2015

how heartbreak effects the brain

" does losing the love of your life change the chemical composition of your brain? First of all, let's make it clear that heartbreak really does hurt. Functional MRI scans have shown that people who have recently been dumped have higher than normal activity in the region of the brain that registers physical pain.
This triggers the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin, leading to all kinds of physical symptoms, such as nausea, difficulty breathing, and also a weakening of the heart muscle that doctors call Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and can sometimes be fatal.
But let's get back to our brains, because those stress hormones aren't the only ones flooding our systems. Back in 2010, researchers from Rutgers University in New York asked 10 women and five men who'd recently been dumped, but were still "intensely in love", to get inside an MRI machine and look at photos of their ex. That literally sounds like the worst kind of torture you could put someone who's dealing with a breakup through, but it provided some fascinating insight into the neuroscience of being dumped (thank you, heartbroken warriors of science).
In fact, the scans showed that their brain activity was very similar to that of an addict going through cocaine withdrawals. And that's because falling in love is a lot like becoming hooked on drugs - when you're smitten with someone, it activates the 'reward' neurons in your brain, and this triggers the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine...."

Friday, 24 July 2015

dance in the waterfall

waterfall at Palenque National Park

"this is the shamanic dance in the waterfall...this is how magic is hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering that it's a feather bed...there's no other way to do it..." Terence Mc Kenna

nature loves courage

"nature loves courage, it will remove obstacles, you make the commitment and nature will remove impossible obstacles, dream impossible dreams...and the world will lift you up..."


Thursday, 23 July 2015

mining of human spirit

“the being spirit part of humans is being mined through the human experience and through the logic and emotions of the human. This is the purpose of technological civilisation. One of the purposes is to erase ancestral memory. We are all descendants of tribes, our memory is coded in DNA, our experience of lineage...a religious sense of reality replaces the spiritual sense of reality, had to submit to dominator chain of command...the earth was no longer the mother, they had to create sexism, earth was property, spiritual value was away from the earth, a major perceptual reality change, word believe may not be in harmony, take our imagination back"'

take back the earth

"they have put us out of balance so that we know longer have the power to deal with them they have separated us from our spiritual connexion with the earth. we are energy, we need to evaluate how we use our own energy..we are alternative energy, never give up hope, we live in a natural world, the earth is power, America attacked flower power children with drugs, we are power, we are spirit, we are the people, we must pick our way of life and stick to it "

delights of travel

“To waken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”  Freya Stark, British travel writer

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

we are people

John Trudell talks about the label Native American and that they and we are all people. We were all here before there were any countries. Modern Americans are descendent of tribes too, it’s in the genetic memory. We are all the descendants of tribes, they were just destroyed in Europe earlier in history.  A thought provoking talk from the heart