Tag Archives: emotional resilience

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    The Politics (and Evolutionary Basis) of Fear

    Fear is the weapon, we are the targets
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 6:49 PM


    Fear is being used to advance a set of political and corporate agendas.  Sound ‘out there?’  It’s really one of the oldest political maxims stretching back to ancient Greek times and used extensively and with increasing effectiveness ever since.

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    Shocked People Pick the Wrong Targets…

    Plan for growing social unrest
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 6:27 PM


    Video Description Want to understand why people are fractured into groups and fighting each other?  Here’s why… When social animals are shocked, physically or metaphorically, they tend to focus on nearby and identifiable (but usually the wrong) targets.  The science on this stretches back decades.  Whether intentional or not, these tactics are now being applied…

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    Keeping Up Morale in the Fourth Turning

    by Samantha Biggers

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1:29 PM


    During this part of the cycle, many of us have experienced some fairly extreme isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of how serious you believe the disease is, the isolation, fear, and paranoia it has caused have led to some major consequences to the psyche and overall well-being of billions of people worldwide.

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    The Many Ways We’re Being Manipulated

    Dr. Robert Cialdini, "The Godfather of Influence", explains how to defend ourselves
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 30, 2021, 9:32 AM


    Every hour of every day, we’re bombarded by attempts to influence our behavior — what to buy, how to vote, what to click on next…

    And most of the time, we are completely oblivious to them.

    As humans, we have psychological triggers that, once activated, make us much more vulnerable to the schemes of marketers, politicians and anyone else looking to manipulate us — as well as to separate us from our freedoms and our money.

    Nobody understands the science of persuasion better than Dr. Robert Cialdini, famously known as “The Godfather of Influence”. In today video — which is one of my favorite interviews I’ve done so far — he identifies the specific techniques being used to pull our strings, and explains how to best defend against them.

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    Surviving Burnout

    Effective strategies from the psychologist who published 'The Burnout Fix'
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4:52 PM


    Burnout often results when the demands of our work and/or our lives become mismatched to our capacities as human beings.

    As many of us are working harder for longer in an uncertain economy while simultaneously juggling the responsibilities we have in our personal lives, it’s not hard to see that it’s increasingly easy for that mismatch to occur.

    In this podcast, we learn effective strategies for coping with burnout — including ways to avoid it altogether — from Dr. Jacinta Jiménez, a Stanford trained, award winning, licensed psychologist and author of the newly-published book, The Burnout Fix.

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    Avoiding 5 Of The Most Powerful Psychological Manipulations

    Learn how to recognize them & de-fuse their power over you
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 13, 2020, 6:39 PM


    Executive Summary

    • Understanding and defending against manipulations exploiting:
      1. The Contrast Principle
      2. Reciprocation
      3. Authority
      4. Consistency & Commitment
      5. Social Proof

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Weapons Of Mass Deception, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In the natural world, organisms called mimics will exploit the trigger features of other animals in attempt to activate their click, whirr response.

    For example, certain moth species have evolved color patterns in the shape of giant “eyes” on their wings to fool other animals into viewing the moth as a much larger and dangerous predator instead of bite-sized tasty prey.

    Similarly, Cialdini says:

    There are some people who know very well where the weapons of mass influence live and who employ them regularly and expertly to get what they want. Their frequency of success is dazzling. The secret of their effectiveness lies in the way that they structure their requests, the way that they arm themselves with one or another of the weapons of influence that exist in the social environment. To do this may take no more than one correctly chosen word that engages a strong psychological principle and sets rolling one of our automatic behavior types. Trust the human profiteers to learn quickly exactly how to benefit from our tendency to respond mechanically according to these principles.

    So, how do we avoid becoming their unwitting victims?

    We do by first understanding that…



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    Being Real

    What to expect at our advanced seminar on Nov 9-12
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 23, 2017, 2:06 AM


    In just a few weeks, Chris and Becca will be holding a special seminar for PeakProsperity.com readers called "Developing Your Emotional and Social Capital". It will be held at the Rowe Conference Center in Rowe, MA from November 9-12th.

    Its focus: With the daily deluge of worrisome information — species loss, financial fraud, resource depletion, warmongering, social injustice, etc — how do you "be" in this world without getting overwhelmed, defeated and paralyzed by it all?

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    Teal Swan: The Role Of Spiritual Resilience

    While much less tangible, it's no less important
    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, March 27, 2016, 5:55 PM


    This podcast requires a special introduction because it is reflective of a side of myself that I have often alluded to, but largely kept private until now. 

    And that is my searching for personal insight, meaning, and deeper inner fulfillment.  I’ve been actively and intensively exploring this area for roughly 5 years.

    Some might call this a spiritual questing, while others would call it inner tracking.  Either way, this part of my life involves building my emotional IQ and resilience.

    It is perhaps the hardest and bravest work I’ve ever undertaken.

    I hope you enjoy this podcast, take from it what you will, leave the rest, and join the conversation.

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    John Arden: The Science Behind Emotional Resilience

    How we can better cope with adversity
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 12, 2015, 1:25 AM


    No matter how large your bank account or how well-stocked your homestead, no one can be completely prepared for every potential eventuality. And nothing ever goes 100% according to plan. In the times where it doesn't, it's our emotional fortitude that determines how well we fare.

    As we often observe: it's not the specific insult that determines our fate. It's our reaction to it.

    So how does one go about cultivating a higher degree of emotional resilience? 

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    Life Is What We Make of It

    Mastering Emotional Resilience
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, December 16, 2013, 11:27 PM


    For most people, it won't be economic hardship that harms them, but their own lack of emotional resilience that does them in.

    After the fall of the former Soviet Union, in the years that followed, more than half of all premature deaths that occurred were due to the effects of excessive alcohol consumption:

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