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March 3, 2022

"This or That" Thinking

"This or That" Thinking

Good or bad. Positive or negative. Happy or sad. Safe or risky. Our brains are on a quest for certainty. However, “his or that” thinking can block creativity and increase stress. Let’s talk about what to do about it!


In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why the mind prefers “this or that” thinking
  • Unexpected ways this can show up in your life
  • How introducing “and” and “what if” can open up your creativity and reduce your stress


Resources mentioned: 

  • “We finally know why the brain uses so much energy,” Livescience.com (Dec 2021)
  • “The old man lost his horse…” parable (Wikipedia)


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