It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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When my son was born, I almost died from hemorrhage due to lack of platelets. I had an emergency c-section performed by a specialist in high risk deliveries. My physician told me later that it was the closest he'd ever come to losing a patient.
I was terrified before the surgery but strangely calm afterwards. As soon as I saw my son, I felt completely calm and knew that I would be fine. I didn't even realize that I was still in danger. I just had a deep sense that no matter what happened, I would be alright.
This experience hasn't made me immune to the stresses and struggles of life, but in the 8 years since his birth, it has helped me to decrease the anxiety I feel. I used to feel anxious most of the time and have learned to handle more and more difficult situations without wasting time and effort on anxiety. I just feel as though there is a deeper connection in life that matters much more than the squalls on the surface.
What is responsible for the placebo effect and hypnosis?
When people with personality disorders gain power.
Why do some religious people fail to live up to religious teachings?
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