YOUR BRAIN + WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY

Do productive people have secrets that the rest of us need to know? If you’ve studied personal or professional development, you probably realize that there are many tips and tricks you can apply to maximize your potential and increase your output. Not all recommendations will work for everyone, of course. It’s important to discover what…

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READ TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN

During the years I was in public school, I often had a hard time falling asleep at night. That continued until I started the practise of reading before bed. That was a game changer! Not only did it help me to fall asleep faster, but it also fostered my love for reading. To this day,…

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WHAT YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS

Millions of bits of data stream through your brain over the course of a day.   In order for your brain to process all this information without getting exhausted, overwhelmed, or shutting down, it has a personalized filter in place. This ‘life sieve’ is called your Reticular Activating System (RAS).  It assists you in your…

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REAL BRAIN-TRAINING

Brain-training apps on cell phones and computers have become a very popular, multi-billion-dollar industry and promise to enhance memory and to improve other cognitive functions. People are hopeful.  However, they genuinely want to know if an app will be the magical solution for warding off cognitive decline and if it will help them reverse the…

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BRAIN SCIENCE 101

More than 2000 years ago, philosophers like Hippocrates began exploring the human brain and its many functions. Today, many scientists around the world are dedicated to the study of our body’s most complex organ, the brain. These individuals are called neuroscientists, a term that was coined in the early 1960s by Francis Schmitt, a biophysicist…

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WE LAUGH IN THE SAME LANGUAGE

Did you know that according to neuroscientists your brain is designed to be a laughter making machine? Laughter engages a large quantity of neurons simultaneously, and not just those in your head, but those located in your gut and heart, too. This is why a deep laugh can feel like exercise, because it really is…

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WHO’S THE BOSS?

Have you ever noticed, in all areas of life, there are people who naturally like to take charge and there are people who prefer to follow? What category do you fall into? Perhaps it’s situational. In some scenarios, you are likely to take a leadership position, and in other scenarios you would easily pass the…

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DIGITAL DEMENTIA

Have you heard of the new term, “Digital Dementia”?  This refers to the cognitive issues and decline that are related to the out-sourcing of our brain to technology and the overuse of tech devices. Our human brain has evolved over millions of years. It is designed to support and to work with our body in…

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LESS NEWS, LESS STRESS

Your brain’s number one priority is your security. If your safety is threatened, nothing else matters.  The reason is if you are not alive, your relationships, career path, and life goals no longer exist either. To manage life effectively and keep you out of harm’s way, your amazing brain has a built-in threat-detecting surveillance mechanism…

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CHORES GROW YOUR BRAIN!

Simple. daily life activity provides a multitude of opportunities to grow and to strengthen your brain in unexpected and useful ways. Activities ranging from making meals to washing dishes, to folding clothes, to vacuuming, to mopping the floor, to gardening and mowing the lawn… all require physical engagement and a variety of movement patterns.  These…

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