A video of a dying chimpanzee sharing a last goodbye with her long-time caretaker has been widely circulating on the internet. According to the author of the book, Mama's Last Hug, primatologist Frans de Waal asserts that this is a clear demonstration of the capacity for animals to express their own unique emotions. THE BOOK
The book is engaging, entertaining and provides a very interesting perspective, citing numerous scientific studies. It is a recommended resource. AUTHOR
Part Two. Powerful words that you can use to create awareness and prompt change in your behavior: LIFE IS MOSTLY ABOUT HABITS – Automatic thoughts and behaviors run my life. Whatever behaviors and thoughts I want to change, I need to think them and do them every day until they are automatic and reflexive. EVEN MORE IMPORTANT ARE RITUALS – There should be at least a few things that I do to make my life better that are sacred. I do not let anything get in the way of doing them.
When facing the disruption that anger can bring into our lives, the words we say--especially those that we say to ourselves--can have enormous impact. These are powerful words that you can use to create awareness and prompt change in your behavior: Part One. YES. Yes, I have a problem with my anger. Yes, I lose my temper. I'm ready to work on it. BREATHE. Long. Slow. Deep. Breaths. CALM DOWN. Tune into my body and slow my heart rate. Take long slow deep breaths. How many?