Why that gag reflex doesn't lie.
I worked in the retail industry for about two and a half years. Here are some things I learned:
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Fascinating piece on physical intelligence by Dr. Damon Ashworth at Damon Ashworth Psychology.
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:
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I've written oodles about my own personal genetic profile - and some of the ways genetics factor into my health - but not so much about the inner workings and terminology of genetics. Well, today, I'm going to do just that. We'll take a brief look at some of the terminology used to reference and …
What is it? Do YOU have it?
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This is something I wrote last year (with slight modifications), in an effort to express myself and sort through my thoughts.
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 …
I speak from my own pain. 😭 Early last year, I was just beginning my journey at a new workplace. On orientation day, my HR coworker took photos of me and the other new hire. Aesthetically, I was anything but prepared for this photo. It was bad enough that I tend to feel tired during the …