Brain Mind and Behavior: Defining the Mind

Uploaded on Jan 10, 2008

Take a look into our current understanding of the function of the human brain and some of the important diseases that cause nervous system dysfunction. On this edition, Dr. Sophia Vinogradov of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center explores the mixing of visual perception, emotion, and memory and the interplay of the different functions of the brain. Series: “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” [10/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 13029]


Caring about others

Today’s  Message:

Lately I have been reading a lot of self development books that involve communication because I mean everyone, I mean unless your an extreme loner (which is fine) communicates. Now aside from some other major factors a re-appearing theme seems to be empathy or in other words caring about others. In fact  I believe that in one of Dale Carnegie books he says if everyone cared about one another and rarely about ourselves than we’d have an almost perfect world.

Today I’m going to talk about how to effectively and genuinely care about others and why it is important. If you apply what I am about to tell you correctly you’ll notice personal and social gains. People will be more apt to want to help you out because they like you.


First thing First

First I’m going to talk about several (but not all) ways to care about people in more genuine and effective way. The first way is general appreciation. Please and this is where most people fail, don’t get this confused with flattery.


Flattery is telling someone something they already know or want to hear the problem with this is it can be easily be detected and can often be taken as an insult. Imagine someone flattering you and then asking you for something I mean your not going to instantly dislike them but you’ll sorta resent them for all the kind statements knowing that they only said them to get something. Instead I recommend genuine appreciation.

Genuine Appreciation

Now genuine appreciation means talking about and admiring something that you really find unique or different about them. If you really believe in your statements the’ll come through as believable and you’ll be looked at as sincere.

Sincere Interest

Another good way to show you care about someone is talking about them. This can be as simple as asking them what they are doing or how they are doing. Now I’ll let you in on a secret this statements are so general they often don’t exhibit care but instead exhibit “small talk” or general conversation.

I recommend finding out what they are interested in and what they like to do which may require a little effort or research on your part but work a lot. Once you find something they are passionate about let them go on and on about what they like without ever getting impatient or cutting them off. Even if you don’t get what you intended out of the conversation you’ll be 10x more likely to get it later than at that moment because they’ll really take into account that you listened to them. They’ll also take into account that you care about them.

Other Remarks

Now there is much more that can be said about care and how to treat people but I have highlighted two of the fundamentals. Those again are: Genuine appreciation and sincere interest. I will be posting more about this topic and other related topics until than stay happy.

Today’s Quote:

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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Today’s Fast Fact:

Dale Carnegie came from rural farmers and became one of the world’s greatest speakers, what’s your excuse?

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How to stay Positive among the Negative?

Staying positive among the negative


Staying positive can be  challenging even if your in a positive environment. In this post I’m going to share with you how to stay positive no matter where you are or who you are. I’m also going catch you up on what I’ve been doing lately in my life and on this blog.

Now another good post to check out that ties into being positive is how to be confident. I believe that if your more confident it will help you be more positive. It will also make what I am about to tell you more effective.

Now for what I am about to tell you to work you need to really believe in the principles and apply them to your life. Theses principles can be life changing and really have an impact on your life if you let it. Many people might look up “how to be successful” or “How to be wealthy” watch a video than never act on it. Why do what you can do today tomorrow. So when you read this please act and try everything I teach you even if it doesn’t seem to work at first.

Time to Focus

The first step to being positive is belief and continuous belief. Now this is an easy and simple step to follow. but, in some ways this seems vague and you might ask yourself believe what? Well for now I want you to believe in this statement “I am Positive” then repeat several times a day. “I am Positive”. And make sure you truly believe it. Now it seems like a cliche: what ever you believe you can achieve but it’s TRUE! 

And right now I’m going to tell you why it works. Repeating it several times sets it in your subconscious and in your mental atmosphere. When you say “I am positive” your subconscious becomes more positive. You also generally begin believing what your saying if you say it enough. Before long you’ll begin feeling more positive and acting more positive. This method of repeating positive saying is one of the most basic physiological “tricks” of life.

Second Thing

The second thing you can do to stay positive is thinking and saying things positive. Now this might sound similar to the advice I gave you before but it is in fact very different. Before I told you repeating positive things can subconsciously make you feel better. Now I’m telling you re-phrasing how you think and say basic phrases can make you more positive automatically and instantly!

For example a statement as simple as “I could not get to the post office” can be re-phrased to say “I can get to the post office tomorrow”. Rephrasing your words like this will make you and your mind more positive. People will even notice how much more positive you seem.

Third thing

Learn to recognize negativity and expunge it. This requires you to hang around positive people. This requires you to look at the positivity in life rather than the negative. And focus on staying and being positive. This means minimizing negatives or failures or anything that is NOT positive.

Last but not Least

There are plenty of other methods that are far better at staying positive but these methods are the basis and the best for those who have a hard time staying positive. Try these methods, focus, on these methods and think positive.


Post and Videos are good at getting you in the right mindset but if you don’t continually get inspired or continue to get advice you could end up reverting or forgetting. So make sure you come back so I can give you even better methods for staying positive, being educated, entertained, and most importantly happy. I’ll be posting inspirational videos soon that are 10x better than this post and will change your life, I promise.

Update: sorry, I missed some Daily Posts. Remember I post something everyday except Tuesday and Sunday. I just got my new camera so I will begin vlogging soon. I will also be upgrading the site to be more user friendly so make sure you check back at least twice a week. Type your email into the right sidebar to subscribe. On the right is also my recent post and popular tags you can check out

Today’s Quote:

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
–Zig Ziglar

Today’s Video:

I changed

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Don’t forget to check out other posts by me, share, subscribe, comment, and like if liked it. I will be posting educational and entertaining content daily. These things that will really help you succeed, now and in the future, I promise. Stay Happy.


p.s something that was supposed to be a secret 🙂

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Recently or ever since my computer had problems my amount of views hasn’t been the same. However the amount of people who subscribe seems to continue to go up. So today’s post is just to say I thank-you for subscribing in the first place. Thank you to those who view and a special thanks for those who view the blog daily.

Today’s Quote:

In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.
Taylor Swift

Today’s Song:

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Today’s Movie:

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