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  • Acrimony

    in Social Sciences

    A candid discussion with both genders on what prevents us from being unable to move on from failed relationships and marriages amicably.   Prepare for a spirited discussion; sometimes a debate on how and why gender influences our expectations in relationships.  What responsibility do you have to your partner when the relationship fails? How does culture and race impact our expectations.
    ac·ri·mo·ny
    'akr??mone/
    noun
    noun: acrimony
    bitterness or ill feeling.
    "a quagmire of lawsuits, acrimony, and finger-pointing"
    synonyms:bitterness, anger, rancor, resentment, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity, antagonism, waspishness, spleen, malice, spite, spitefulness, peevishness, venom

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    Dopamine and the Joy of Discovery

    in Social Sciences

    Dopamine creates the feeling of excitement when you anticipate a new way to meet a need, but you have power over the way you define that.
    This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels. Questions? InnerMammalInstitute.org/podcast.
    Happiness is caused by four special brain chemicals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. When you know how they work in animals, you can find your power over them in daily life.
    The happy chemicals are not designed to flow all the time for no reason. They evolved to reward behaviors that promote survival in the state of nature. They are only released in short spurts, so you always have to do more to get more. This makes life frustrating!
    Our chemicals are controlled by neural pathways built from life experience. Neurons connect when your happy chemicals flow, which wires you to repeat behaviors that felt good before. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself, but it’s not easy. That’s why we keep discussing and asking questions.
    The Inner Mammal Institute has resources that help you make peace with your inner mammal: books, videos, blogs, graphics, and podcasts. You’ll find out what turns on your happy chemicals in the state of nature, and how you can turn them on today. InnerMammalInstitute.org
    It’s not easy being mammal! But you can build your power over your mammalian brain chemicals. Listen! Read! Join the conversation! Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp.

  • Sleeping with the enemy- Why indivduals murder their own family members

    in Social Sciences

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    What is the root cause of individuals killing their very own family members?  What are signs and symptoms that go undetected?  Is there any validity in individuals just "snapping" or is this just a way for us to grasp at understanding the complexity of why someone would kill their own flesh and blood.  What is the emotional debris that is left behind for those who are left to pick up the pieces and put things back together?  It's hard to put your head around why someone would commit such a heinous act. Are we in denial about mental illness in our communities?  What impact does culture and religion have on our perceptions of mental illness?  Is it possible to commit such an act and not be mentally ill?  Come prepared to discuss, learn and explore the impact on such crimes on family, the community and society

  • License to Kill- The rise of violence on men of color by law enforcement

    in Social Sciences

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    It doesn't matter what form of media you follow or what the Media outlet of your choice is.  .  .  .  It's hard to escape the rise and escalation of violence on black men in and around our communities.  The pendulum as sifted from a primarily urban environment to academic, religious and suburban America.  It’s rampant in most every city in every state in the United States.  What is this rise in violence by law enforcement about?  Has it always been a systemic issue which went unnoticed and undetected or a symptom of the current state of the union? Why is the violence so prevalent at this time?  How do we contribute directly or indirectly to being perceived as violent?  How is it that the unjustified violence has now begun to be visited on women of color?   Let’s discuss what we can do individually, collectively and as a community to combat this violence?  This topic is sure to be a spirted discussion of the plethora of problems, contributing factors, solutions and recourse.

  • Criminal Mischief- Being Black in America

    in Social Sciences

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    Everyday all over the country; there are calls to 911 reporting people of color for being Black in America.  It is the consensus of many Whites that we don’t have the right to engage in everyday activities in certain areas or under certain conditions.  We are presumed as being guilty of some criminal activity to for merely be parked, standing, dining or walking while Black in America.  What is at the root of this; not “fear”, but paranoia?  Why are we perceived as the ultimate threat? Even in circumstances where common sense should prevail; it seems common sense is abandoned and paranoia and insensitivity set in.  More importantly, when these call are made to 911 what gives the white accusers story validity when the facts suggest otherwise.  Let’s explore this new strategy being implemented in white America.  .  . What is the counter action to this new form of being Black in America?

  • How to treat a "Good" Black Man ( Part 1 )

    in Social Sciences

    (Coming Soon)
    As the demands of life change; so to do the roles for  Men and Women.  The roles for gender has transformed and/or changed in this rapidly changing society.  This is a three part frank discussion to explore how what it looks like to nurture a "Good" Black Man in todays every changing society.  What is it that men want and need from us today?  How much does life’s' demands and roles impact men getting their needs met?  Where are women consistently falling short?  Where are we consistently hitting the mark?  What would it look like if women were hitting the ball out of the park?
    Let's explore what it would take make that pivotal change to redefine more meaningful and successful relationships for Men and Women of color.  It may mean just a small adjustment in our thinking or role.  Are we open to having the discussion, call to order and ultimately making the change so we can be more powerful than ever in our love lives?  Come willing to listen, be heard, express your needs and be empowered with knowledge.  Leave your attitude at home and unbaled your fists!!
     

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  • Sister to Sister

    in Social Sciences

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    Ok Ladies!  Here it is.  .  .  the highly requested topic of  exploring the complicated relationships between  women of color!
    Come open, able to hear and be heard. .  . Let’s explore why women of color have such complicated relationships.  This is the opportunity to put it on the line, be transparent and real.  Why is it so difficult to cultivate and nurture relationships among women of color?  Where does the history of distrust, envy, competition come from?  What have you done individually and collectively to dispel the negative and unproductive interactions.  Come baring your soul.  .  . It’s the only way we can learn and be transformed. Invite someone whom you may be experiencing a conflict with and allow the community to help you to navigate the issue to an amicable conclusion.  We will all be working on ourselves.  We  have all played our role.  How do push restart on these complicated yet beautiful  and needed relationships?

  • What is Sexual Harrassment in today's sexually charged society?

    in Social Sciences

    (Coming Soon)
    Every day the definition of Sexual Harassment is changing and evolving.  What is it that women deem appropriate or inappropriate in the workplace?  If you look at TV or read the newspaper there are constant claims of sexual harassment.  The claims vary from making innocent requests for dates to full on rape.  What is sexual Harassment “today”?  Do women play a role in this phenomena?  What role should women be playing? What is the Protocol for handling sexual harassment?  What and how should it be addressed; sexual harassment 101?  What protections are available for those who makes reports of sexual harassment?   Come prepared to be challenged, share and explore the sexual harassment phenomena!

  • The Truth About CBD

    in Medicine

    Cannadidiol otherwise known as CBD has become a popular term in the health and wellness industry. Proponents attest the benefits to include pain and inflamation relief amongst a host of other benefits. So why are opponents so against this natural oil? Well this may be related to where the oil derives from and our guest host a personal advocate for eco-friendly living, Jessica Dorfman is here to help us gain insight and clarity on this powerful product and the benefits CBD offers. 

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    When Your Happy Chemicals Droop

    in Social Sciences

    Happy chemicals naturally droop after they spurt. Questions about the “after the party” letdown feeling, about food obsessions, and about classical virtues.
    This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels. Questions? InnerMammalInstitute.org/podcast.
    Happiness is caused by four special brain chemicals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. When you know how they work in animals, you can find your power over them in daily life.
    The happy chemicals are not designed to flow all the time for no reason. They evolved to reward behaviors that promote survival in the state of nature. They are only released in short spurts, so you always have to do more to get more. This makes life frustrating!
    Our chemicals are controlled by neural pathways built from life experience. Neurons connect when your happy chemicals flow, which wires you to repeat behaviors that felt good before. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself, but it’s not easy. That’s why we keep discussing and asking questions.
    The Inner Mammal Institute has resources that help you make peace with your inner mammal: books, videos, blogs, graphics, and podcasts. You’ll find out what turns on your happy chemicals in the state of nature, and how you can turn them on today. InnerMammalInstitute.org
    It’s not easy being mammal! But you can build your power over your mammalian brain chemicals. Listen! Read! Join the conversation! Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp.