Colour by Numbers is an exhibition of vibrant acrylic and watercolour artworks Victoria Schnaedelbach created while participating in a complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder focused neurological rehabilitation program. Using an old children’s colouring activity, Victoria learnt to retrain her brain and build up neurological muscle which resulted in this vivid and extensive body of work. A Community Project Wall exhibition on display at the Town Hall Gallery until 8 April. #ColourbyNumbers#CommunityProjectWall#TownHallGallery#artstherapy#neuroscience#colour#painting
We all look different than each other, feel different and think different than each other. However, we, all humans, are actually GENETICALLY 99% identical‼️😱
Well, actually it is a rough number, some sources says, all humans are GENETICALLY 99.5% identical, some others says 99.9%.
This really little difference makes really big differences, it decides who we really are‼️ decides to our gender, our hair and eye colour, skin colour and skull shape, etc.😱😮
If it is not shocking enough, here is an other really interesting fact‼️
A chimpanzee🦍 has 98.8% of the same gene that humans do and a mouse🐁 has 97.5% of the same DNA as we do.
Which clearly shows that small differences make huge differences‼️
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I found my sister around the end of last year and it was my 1st time ever meeting her!
I looked for her my entire life and I could not find her. But when I increased my desire to see her she was already there near me.
Her building was down the street from my house that I passed daily.
I didn't only find her, I found a brother, two other sisters and a trillion nieces and nephews.
You can manifest anything you desire in your life God willing... My fingers unconsciously typed my fathers name in the search box and a boy appeared looking JUST LIKE ME!
It was my brother! My heart POUNDED like a jack hammer, I never consciously intended to type his name, period! But I was searching for my sister in my heart!!! We can manifest anything...
Family, wealth, improve spirituality, , higher intelligence, better health, WHATEVER!
Iv'e helped families who lost their children to the system get them back!
There's a technique for anything you want in life...And you will find it right there in your FACE.
But are you willing to put in the work on yourself so that you can manifest your desires and dreams?
These are all gifts God gave us all that you can find deep in the scriptures... You are not just on this planet to waste your life away and not discover your amazing God given abilities.
Step out of the regular life you're living and start living for real.
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3/10 “The “Happiness Advantage” will give you a performance edge"
If you’ve ever felt work was easier when you’re in a good mood, then it was more than just a coincidence. Indeed, our brains perform best when we feel positive.
Consider this study, in which the initial level of positive emotions of 272 employees at the same company were measured and compared with their performance over an eighteen-month period. Researchers found that those who started out happier also ended up receiving better evaluations and higher pay later on.
Interestingly, these successful people don’t see happiness as a reward for their hard work and accomplishments. Rather, they are successful precisely because of their positive mindsets, which allow them to make the most of their lives.
This is the Happiness Advantage, the competitive edge gained by feeling positive, which then fuels performance.
Some people believe that they’re just not happy people, and feel that the benefits of positive emotions are lost to them. But the truth is that anyone can achieve the Happiness Advantage. It’s simply a matter of attitude and consistency.
A good place to start is by showing appreciation for the small crumbs of positivity scattered throughout life. These include things like short but pleasant conversations with friends or even watching a funny video.
The next step is to actively bring yourself into a positive mood by consistently doing positivity exercises.
One such exercise is meditation. In fact, research shows that the brains of monks who spend years meditating tend to exhibit growth in the prefrontal cortex – the part of the brain responsible for feeling happy.
But you don’t have to be a monk to take five minutes out of your day to focus on your breathing. All it takes is a little patience to increase your happiness and lower your stress.
Additionally, you can simply think about something you are looking forward to! Research shows that the most enjoyable part of an activity is not the activity itself, but the anticipation. So, just thinking about your next vacation can raise your endorphin levels by 27 percent. 📚 Blinkis® #shawnachor#ted#tedx#tedtalk#psychology#neuroscience#science
2/10 “Success revolves around happiness, not the other way around”
What exactly is happiness? Formally, we defined happiness as “the experience of positive emotions,” but the truth is that happiness is highly subjective, relative to the individual experiencing it.
Positive psychology shows that when we feel good and have a positive mindset, we are smarter, feel more motivated and enjoy more success.
Psychologists have known for a long time that negative emotions constrict our ability to think and act. In fact, you’ve probably experienced this first hand if you’ve ever felt too down in the dumps to leave the house.
It’s therefore no great surprise that positive emotions can do the opposite: expand the scope of possibilities and open our minds to new ideas.
In terms of neurobiology, this is quite obvious. When we experience positive emotions, our brains become flooded with dopamine and serotonin – chemicals that both make us feel good and boost the parts of our brains responsible for learning by organizing new information, retaining it and more efficiently recalling it later on.
Quite simply, if you’re in a good mood, you’ll score better on a math test.
But happiness has even more profound effects. The results of happiness research from over 200 scientific studies on nearly 275,000 people have found that happiness leads to success in nearly every domain of our lives – from relationships to jobs, health and creativity.
Some of today’s largest companies have already picked up on this, such as Google, where employees are encouraged to bring their dogs to work, or Yahoo, where employees have access to a massage salon. Not only are these things fun and relaxing, but they also contribute to better performance.
Now that you know more about what happiness is, our following blinks will look at the seven principles you can adopt to increase your happiness and thus your performance and success. 📚 Blinkist® #shawnachor#ted#tedx#tedtalk#psychology#neuroscience#science#mind#brain#happines#work#job#happy#fulfillment
1/10 “Traditional psychology focuses on the negatives without seeing the positives”
Traditional psychology looks at averages: are people less fulfilled than average? Less happy than average? If so, traditional psychology aims to bring people back up to what is considered the average level of happiness or fulfillment.
In addition, traditional psychology focuses on the negative, questioning what makes people fall below average rather than what lifts them above it.
However, the problem with this approach is that, in our obsession with averages, we ultimately can’t move beyond that point into excellence. By improving only in the areas where you are lacking, you miss out on opportunities to surpass the average.
Consider for a moment that four out of five Harvard students suffer from depression and consider their studies to be a source of stress.
Looking at this data, traditional psychology would consider our four Harvard students to exhibit an average level of happiness. After all, they represent the clear majority! However, in doing so, they completely miss the one anomaly: the fifth, non-depressed student!
This is important, because one student who isn’t depressed is also the one who’s most likely to succeed – both in school and later at work.
This realization that we should focus on positives gave birth to the field of positive psychology.
Positive psychology investigates what it is that makes people excel, with the ultimate goal of applying that knowledge and thereby raising the average.
So, what makes that one Harvard student succeed where the other four failed?
After living among Harvard students for 12 years and traveling all over the world trying to figure out what lifts people above average, the author found that successful people are successful because of their specific interpretation of reality.
For instance, his experience of students in Soweto, South Africa revealed the vast majority to be delighted with their studies as they saw schoolwork as a challenge and a privilege. Compare this with Harvard students, many of whom see school as a source of stress 📚 Blinkist® #shawnachor#ted#tedx#tedtalk#psychology#neuroscience#science#mind#brain#happines