What Inspires Us.
Below is a showcase that we've assembled, which gives links to different videos and media that motivate us. All of these have had a significant impact on the way we see the world, and how that translates into our work.
This is Your Brain on NeurOptimal®
NeurOptimal can help people in more ways than one, big and small. These testimonials illustrate just how many areas of their lives have improved because of their NeurOptimal training. As you watch, keep track of how many of these apply to you... you may be surprised!
The Neurons That Shaped Civilization
V.S. Ramachandran has been referred to by many as "The Marco Polo of Neuroscience". In this ground-breaking TED Talk, he discusses how Mirror Neurons, a subgroup of braincells have us learn by watching others completely outside of our conscious awareness. What are we defending if we don't know we learned it in the first place?
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.
We are in a new world of work which requires more brain and less muscle. Yet old style management still drives people hard by rewards and punishment. Old management does not manage the new work well. Learn the surprising truths about what motivates us when we engage our cognitive skills.
Louise Hay: An Introduction
Louise Hay is a marvel! An abused high school drop out, she transformed her life and helped transform the life of thousands upon thousands by teaching them how to let go of criticism, resentment, guilt and fear. Listen, learn and love.
Sensory Deprivation and the Developing Brain
If V.S. Ramachandran is "The Marco Polo of Neuroscience," then James W. Prescott is "The Galileo of Neuropsychology." If you would like to know what separate violent from peaceful cultures, this is not to be missed. Be prepared to be blown away!
John Gottman: How to Build Trust in Your Marriage
The renowned marriage expert, who has spent decades conducting research on what makes marriages work well, explains that couples build trust in the small moments of a relationship, when we are emotionally attuned to our partner. Learn more tips on how to build trust at: greater good.berkeley.edu
Introducing the Helical Outpost
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Gratitude HD - Moving Art
Life is special. This is the video equivalent of slowing down and smelling the roses. Life is beautiful, and this narrated montage of music and art aims to make everyone a little more grateful.
The Science of Human Empowerment
Through the research of Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. John Cairns, and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. This new field of Epigenetics shows that random mutations of genes and natural selection control about 5% of DNA change. Instead, DNA is managed by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.
Rules for Rulers
File this one under "Context". We live in cultures. Cultures have rules. Rules determine how we live. The Rules for Rulers determine how cultures form. This may be the best explanation of how politics work that you ever see.
Carolyn Myss is an "energy intuitive," one who is able to diagnose illnesses from afar. She made her reputation working with the distinquished Dr. Norm Sheely, one of the fathers of modern holistic medicine. Carolyn is also wise and articulate.
Caroline Myss on Super Soul Sunday Playlist
Oprah is, well, Oprah. Carolyn Myss is intriguing, to say the least. Here is a great conversation with two of the best who actually walk their talk, in a great conversation about life, love, and being true to thyself. Take a few minutes, sit back and enjoy.
Putting the History of Earth Into Perspective
Your perspective depends upon where you hold the lens.
Learning from a Barefoot Movement
A brilliant and heartwarming expedition into where you can go and what you can do if your are not encumbered by what you think you know. Watch creative thinking in application here.
The Happy Secret to Better Work
Mainstream science about happiness is broken and backwards. Being "successful" doesn't necessarily lead to being happy. Most of our long-term happiness is determined by our perception of our external world. If we focus more on the positive aspects of life we are more likely to experience long-term happiness. At Better Minds Group this is one of our core messages. We work with you to change your perceptions by healing the emotional reactions that fuel negative thinking, and opening you to trust the positive this life also offers.
Hell as an Invention of the Church
Ex-Priest John Shelby Spong argues that Hell was created by the Church as a way of controlling people through fear. The fear of eternal damnation in Hell is something that has regulated people of faith for many centuries. This fear has directly and indirectly changed the way people think and live their lives, adding baggage few can carry.