Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

’ I’ve been writing this brain health blog since 2013, and it has become one of my life’s great passions – my ‘north star’. I wake up every morning buzzing with excitement about the...

Neuroplasticity: the battle in your brain

Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’ may correlate with major sulci of the cerebrum in the inner and outer surface of the brain, the brain stem, the frontal lobe, the basilar artery, the pituitary gland...

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology‘. In my talk I share my brain hack to improve memory, spark creativity, and regulate emotions. I discovered this life-changing tool when I...

Gut-Brain Health – What Neuroscientists Are Calling “A Paradigm Shift”

  The trillions of microbes that inhabit your body are collectively called the microbiome. They outnumber your own cells ten to one and weigh up to twice weight of the average human brain. Most of them...

The coffee drinker’s guide to better brain health

Two early-morning long blacks. A lunchtime flat white (especially if I’m near a cafe). And sometimes a sneaky pick-me-up afternoon espresso. Time to come clean: that’s a typical day for me. I guess to many of...

21 top brain blogs to inform and inspire you

I’ve packaged up of some of my favourite brain, mind and neuroscience blogs on the internet. These bloggers are super clever, witty, and at times irreverent. But most importantly, they make neuroscience, and current...

7 principles of neuroscience every coach should know

Kandel’s Principles of Neuroscience Back in the mid 1990s when I was an undergrad, the core text of my neuroscience curriculum was ‘Principles of Neural Science’ by Eric Kandel, James Schwartz and Thomas Jessell....

27 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day changes brain structure

  I confess that I’m struggling with my new meditation practice. I’ve diagnosed myself with a severe case of monkey-mind. Monkey-mind = a buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable”. But I’m...

These are the 7 habits of highly healthy brains (in order of importance)

The relationships between our thoughts, our biology, the world around us, and our health and wellbeing are complex. Add in the brain (the most complex of living structures, one that enabled humans to walk on...

How to teach your kids about their brain.

  Knowledge is power. So learning about the brain lays strong foundations for emotional intelligence. Wise words from clinical psychologist Dr Hazel Harrington the author of this week’s blog post. When children understand what’s happening in...

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