Follow Your Heart (No, Literally)

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Many common phrases earn a refreshing new perspective when you think about them scientifically. My favorite example is the motivational phrase “think positive”. It’s a phrase that sounds a little vacuous because we hear it so often, but with the burgeoning science of mindfulness, it is beginning to look more like a fundamental life principle. I’m going to focus on another phrase here, but rather like “think positive”, it is also…



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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

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