Aristotle said "You are what you repeatedly do."
but..... what if you aren't aware that what you're doing is harmful?
The truth is.... Your BRAIN is working at all times,
and every thought you have (whether spoken or NOT)
is traveling through your mind and firing the neurons in your brain.
SO.... ask yourself this question.....
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT ?
I've heard little quotes like "You are what you think about" and "Thoughts become things"
a million times in the past.... BUT last year I went to an EEG workshop with
Dr. Ido Davidesco, a Ph.D. research scientist at NYU, and my life was drastically changed. I watched 1st hand, how
my THOUGHTS were
giving off a genuine, measurable, electronic signal registering on the screen in front of me...
which was transmitting messages within my BRAIN.
(photo above is me being hooked up to an EEG machine)
Here is a screenshot
of my BRAIN
(with my eyes closed)
just thinking .
So..... what does this have to do with YOU
and what does this have to do with GRATITUDE?
Let me tell you!
After nearly 10 years of people asking me when I was ever going to write
on my BLOG again..........well....today is the day! Creative Gratitude Company website and my brand NEW blog.....are up and ready to create a gratitude revolution.
Lots has happened in the last 10 years, and I can NOT say it was all great! But, I can say, I have come out on the other end a much stronger, more focused gal. I have learned to love in the midst of adversity, enjoy the tiny treasures life offers me daily, forgive when I hurt more than I imagined possible, and smile bigger and laugh louder in my 50's than my 20's ever dreamed.
I am just a few short months away from graduating with a Master's Degree in Educational Neuroscience and I couldn't be more thrilled with where life's journey is taking me.
Please join me each "Thankful Thursday"
for my weekly BLOG post with tips and tricks I have learned throughout my journey. I will be sharing with the world all the incredible things I have learned about the BRAIN and how you can learn to "re-wire" yours through the practice of GRATITUDE to live a life that makes you smile.
Life will always deal you some moments of adversity.... but learning to spot your "triggers" before the brain completes its circuit of negative habits has been the most revolutionary thing I have come across in my studies. Most relationships don't have 30 different arguments, they probably have 1 argument 30 times. I now know that is because of the circuit patterns our brains run in our head. Ones we don't even know are happening.
Best kept SECRET... make yourself a HAPPY LIST!.....
Take a moment and think of 5 things that make you happy. If you're like most people I've talked to in the last 2 years of research, you've never stopped to ask yourself that question. Make sure you think of things you can do by yourself that don't require an "other" person. Here's My LIST... Now let me tell you how to use your list to catch your "triggers" before they complete the negative circuit.
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!