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Love Your Lizard!!

Posted on Apr 12, 2012

Some of you will look at that photo of me with the giant iguana on my shoulders and say to yourselves, ” Oh my Lord!  What is she doing with that disgusting creepy thing on her shoulders?!”   Others will say, “Aww, cute!  That lizard is so cool!” (I’m of the latter group, as you can tell by the smile on my face…!) This was taken of me when I was in Mexico with my husband.   A man was cruising the beach with this cool reptile guy, taking photos of people with it and then asking for $20 a pop for the picture.  (my hubby snuck a free photo with my own camera. OK, I’m cheap.)  Little did I know then how meaningful that photo would be to me once I started learning about my ‘Inner Lizard’!! Yes, I have an Inner Lizard.  And so do you. Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘reptilian brain’?  It is a real, honest-to-goodness, Sheldon-would-be-proud scientific thing that exists in all of us.  Also known as the triune brain, it is the innermost part of the brain and it basically sits on top of your spinal cord, right in the center of your head.  It presented in a mammal-like reptile that...

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