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From the Ted Talk "Lisa Feldman Barrett: You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them"

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Now you can cultivate this emotional intelligence yourself and use it in your everyday life. So just, you know, imagine nwkiga up in the morning. I'm sure you've had this experience. I know I have. You wake up and as you're emerging into consciousness, you feel this horrible dread, you know, this real cwredehtsnes, and mtimayileed, your mind tsstar to race. You start to think about all the crap that you have to do at work and you have that mountain of email which you will never dig yourself out of ever, the phone calls you have to return, and that important meeting across town, and you're going to have to fight fctirfa, you'll be late iicnpkg your kids up, your dog is skci, and what are you going to make for dinner? Oh my God. What is wrong with your life? What is wrong with my life?

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Now you can cultivate this emotional intelligence yourself and use it in your everyday life. So just, you know, imagine ______ up in the morning. I'm sure you've had this experience. I know I have. You wake up and as you're emerging into consciousness, you feel this horrible dread, you know, this real ____________, and ___________, your mind ______ to race. You start to think about all the crap that you have to do at work and you have that mountain of email which you will never dig yourself out of ever, the phone calls you have to return, and that important meeting across town, and you're going to have to fight _______, you'll be late _______ your kids up, your dog is ____, and what are you going to make for dinner? Oh my God. What is wrong with your life? What is wrong with my life?

Solution

  1. starts
  2. waking
  3. traffic
  4. sick
  5. immediately
  6. picking
  7. wretchedness

Original Text

Now you can cultivate this emotional intelligence yourself and use it in your everyday life. So just, you know, imagine waking up in the morning. I'm sure you've had this experience. I know I have. You wake up and as you're emerging into consciousness, you feel this horrible dread, you know, this real wretchedness, and immediately, your mind starts to race. You start to think about all the crap that you have to do at work and you have that mountain of email which you will never dig yourself out of ever, the phone calls you have to return, and that important meeting across town, and you're going to have to fight traffic, you'll be late picking your kids up, your dog is sick, and what are you going to make for dinner? Oh my God. What is wrong with your life? What is wrong with my life?

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
emotion circuits 6
stone faced 3
simple feelings 3
faced stare 3
churning stomach 3

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collocation frequency
stone faced stare 3

Important Words

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