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The THINKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM is:
The part of our brain which can TOLERATE ANXIETY.
The part of our brain which can GATHER and USE FACTS in decisions.
The part of our brain which can SLOW DOWN and consider, WHEN I TOOK THIS CERTAIN ACTION BEFORE, HOW DID THINGS WORK OUT?
The Fetteccinne Incident, a move made thousands of times a day. I’m working at a hotel and it’s four in the afternoon. More >
Yep. Another night stuck with info-mercials. Could be I’m the only one messing up like this. There’s always the option of learning from Dr. L on the radio. Apparently, she makes no mistakes.
Yep. The very thought is beyond ridiculous if I’m talking about what someone else would think. I’m not sure I could talk a salesperson into letting me try on, much less purchase a string bikini. I chose the string bikini statement because someone who loves me very much just the way I am said that once spying a string bikini on a store manikin. He couldn’t have been more wrong. And I’m not being coy. I would look ridiculous in a string bikini, More >
Andy (Timothy Robbins) walks into Shawshank prison, an environment most of us would see as a hopeless place to survive, much less have a life of any quality. He enters the mess hall and the yard, surveys his new neighbors, and joins the most sane group with the most balanced leader (Morgan Freeman). He works in the library, teaches inmates to read, and every single night he scoops one teaspoon of sand out of the tunnel he’s digging for his escape.
Andy chooses to be in charge of himself rather than allow his surroundings determine what goes on inside him and how More >
Sometimes when I talk about working toward a Self Defined Life, people mistakenly assume being SELF DEFINED is the same as being Self-ish. Nothing could be further from the truth. Isn’t it more selfish to run your life on some kind of “auto-pilot” expecting others to change for you? Could there be a more unselfish gift to a spouse, a friend, or relative than to say, “I’ve complained a lot about More >
Talk about your family issues. Anthony Perkins in “Psycho” is definitely a person with a problem staying calm around his mother. In fact, his Emotional Guidance System rules his behavior so thoroughly when he’s around his mother, he becomes his mother. The view his mother’s subjective view, based on her fears, has become his view. When he has thoughts unacceptable to his mother’s view of him as an innocent little boy, he punishes himself.
And, there was that unpleasantry in the shower. Janet Leigh screaming, her More >