the BrainLids blog

The 10th of November

 Ah ha ! My ego actually seems to like having problems to solve, hard decisions to make that are left un-made    Now that I’ve made some major decisions it’s unsettled, finding its next big problem to dig its teeth into  It’s the same way in the brain Always scanning...

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The 9th of November

It’s like my nervous system is craving some habits/places/pieces of my day with some regularity and predictability so it can feel safe and calm Breakfast habitExercise habitFriend habitMeditation habit Sleep habits Dating habit ~~~~ The fear that was with my last...

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The 8th of November

What an incredible night at my 1st improv show and afterwards with people from the theater Such genuine, creative, passionate, hilarious people So many lessons from the night: I am here to serve  Costa Rica feels selfish Remember and re-implement Artists Way (Artist...

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The 7th of November

I have been doing daily notes for about a year and a half now. I take notes of my thoughts, questions, research, and inner talk in the Notes app of my computer.* The initial purpose of the note taking was so that I could look back on useful pieces of information I...

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A Vent on Passion

So I was at the gym and I felt drawn to walk into the yoga room after triple checking there was no one downwarding their dog in there. I felt inspired to put my headphones on and just dance. There was this force that seemed to be stopping me, telling me I’m too old...

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Self-doubt: The Asshole Who Tried to Dim my Light

I’m pretty heated to be honest. By the time you read this, maybe I won’t be, but in this moment in time, at 10:26 in the morning on a Tuesday in July of 2019 I am HEATED. Want to know why? I’ll tell you why. I’ll dissect, destroy, and dispose of why. Why I am heated...

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The BrainLids BrainTraining Workshop (BBTW)

It's here. It's happening. The first (of many) BrainLids BrainTraining Workshops. 🧠 (or BBTW for short).  Saturday February 9th, 2019 from 12-1:30PM. ☀️ I'll announce the location as it gets a bit closer. The first one is for sure in Phoenix, Arizona though. 🌵 I can't...

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The BrainLids Method. STEPS 1-6.

This is an excerpt from my new book. The title and date of its release is TO BE DETERMINED. Well I mean I have the title. When I tell you guys is to be determined 😉 Here is one chapter related to getting rid of your inner critic. I created The BrainLids Method to get...

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How to Stop Feeling Like Your Kindness is Fake

Sometimes this weird thing happens where I feel like my kindness is fake. I feel like there's this secret side of me that doesn't actually want to be nice. I fear the person I am talking to is going to tell that my kindness is fake. Half of this is true and half is...

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The BrainLids BookList

There have been a handful of non-fiction books that revolutionized the way I looked at the world. (Technically a handful is 5 and there are 8 here, I’m so sorry.) I am 100% sure that if these books had this big of an impact on me, some of you will feel the same. I...

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The BrainLids Method. Step 3.

I learned to control my brain using a frosting metaphor.   It's the truth. The BrainLids Method© is all based around a frosting metaphor. It is simple. It involves frosting and a whisk. The end result? You shut up that mean voice in your head. Maybe even eat some...

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Your Brain on Heartbreak

So you're heartbroken. It's his fault, it's her fault, it doesn't matter. It hurts and you want it to stop because you have shit to do and you're tired of eating your body weight in pizza. Now I'm not saying that knowing what's going on in the brain will make it stop...

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The BrainLids Method. Step 2.

"You don't have to control your thoughts; you just need to stop letting them control you." -Dan Millman   The BrainLids Method© Eradicate your inner critic using brain science. Copyright © 2018 by Lidia Obregon     This is the second step of The BrainLids Method©. If...

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The BrainLids Method. Step 1.

The BrainLids Method© Eradicate your inner critic using brain science. Copyright © 2018 by Lidia Obregon   The BrainLids Method© is an iterative method. What the heck is that? Iterative (adj.): involves repetition of steps to achieve the desired outcome; the results...

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The Secret Formula

I've figured it out. So there's this quote by Tracy McMillan that says "The places where you have the biggest challenges in your life become the places where you have the most to give.". I've had this quote up on my 'quotes' page for a while now and I've had a bunch...

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