THE SMILE EFFECT

Name one thing you’ve been missing a lot of this past year and a half? If seeing smiles beaming from the faces of others comes to mind, I couldn’t agree more!  Smiling is a cost-free but priceless gift we give to others. As research shows, it is a gift we simultaneously give ourselves as well.…

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EMBODIED COGNITION

For far too long, society has viewed intelligence and thinking as occurring from the ‘neck up’ and the encompassing mind-body system has been overlooked. Your brain is neurologically woven throughout your entire body. If I say to you, “wiggle your toes” (or Simon says, “Touch your shoulders”) and you follow those requests, you will see…

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SEE IT, TO ACHIEVE IT!

When you notice a child daydreaming, do not interrupt them. Creative and scientific work is going on as they are in the process of laying down important brain blueprints. In fact, you may want to consider adopting this habit as well.  Activities like this are not the least bit frivolous; they are an essential precursor…

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YOUR THOUGHTS ARE YOUR REALITY

Have you ever heard the saying, “Your thoughts become your reality”? This is true. If you think something often enough, it will in fact take root in the psyche of your neurology and become a belief that affects how you perceive and govern your life. You can also take this understanding one step further by…

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8 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR BRAIN PLASTICITY

If you are alive on the planet at this special time, you are extremely fortunate. You have access to scientific breakthroughs that your ancestors only wish they had. Mere decades ago, scientists believed that your brain was hard-wired from birth and that little to no changes could be made over the span of your lifetime.…

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SCREEN-BREAK SUCCESS STRATEGIES

Are you concerned that you are spending too much time sitting in front of your computer or on your devices? The mounting screen time for children and adults is taking its toll on body and brain, causing problems such as: dry eyes, fatigue, stiffness, tight muscles, poor posture, compromised breathing, lack of circulation, irritability, cravings,…

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BLUE ZONES

When you hear the term ‘Blue Zones’, which represents regions in the world where there are a higher concentration of long living people and centenarians, what do you envision? I see a village of Smurfs! LOL Childhood activities are engrained in our neurological psyches, and the fun pastime of watching cartoons is no exception. Of…

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YOUR BRAIN ON SUGAR

Did you know that your brain uses more energy than any other organ in your body? This is because your brain cells cannot store energy; they need a continuous supply of fuel from your bloodstream to your cells, to function properly. Your mental clarity and ability to think, learn, recall information, and make good decisions is strongly associated with…

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6 BENEFITS OF BRAIN-CHUNKING!

Have you heard the saying, “Don’t bite off more than you can chew”?  You probably have, and it makes good brain sense, too!  Here’s why… If you want to be more productive and successful in work, school, and life, it’s important you make consistent and tangible progress and achieve significant milestones along the way. Otherwise,…

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5 EFFECTIVE MINDSET STRATEGIES

Things rarely, if ever, go exactly as we plan. Sometimes they turn out better, sometimes worse, and sometimes they don’t turn out at all. It can be frustrating when things don’t go as we had envisioned, especially when we invest a lot of hope, sweat and tears into a particular outcome. The disappointment is real.…

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