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Three Key Techniques for Veterans Dealing with PTSD

Every year on Veterans Day we celebrate the contributions that our brothers and sisters in the military have made to our society. However, there’s another discussion that might even supersede the celebration: How we help veterans manage their experiences (and,…

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You Are NOT a Victim

Autonomy and control wire into our brains directly into the reward center: the ventral striatum. When we perceive we don't have control, we deactivate the reward center and activate the pain/stress pathway. In 2009 the Journal of Psychosomatic Research published this…

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Stress is Killing You

Are you setting yourself up for a stress related disease?  Are you shortening your own lifespan?  Over time, the allostatic load of stress on the body can no longer be mitigated by the sympathetic nervous system. We end up with…

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Are You Training Your Brain to Beat Depression?

It actually seems like it should be a no-brainer (pardon the pun) at this point, but science is still experimenting with using positive imagery to beat depression.  Fortunately, they are still finding that it does.  The most interesting new finding…

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What’s Your Excuse?

Recent research this century has shown that meditation is applicable to, and effective for, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, stress, emotional regulation, addictions, psychosis, neurogenesis, dimentia, memory recall, cognitive acuity, pain management, somatic symptom control, hormonal regulation, genetic functioning, sports performance,…

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