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This week in the US it's Thanksgiving, a holiday which, unsurprisingly, is about giving thanks.
But whether you're in the US or not, gratitude is one of the things that science consistently recommends. (I even made it one of my top ten things you should do every day to improve your life.)
What's so great about gratitude?
What am I thankful for this year? Lots and lots of people like you reading my blog.
(And if you want to do something really special for someone, try a gratitude visit. They'll never forget it -- or you.)
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Where our nervous system is the responsive component of our brain, the Glial cells are involved in maintaining the homeostasis of our bodies chemical balance. Their malfunction is linked to most of the degenerative diseases of the brain, and they are implicated in a wide range of mental disease, from autism to spurious developmental disorders following early childhood trauma.
We still don't know exactly how the chemical signals that they carry like waves throughout our bodies work or what they mean, but we knpw that it has something to do with our emotion, and the feelings we get in response to both individual and shared experiences.
What we do know is that they are responsible for regulating the blood brain barrier, that they play a leading role in the way we form memories, particulary in cases of Post Traumatic Stress, and that early termination of their frontal lobe migration in our early to mid twenties is associated with antisocial behaviour patterns.
All of which fully support the assertions made by Capra, but goes much further than what he dared to speculate at the time of writing his book. Every day we are learning something new about our self, and the more we find the more we begin to understand ourselves, and the more we discover the more I am amazed at how truly wonderful we are.