Meditation coach Maggie Richards on how awareness gives us the edge in decision making

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Everyone reacts. To respond to work/life’s ups and downs is a choice – and one we can all make, armed the right tools and perspective. Neuroscience has revealed that it is human to be negative. The oldest part of the triune human brain, the ‘reptilian brain’, has a negativity bias. Its role is to protect us from a perceived threat to our lives by triggering the fight/flight or stress response, which it does even when we have a negative thought. Left unchecked the lower mind fast-generates thoughts rooted in fear, often tricking us into believing that the first ones it throws up - ‘I don’t l...

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