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Wake Up or Die More Quickly Trying

  • October 31, 2012
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Wake up or you might continue to experience each day primed for disease and negativity.  Our prefrontal cortex regulates attention and thoughts with vast amounts of neural connections and a system of arousal and neurotransmitters. If we take no action,…

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Are You Training Your Brain to Beat Depression?

  • October 12, 2012
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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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Want to Get Younger…Try Something New!

  • September 19, 2012
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"The world is full of endless possibilities, and just by exploring them, you will increase your brain functioning.  By trying a new game, task, book, television show, food, or activity, you are expanding your brain to create new neuronal connections.…

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Germs in Your Mind

  • September 17, 2012
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What if your behaviors were like a groove in a record and once you got locked into it you played the same song, over and over?  What if you could simply pick up the needle and play a different song?…

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Your Outdated Treasure Map

  • September 14, 2012
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What if that one imaginary treasure map you drew as a child was the only map you were ever allowed to follow for the rest of your life?  Could you get to all of the many places you'd need to…

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Wait Until Your Father Gets Home!

  • September 13, 2012
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Remember that statement when you were a kid, and how it filled you with a sense of dread when you were in trouble?  The insula is important in our social brains. It's involved with processing events in the future based…

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Brushing Your Teeth to Keep Your Brain Healthy?

  • August 23, 2012
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Neuroplasticity is our ability to rewire new brain connections, learn new things, and create new neurons.  All of this magic keeps us cognitively young, sharp and engaged in life.  A key part of this process is long term potentiation (LTP).…

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Thoughts Shaping Your World

  • August 16, 2012
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Neuroplasticity is the ability of our mind to rewire itself. It can manifest as a changing of the strength of the connection between neurons, by adding or removing connections, or by adding new cells. An amazing catalyst for all of…

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Anti-depressants vs. Meditation

  • August 9, 2012
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IF you are on antidepressants...PLEASE understand this post is not meant as a critique of your healing process. Based on many studies, including one published in JAMA in 2010 by Fournier, antidepressants were no more effective in changing serotonin levels…

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