My journey's been quite a long one, and I've investigated different modalities, and even some energy healingthe past. I wanted to find all of the aspects of psychic training meditation. What brought me here was a disconnectmind, body, soul and spirit. I want to expand my knowledge and
get into the reiki healing and energy healing. It's been, it's been magical. It feels like it's just been a real adventure. Every time I feel great. You'll feel like a comfortable, and amazing, and things changed every time.
So like every week is different. It's really harmonious, you know, It's a really lovely, boutique atmosphere. It's the most intense meditation course I've ever done. Finally, I'm at the place I supposed to be, and I have that strong, strong feeling, I can be myself, and no one's limiting me. No one is telling me what to do and how to do it.
And it's great. I love it. So the process of finding my truth really has been around that, the meditation, and, time for selfreflection, as well, and also working with the people that are coming on this journey with me. One of the big things that I've noticed are
how wellsuited my group was, how we contributed to each other's journey, so really it was quite a holistic sort of developmentthat way. Feeling like I've got people around me who are similar, and because I've been quite lonely before, I've felt like I'm different and crazy.
Now it feels better. I think the main thing that it's helped me with emotionally is actually dealing with the emotion as it happens, as opposed to having an emotional reaction to something can sitting on it, or allowing that to be stored physicallymy body,
Your body language shapes who you are Amy Cuddy
Translator: Joseph GeniReviewer: Morton Bast So I want to start by offering youa free notech life hack, and all it requires of you is this: that you change your posturefor two minutes. But before I give it away,I want to ask you to right now do a little audit of your bodyand what you're doing with your body. So how many of you aresort of making yourselves smalleré Maybe you're hunching, crossing your legs,maybe wrapping your ankles.
Sometimes we hold onto our arms like this. Sometimes we spread out. (Laughter) I see you. So I want you to pay attentionto what you're doing right now. We're going to come backto thata few minutes, and I'm hoping that if you learnto tweak this a little bit, it could significantly changethe way your life unfolds. So, we're really fascinatedwith body language,
and we're particularly interestedin other people's body language. You know, we're interested in,like, you know â€” (Laughter) â€” an awkward interaction, or a smile, or a contemptuous glance,or maybe a very awkward wink, or maybe even something like a handshake. Narrator: Here they arearriving at Number 10. This lucky policeman gets to shake handswith the President of the United States. Here comes the Prime Minister No. (Laughter) (Applause)
(Laughter) (Applause) Amy Cuddy: So a handshake,or the lack of a handshake, can have us talking for weeksand weeks and weeks. Even the BBC and The New York Times. So obviously when we thinkabout nonverbal behavior, or body language but we call itnonverbals as social scientists it's language, so we thinkabout communiion. When we think about communiion,we think about interactions.
So what is your body languagecommuniing to meé What's mine communiing to youé And there's a lot of reason to believethat this is a valid way to look at this. So social scientistshave spent a lot of time looking at the effectsof our body language, or other people's body language,on judgments. And we make sweeping judgmentsand inferences from body language. And those judgments can predictreally meaningful life outcomes
like who we hire or promote,who we ask out on a date. For example, Nalini Ambady,a researcher at Tufts University, shows that when people watch30second soundless clips of real physicianpatient interactions, their judgmentsof the physician's niceness predict whether or notthat physician will be sued. So it doesn't have to do so much with whether or not that physicianwas incoment,
Homeopathy quackery and fraud James Randi
Good morning. Happy to see so many fine folks out here and so many smiling faces. I have a very peculiar background, attitude and approach to the real world because I am a conjurer. Now, I prefer that term over magician,
because if I were a magician, that would mean that I use spells and incantations and weird gesturesorder to accomplish real magic. No, I don't do that; I'm a conjurer, who is someone who pretends to be a real magician. (Laughter) Now, how do we go about that sort of thingé
We depend on the fact that audiences, such as yourselves, will make assumptions. For example, when I walked up here and I took the microphone from the stand and switched it on, you assumed this was a microphone, which it is not. (Laughter)
As a matter of fact, this is something that about half of you, more than half of you will not be familiar with. It's a beard trimmer, you seeé And it makes a very bad microphone; I've tried it many times. (Laughter) The other assumption that you made and this little lesson is to show you that you will make assumptions.
Not only that you can, but that you will when they are properly suggested to you. You believe I'm looking at you. Wrong. I'm not looking at you. I can't see you. I know you're out there, they told me backstage, it's a full house and such. I know you're there because I can hear you, but I can't see you because I normally wear glasses. These are not glasses, these are empty frames. (Laughter)
Quite empty frames. Now why would a grown man appear before you wearing empty frames on his faceé To fool you, ladies and gentlemen, to deceive you, to show that you, too, can make assumptions. Don't you ever forget that. Now, I have to do something first of all, switch to real glasses