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Good enough to Eat
July 20, 2015
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Expectations, based on the pleasant memories or (more accurately) the pattern matches of past pleasures, drive dopamine to the decision centres of the brain. Can you sense this happening to you as you look at this picture? The dopamine can be hard to resist, which is why we eat and drink and smoke when we know it will not be good for us in the longer term. But dominant patterns can be replaced - in as little as a few weeks. The dopamine surge is temporary - and just a chemical (no different from that dollop of cream).

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Self Respect
by Sophia Yasmeen

    The one who works with self-respect is the one who wins the cooperation of others. When we do things while in our natural state of self-respect, it creates cooperation. On the other hand if we have ego because of which we expect others to recognize our work and appreciate it, it creates competition and jealousy. If someone is not cooperating with me, I need to check within myself why I am performing that task. If there is the slightest feeling of trying to prove myself, I need to remove it. In its place, there needs to be the thought in the mind that I want only success in the task and nothing else.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

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