Friday, December 30, 2011

Usisng Neuroscience to Re-nvent Your Mind.

Using Neuroscience to Re-Invent Your Mind
Creating Habits for a Health, Young and Wise heart
Compiled by Paschal Baute, 2011
PRINCIPLE: Reality = 11/10ths perception. We are able to see only what our brains are organized to tell us. Habits, stress and anger are the main killers.

1. Exercise. The gold standard is three 30' aerobic workouts per week, but any is better than none. Or walk 20' daily. Exercisers beat coach potatoes on every measure.

2. Eating healthily. Be aware that food is a common addiction that shortens life. Avoid ast foods. Eat 2-3 cups of veggies and 2-3 cups of fruit daily.

3. Power of Hope. Positive Attitude, smile.

4. Focus: We become what we focus on. We create our reality.

5. Believing is seeing: Faith is #1 hidden and silent Higher Power.

6. Stretch yourself, Practice. Step outside your box. Be curious
A new knowledge, plus B. New experience.

7. Deep rem dream Sleep” five hours minimum.

8. Seeing things from the others’s point of view: Empathy

9. Forgiveness (others and self)

10 Vulnerability, Love, Self-giving.

11. Gratitude, sense of giftedness of life.

12. Stir the Imagination with new possibilities, new story

13. Meditation, prayer practice 15" minimum 30' daily is gold

14. Companionship: Social connection, family, engage in dialogue daily.

15. Yawning frequently. (Many benefits)

16. Self-Reflection. Understanding the emotional Addiction of thoughts, etc. common, natural and universal: mental chemistry, etc. Neither thoughts nor feelings define us.

17. Mental Rehearsal workouts are necessary. Otherwise unconscious habits of the body take over and put us back into a reactive wheelchair.

18. Welcome feedback. A) visualize; B) Practice, C) use feedbacvk. Repeat 20' daily

REFERENCES: The Secret Life of the Grown Up Brain; Rules: The B rain that Changes Itself, The Mindful Brain; The Moral Animal; Evolve Your Brain; How God Changes Your Brain; Mindsight; ; The Spirituality of Imperfection. All are highly recommended. Www/

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Who are we humans? Two great stories tell us.....

Are we the Stories of God?

Dr. Paschal Baute, Pastoral Psychologist.

We have two great visions to answer these questions.
Genesis and the story of creation
Evolution and Revelation

They are NOT contradictory, but complementary.
Evolution cannot answer the WHY questions:
Why we are here, What is the purpose of Life/

The Book of Genesis is not designed to tell us how we got here.
The Holy Bible is not intended to be history or biography.

The Challenge for thinking Christians
for those who do not want to be stuck at the
kindergarten Sunday School level of
understanding the Bible is
How are both of these stories TRUE?
How do both help us understand ourselves, love, and life?
...and the everyday challenges of adult life today?
There is exciting new research that helps.
Story One: Adam and Eve talk with God about what is happened and what it means.
Story Two: Seven Days of Creation, informed by the actual history of evolution.

Paschal Baute, Ed. D. Is a pastoral psychologist and Spellbinder storyteller
who has been integrating these two great stories for adult audiences.
He shows how storytelling, properly understood, can energize
both faith, love and healing.

More cam be found at his website”
Paschal is also a married Catholic priest of the Celtic Christian Church,
an independent non-Roman Catholic faith community.
He is accepting invitations to speak to adult audiences.
Telephone, cell (859) 292-5302 Email: paschal.baute@

Websites; Thank God for Evolution, the Great Story, Evolutionary Christianity,,

References for adults (google Amazon for reviews)
Reclaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World. Bishop Spong
The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality and religion in the 21st Century, Berry Tucker.
Thank God for Evolution, Michael Dowd

References for parents of young children
The Whole .Brain Child, Daniel Siegel
Parenting the Inner Chid. Daniel Siegel