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Dec 13, 2010

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." --Dalai Lama

Four Ways to Respond in an Argument

From your nervous system's point of view, there are a number of ways to respond to an argument. You can find yourself in one of the knee-jerk reactions such as fight, flight, or freeze. You can roar and bite, escape and hide, or freeze like deer in headlights. Or, you can take a breath, and get your nervous system to smile. Neuropsychologist Marsha Lucas reminds us that taking a moment to catch our breaths in the midst of a fight or other stressful situation can rewire our brains to generate compassion and respond in a productive, stress-reducing way.

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When you find yourself in distress, gain some perspective by taking a moment to just catch your breath.



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