Research & More Wisdom

Knowledge is power!

Research around the globe keeps pouring in to validate the powerful effects of Authenticity, Response-ability, and Appreciation. Learn about real-world benefits.

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Words Can Change Your Brain

The Most Dangerous Word in the World

This word can damage both the speaker’s and listener’s brain!

If I were to put you into an fMRI scanner—a huge donut-shaped magnet that can take a video of the neural changes happening …

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One of the Greatest Contributing Factors to Happiness

Who would have thought that such a simple action can have such a profound effect on the level of happiness in our lives? Catch the setup in the first 30 seconds, the beauty of the experiment unfolding, the perfect moment …

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How I created the best cancer treatment plan for me by embodying authenticity and response-ability

Hi. My name is Suz. I live in Portland, Oregon. 3 months ago, I was
diagnosed with breast cancer and I was scared. I went to go see the doctor,
the breast cancer team, about my treatment. I was imagining …

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EMT uses authenticity and response-ability to defuse a tense situation


Hi. I’m Gavin Wight; I’m a former EMT. I’ve done a lot of work as a First
Responder and doing event security. I want to share with you the value of
authenticity and responsibility.

In my experience when I’m …

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The Type C Connection

Scientists are now demonstrating that emotional choices are linked to cancer and other illnesses, and they are giving practical advice for how to be healthier.

In The Type C Connection, psychologist Lydia Temoshok and science-writer Henry Dreher explore the …

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New Research: Keeping Secrets Weighs You Down

Do you keep secrets? Are you sure? Do you have any big ones locked away, elephants you’ve hidden so well that you don’t even see them any more?

Well, if you do, you’ve probably got a harder life. The physical …

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Tell It Like It Is

Author, meditation teacher and founder of the Dharana Institute, Sally Kempton explores lying and truth-telling:

“On a 1 to 10 scale, with polite lies (“No, that dress doesn’t make you look fat”) at the low end, and outrageous, destructive lies… …

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Harness the Power of Yes

What is the “Yes State” and what might it do for you?

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center study the neurobiology of positive emotions. Christine Carter, a sociologist there says:

“Your brain operates in a really different way …

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The Gift of Social Media: More Transparent Professionals

With the rise of social media, the “Old Professional” – characterized by controlling the message and centralizing power – is rapidly becoming an endangered species, and is making way for a new, more open and transparent style of Professional.

In …

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Authentic Expression Reduces Stress

Scientists now show that doing 15 minutes of free writing each day increases physical and emotional health, and that the words we use have an impact too.

James Pennebaker, in The Secret Life of Pronouns, shares 30 years of …

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