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Judith E. Glaser frequently wrote for and was featured in blogs and podcasts by major media outlets like Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, as well as other specialty sites in the conversational and leadership arenas and other voices throughout the world. Since her passing in 2018, Nick Balboa manages her blog on Psychology Today.

The brain runs a monopoly on your energy, but what about your conversations?

There’s a common principle taught in undergraduate physiology courses that explains how powerful the human brain is. Despite making up approximately 2 percent of the body’s weight, the brain consumes approximately 20 percent of the body’s oxygen.1 This "2 for 20 Rule" recognizes that the brain is more than a thought generator between our ears. The brain regulates a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, and plastic, functional neural responses that beget feelings, thoughts, actions, moods, and even epigenetic changes. It is no wonder that this small, fatty organ monopolizes our body budget. 

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