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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Hey there, my reader! ❤ I'm back! Finally. 😛 Between health crap, car issues, and other commitments this past week, I've found myself running short on time and energy. Also was dealing with some WiFi connectivity problems over the weekend. #firstworldproblems Since Thanksgiving's coming up this week, I thought I'd jump back in the saddle …

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How High is Your Physical Intelligence?

Fascinating piece on physical intelligence by Dr. Damon Ashworth at Damon Ashworth Psychology.

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Physical intelligence is concerned with how different elements of our environment interact with our senses to influence or distort our perceptions, judgments, and emotions, which then influence our behaviours.

In her excellent book ‘Sensation’, Thalma Lobel has neatly summarized all of the important findings that have accumulated so far in the emerging field of physical intelligence, or ’embodied cognition’.

Like emotional intelligence, physical intelligence appears to be something that can be developed and improved over time. It firstly requires an understanding of the biases inherent in the interaction between our sensory-motor experiences and the physical environment. It then requires an excellent present moment awareness of these biases so that our judgment and actions are adaptive rather than reactive.

Let’s have a look at how high your physical intelligence is and quick ways that you could improve it:

1. Temperature

Q: Should you offer someone a warm or a cold drink…

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The Struggles of an INTP Girl

Years ago, I got the Myers-Briggs result "INFJ" on a free personality test. I have retaken such tests throughout the years - through various sites - and have watched myself gradually "change" from INFJ to INFP to INTP. This transition parallels my journey over the years toward becoming more comfortable and familiar with my true …

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Toxic People

Let me preface by saying that you can't possibly avoid - 24/7 - everyone who makes you uncomfortable. But you can limit contact with some of them, and you definitely should, if at all possible, limit contact with the toxic (rather than simply annoying) people in your life. While some might argue that it is a …

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