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July 17, 2011

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So interesting! And I was chuckling to my self the whole way through reading it thinking of how much you must have loved reading this! Especially in light of your Optimist Challenge. *grin*

I vow to stress no more. Didn't know it could be so detrimental to my dreams.

Interesting piece. I especially enjoy the phrase "brainpowered learning and leading". I am always fascinated by the concept of luck vs hard work/determination when it comes to accomplishments. It is great to get a scientific approach to understanding how our intentions and actions do indeed have such an impact on us moving closer to our 'dreams'.

Marvelous post Dr Weber! I was aware of the science, but had not made these connections. I want to read this a few more times.

Thanks Whitney, for bringing us more light, once again!

Fascinating stuff! I knew we could rewire our neural pathways, but I didn't know that it happened literally every night. How encouraging that we can transform ourselves in such a powerful, immediate and consistent way. It also makes me wonder how many dreams wither away simply because we are too stressed and sleep-deprived to nourish them. The ways we live and work seem, in many ways, to shut down our capacities for dreaming, in a far more physical way than I initially realized. Just imagine what we could do if we shifted our focus away from the minutiae demanded by "productivity" and dared to explore new possibilities and dreams instead!

I discovered your blog last week and have been simultaneously inspired by/obsessed with the questions you've posted and observations you've made. Just thought I'd let you know! An open notebook beside me currently reads: 1. What are my dreams? 2. What holds me back from my dreams? 3. Who am I? 4. Optimist challenge/ happiness project. Thanks for these fabulous thought exercises!

Thanks Whitney and all - what a wonderful discussion about brains and dreams. You rock! I have one last question though.

WHAT IF YOUR NEXT DREAM COULD OPEN FLOODGATES FOR THOSE WHO DESERVE MOST?

Would you take the risks to lift the latch? What would you expect to see on the other side? Worth the risk?

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  • When I took a sabbatical from Wall Street to pursue a different dream and help others live theirs, I learned that women in the U.S. may be placated, even pampered, but because we aren't dreaming, we are also desperate and depressed. Drawing on a variety of sources, ranging from academic studies to pop culture, dare to dream encourages us to dream. And then to act on our dreams.

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