The Girl Effect
Tara Sophia Mohr is a writer, life coach and personal growth teacher. Her work focuses on helping individuals create more authentic, fulfilled lives. With an MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale, Tara takes a unique approach to personal growth work that blends mind and heart, intellectual rigor and intuitive wisdom.
Tara Sophia Mohr: Empowering young girls, young women to become brilliant women - that starts with a changed paradigm about how we see young people in general, see them as leaders, as change agents who are moving our culture forward. That’s actually what adolescent rebellion is all about. It’s about breaking the mold of the previous generation and moving the culture forward. So starting to see young women and men in that way rather than as rowdy teenagers who need to be managed and shaped and guided by us.
So how do we teach girls to manage their inner critics? We’re all hardwired to have an inner critic. An inner critic is just the voice of fear within us, a voice that really doesn’t want us to ever stretch out of our comfort zone, ever get hurt, ever feel embarrassed. It’s that voice coming up with all kinds of arguments to keep us playing small so that those things never happen. And so the arguments it comes up with are: you aren’t smart enough or you aren’t good enough, or that was so stupid, how could you say that? And actually, all we really need to do to get the inner critic out of our way is to realize what it is, that it’s an irrational voice that actually has no bearing on the truth and to label it for what it is.
And then also teaching them that the world isn’t finished yet. In fact, the world has a hole in it that is shaped exactly like them, and only by sharing their own voice and bringing their unique gifts into the world will that hole be filled. So if they ever feel alienated by the world, like their point of view somehow just doesn’t fit, in some sense, they’re right. Their point of view is missing, but that’s because the world has a hole in it that's shaped just like them and it needs their voice to fill that hole.
Directed / Produced by
Jonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd
Tara Sophia Mohr explains how we can empower girls to silence their inner critic.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
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- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.
There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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