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The Best Brain Possible With Debbie Hampton

Information and Inspiration For Anyone With a Brain

The Link Between Sleep And Depression

Every aspect of your life is impacted by sleep, from your appearance and health to relationships to success at work, but it hits your brain the hardest. Your brain’s entire electrical and chemical systems are influenced by your sleep – or lack of it. Unfortunately in today’s hurried, get-more-done, worried world, poor sleep and sleep[...]

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[...]

Using Your Body To Change Your Brain

You know that your brain controls your body, but did you also know that your body controls your brain? It’s a feedback loop that works both ways. The activity in your brain changes every second based on what your body is doing – a process called biofeedback. You may have heard of and thought that[...]

How Failure Can Lead To Happiness

There is much more failure in life than success. Of all the species that ever existed, scientists estimate that less than 0.1% are alive today. In 2010, the Cincinnati research agency AcuPoll found that as many as 95% of new products introduced each year fail. According to the researcher Richard Wiseman, 88% of all new year’s[...]

Five Books That Changed My Life

If you cannot read all your books, fondle them, peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them[...]

How Talking Tames Depression

When you’ve got a leaky kitchen sink , you call a plumber. When your car’s brakes start making an awful screeching noise, you take it to a mechanic. For almost any job requiring a specialized skill, there’s a professional trained to help. You could try to handle the leaky pipe or car repair on your[...]

How Happy Happens In Your Brain

Your experience of your journey through life boils down to the chemicals in your brain. Happy, sad, mad, anxious, you name it – can all be traced to what’s going on inside your head. Your brain produces a chemical soup which directs your behavior, always instinctually encouraging you to seek pleasure and avoid pain to ensure[...]

Easy Things You Can Do To Get A Happier Brain Right Now

We’ve come a long way in the science of happiness and have a pretty good idea of what happy looks like in your brain these days. It’s now known that what you do in your life every day, because of neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to change both physical form and function based on[...]

What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain

Fundamentally, a depressed brain looks just like any other brain. In fact, there’s no brain scan, MRI, EEG or any other medical test that can definitively diagnose depression, and it’s not understood in detail like other brain disorders. While we know the neurochemicals involved and many contributing factors, the truth is we really don’t know[...]