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The Best Brain Possible With Debbie Hampton

Information and Inspiration For Anyone With a Brain


7 Ways Science Says You Can Get A Happier Brain in 2017

To ensure survival, your ancestors’ brains developed a prickly awareness: always on the lookout for danger, zooming in on any potential threat, being super sensitive to painful experiences and burning them into memory, and reacting quickly physically without thinking first. Having this kind of reactive brain did a very good job helping humans evolve. However, these[...]

It May Not Look Anything Like The Life You Planned, But It Can Still Be Good

For my first three decades on this Earth, life went pretty much according to plan. As I achieved major milestones, I smugly checked things off the “how-life-should-be” list in my head. After attending college together, my high school sweetheart and I married and drove half-way across the U.S. with all of our possessions in an 18-foot[...]

How Happiness Can Actually Be Unhealthy

It seems counterintuitive that happiness could be anything but good for you. Right? Turns out that researchers classify happiness as falling into two categories. One type of happiness has many health benefits, while the other, not-so-much. Click To Tweet Eudaimonic happiness is the happiness that comes from meaningful pursuits, doing and being good, and aspiring to[...]

How To Turn Up The Happiness Synthesizer In Your Head

Over the process of evolution, the human brain tripled in size, mostly gaining girth in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), giving us our big foreheads. In this case, it’s not just that bigger is better. It’s what having a bigger brain allows us to do that makes all the difference. While plenty of cool abilities come[...]

8 Things Hitting Rock Bottom Taught Me

After taking care of my brother as he wasted away and died from AIDs, the end of my 18 year marriage to my high school sweetheart in an ugly parting that made Divorce Court look civil, and years of wrong turns, things not working out, and being flat-out disappointed with life, I tried to kill myself[...]

How To Find Your Happy Place

We all have down days and tough times and sometimes get stuck in a funk we just can’t seem to shake. For many people, this can become an all too familiar existence leading to depression. Unfortunately, there’s no one big solution for depression, however there are many simple practices which you can utilize to alter brain[...]