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Lizard Brains and Monkey Minds

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Blog, Writing | 0 comments

Not to get cerebral here (well maybe for a minute), but evolutionary scientists tell us that the oldest part of the human brain – the amygdala – is a remnant from our far-distant reptilian past. In order to survive long enough to evolve into beings with thumbs and smart phones, we had to develop a very healthy fear response, so that we could run like hell when something wanted to eat us.   The Fear Response  That fear response, as you probably know, is still very much with us, except these days many of the things we perceive as threatening are mostly mere imaginary monsters. The...

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Bustin’ Out

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Blog, Writing | 0 comments

Bustin’ Out

We’re bustin’ out and we don’t give a damn; if you don’t like our funk, then take your stuff and scram. – Rick James This song has been on autoplay in my head over the past few days, because I’ve been thinking about the obliteration of boundaries, about busting out of the little life prisons we often find ourselves in when we play by the so-called rules. Promises were made. I was told that if I got educated and worked hard and excelled, that the world was mine. Well, it was for a brief moment, but that was not a permanent offer. The world stopped rewarding me...

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The Heart of Everything

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in Blog, Writing | 0 comments

The Heart of Everything

  The birth of 7 Chakras Media grew out of a recognition that we all need each other, and that self-expression is, in some sense, a collaborative act. Without a receiver, the giver may make the mistake of thinking himself or herself alone in the universe. I think this is true whether you are designing a Web site or constructing a short story. I’ve been a writer my whole life. I know the beauty of it, and its power. But in the past I’ve made the mistake of living almost completely in my head, completely in my writer’s identity. So I’ve spent a lot of time...

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