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Jun 29, 2015

Topic - Romantically Unhinged.  Why do we stick around when our romantic partner has come unhinged?  

In both sexes, lust is fueled by testosterone, companion love is fueled by oxytocin and romantic passion needs dopamine to drive it.  

That dopamine system is engaged by other obsessive desires like drug addiction.  Ah...


Jun 26, 2015

Topic - Flirting Behavior.  Flirting behavior is not always conscious, but it is the opening line for the opening line. Because when flirty behavior becomes verbal, it is intentional.

For women, flirting is more natural and less intuitive and men, well, they have to work at it.  

For all of us, there’s a message of...


Jun 25, 2015

Topic - Slow Simmer.  Kids who blow up don’t always have a history of trauma.  

Kid’s stress, anxiety, suicide, delinquency and depression may be the result of slow simmer which is often difficult to identify before it erupts.  

The slow simmer results from the thousands of stressors and small traumas that...


Jun 24, 2015

Topic - Creating Routines.  The best way to fail is to set too many goals at once and set them too high.

Goals are achieved by setting one or two within a time frame that allows them to be firmly mastered through lots of successful practice.  

For example, morning routine goals should be well within Steve’s current...


Jun 23, 2015

Topic - Personality Style Tests.  I started at the University of Florida in 1973 and took the Myers-Briggs Personality Type test as part of their ongoing research.  

The Myers-Briggs is based on Carl Jung’s theory that people use four functions of Sensing, Intuiting, Thinking and Feeling to live their lives.  

He said...