The Science of Storytelling

Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can’t make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing….


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Bully describes why she “bullied” and her epiphany

Bully describes why she “bullied” and expresses remorse for her middle school actions In the link below from Upworthy–a fantastic collection of interesting videos on YouTube. 



4 Stages Of COPD

Please don’t make the mistake of looking down at people you see in public using portable oxygen devices, and smugly thinking “they got what they deserved” because their poor health is based on their poor lifestyle — choosing to smoke. This judgmental attitude is wrong for many reasons, one of which is that are those us, INCLUDING ME, with Stage 4 (also sometimes called “end stage”) COPD, WHO HAVE NEVER SMOKED AND HAVE LIVED A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE (and I will leave the lack-of-morality-and-compassion reasons out of my post in this instance).