DAY 13: We’re Animals First, Humans Second

Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure..... so ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air
— Edward Abbey
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Day 13 Self Reflection:

Favorite spots


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Day 13 Micro-Science: Evolutionary Psychology

Stages of Change: Everyone tries to be smooth and do things only when they are perfectly able. Need to do that and then up your game and start getting your heartrate up so you can stay composed under pressure. The basic concept is that your brain remembers a skill more easily if you have practiced that skill in a similar “state or aroused level” before. If I put a few more lines in here then everything gets pushed down a little bit further. If you keep going then it will look even better if you have a few lines that make a spacer of sorts and fills up enough space to make it look pretty and even across all the website images and vids.

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Meditation increases gray matter, new connections  and cells in the brain to frontal cortex, oxygenated blood then can flow more freely to rational centers of brain, making for better decisions. Also to hippocampus which sees accurate portrayal of reality, and also insula cortex (empathy and relationsihps) rubbing of hands together tells guards in watchtower thtat theycan relax. increases gray

  • FACT: SkyDiving Fact

  • TAKEAWAY:Things get easier and less scary you just have to start.

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Daily Meditation: Body Scan in Nature

Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too high of heart rate can cuase intracranial pressure

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  • FACT:Meditation Fact

  • TAKEAWAY:Things get easier and less scary you just have to start. Stress vaccinations: myelination between left PFC and amydgala incrase: why gratitude journals work

Day 1 Meditation: Imagine you could snap your fingers and suddenly you had your optimal life and you were your optimal self. Now take five minutes (set a timer) and visualize what would be happening in that life: where you would be going, who would you be with, how would you feel?

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It is not the strongest of a species that survives, nor the most intelligent. But the one that is the most adaptable to change
— Charles Darwin

Daily Motion Task: Feeling of Awe

-Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too high of heart rate can cuase intracranial pressure

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  • TAKEAWAY:Things get easier and less scary you just have to start. Stress vaccinations: myelination between left PFC and amydgala incrase: why gratitude journals work


Day 1 Motion Task: Imagine you could snap your fingers and suddenly your life was exactly as you wanted it. Now take five minutes (set a timer) and visualize what would be happening in that life: where you would be going, who would you be with, how would you feel?


Bonus Material:

#1) Ted Talk: Nature is Everywhere-we just need to learn to see it

Check out this Ted Talk by Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too high of heart rate can cuase intracranial pressure

#2) Best Possible Self Exercise: Greater Good of Berkely

Check out this article by Greater Good: by Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too

#3) Eliciting Awe: Yosemite

Check out this Ted Talk by Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too high of heart rate can cuase intracranial pressure

#4) Eight Reasons Why Awe Makes Your Life Better