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The Benefits Of Self-Compassion And How To Get More

Not to be confused with self-pity, complacency or arrogance, self-compassion involves acknowledging your own suffering, faults, and mistakes and responding with kindness, caring, and understanding, without any judgment or evaluation. It’s talking to and treating yourself as you would a friend. It’s seeing your troubles and screw-ups as part of being human. To practice self-compassion[...]

Neuroplasticity: Your Life Shapes Your Brain

Neuroscience has confirmed that your brain changes throughout your life, a concept known as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is an umbrella term for a sequence of processes taking place in your brain over time in response to incoming stimuli. Your experiences, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions physically change the form and function of your brain. In other words,[...]

How To Heal The Brain After Trauma

Trauma is all too common these days, unfortunately. Child abuse. Rape. Combat. Violence. Car accidents. Life. Traumatic events can actually alter the structure and function of people’s brains resulting in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When remembering the trauma, often in vivid flashbacks, or reacting to everyday stressors in life, the brain of a person[...]

Four Steps To Take Control Of Your Mind And Change Your Brain

Because of neuroplasticity, the scientifically proven ability of your experiences, behaviors, and thoughts to alter your brain, you are sculpting the physical form and function your brain every day with your life. Most of the time, neuroplastic change happens unconsciously as a result of thought patterns and habitual behaviors we have as we go through[...]

How To Turn Down Your Brain’s Fear Alarm

Fear can be a predominant motivating factor behind much of our lives. Instead of having a clear idea of what we want and making decisions that move us in that direction, which will most likely involve some risk and discomfort, all too often we make fear-based decisions that limit us and our happiness. While these[...]

Five Ways To Grow New Brain Cells

It used to be believed that you were born with all the neurons you were going to have.  It wasn’t until the late 1960s that the birth of new brain cells, called neurogenesis, was observed in the hippocampus in the rat brain. Even then, scientists were skeptical that neurogenesis happened in humans. It wasn’t until the[...]

When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom, There’s Nowhere To Go But Up

No one gets out of this life unscathed. We all have a tragic story – or five or way too many – to tell.  Unfortunately, enduring the loss of a child, surviving a bout with cancer, going through a messy divorce, or being the victim of violent crime are all too common. When trying times do[...]

Why You Should Let Your Brain Go Wild

In today’s hurry up, high stress, bad food, sit-all-day societies, we’ve gotten far removed from the way our bodies were biologically designed to live. As civilization has rapidly evolved over the past centuries, the eating, physical activity, sleep and other habits of humans have drastically changed. Our bodies haven’t kept pace with the modern lifestyle[...]

How Learning And Memory Happen In your Head

Why is it that I can remember the words to some random song that was popular decades ago, but I can never remember what the article said about the foods with the most pesticides that I just read yesterday and a dozen times before that? Memory is a strange thing. How Something Gets Filed In[...]