The Wisdom Your Body Knows

first_imgThis has been a golden age for brain research. We now have amazing brain scans that show which networks in the brain ramp up during different activities. But this emphasis on the brain has subtly fed the illusion that thinking happens only from the neck up. It’s fed the illusion that the advanced parts of our thinking are the “rational” parts up top that try to control the more “primitive” parts down below. … … Lisa Feldman Barrett, of Northeastern University, also argues that a main purpose of the brain is to read the body, and to regulate what she calls the body budget. You may see a bully on the playground. Your brain then predicts your next action and speeds your heart rate and breathing to deal with it. You experience these changes as emotion — oh, this is fear or oh, this is anger — because your brain has created an emotion concept to make those physical changes meaningful. Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media > One of the leaders in this field is Stephen W. Porges of Indiana University. When you enter a new situation, Porges argues, your body reacts. Your heart rate may go up. Your blood pressure may change. Signals go up to the brain, which records the “autonomic state” you are in.last_img read more

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DAIC releases speakers and topics for Business Recovery Expo

first_imgBusinessLocalNews DAIC releases speakers and topics for Business Recovery Expo by: – February 15, 2018 Share Share Share Press ReleaseRoseau, Dominica – February 9, 2018: The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) released the list of speakers and presentation topics for the upcoming DAIC Business Recovery Expo: “Inform. Connect. Protect.” which will take place February 21st, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Palm Cottage located at the corner of Victoria and High Streets in Roseau, Dominica. Dav-Ernan Kowlessar, Head of Operations, Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC), leads a powerhouse list of expert speakers from various fields acknowledged as critical to the building of a more resilient private sector in Dominica. Kowlessar’s topic, “Increasing Business Resiliency to Maximize Opportunities” opens up the floor to the direction of the Expo. Stephen Lander, Retail Manager of the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, will take the podium next to speak on the topic, “Creative Financing for Business Recovery”.Kenny Green, Manager of APEX Capital Partners, will tackle the other important issue of “Utilizing Innovation and Technology as a Form of Disaster Mitigation”. Another key topic, “Energy as a Form of Disaster Mitigation” will be tackled by Dave Stamp who is the Generation Manager of DOMLEC. Dr. Lucia John, the Owner and Founder of Perfect Health Institute, will expound on the topic, “Crisis Management: Identifying and Managing Trauma and its Signs”.To culminate the presentations, Donald Bercasio, a marketing and branding consultant who heads Madhausx Consulting, will speak on the topic, “Proven Entrepreneurial and Marketing Strategies to Rebuild your Business”, sharing insights on effectively steering your business through a downturn or after a disaster. Integrated into our Expo will be a presentation by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), key to the Expo as on the following day, February 22nd, DAIC and partners will launch ARISE Network Dominica Chapter, a UNISDR-led initiative for the reduction of disaster risk among the private sector. DAIC encourages business owners and managers, students, start-ups, innovators and young entrepreneurs to attend this Expo.center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 53 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Borough Adds Alaska LNG Update Web Page

first_imgThe Alaska LNG Project is still under a 45 day review which was ordered by Governor Bill Walker on April 13. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough has added an Alaska LNG informational page to their website. At this time the page has one post that recaps the progress that has been made on the project but Persily said soon there will be other features like an email registration to keep people updated. Persily: “There will be a link for our email list so that every time we send out something new, project updates or oil and gas news briefs or something, they’ll get an email alerting them to it. So whether that is public meetings or just new information on the project or information on what’s going on in British Columbia or the U.S. Gulf Coast with competing projects, they would get an email on it.”center_img Persily: “We want to put links to Federal Regulatory Agencies so people can see what’s going on in the public docket, we want to put information there about LNG carriers, about how you make natural gas, about what’s going on in the world particularly in North America with other proposed LNG export projects. And certainly information on what’s going to be happening on the Kenai Peninsula this summer and in the future.” Larry Persily is the oil and gas special assistant to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor and said they want to offer as much information as possible to those interested as the project proceeds forward.last_img read more