Consistency Is My Greatest Weapon

Ever since I wrote about turning 40 last year, my inbox seems to a magnet for questions about injury recovery and prevention. Apparently, much of the world assumes that once you hit 40,...

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...

The 10 Key Differences Between Weight Loss Success and Failure

“NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!”  At some point in the past two days, you probably said something like the following: “Alright, time to lose this gut. “ “This year I’m gonna tone these arms and fix these love...

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 Kenney the Tabletop Gamer Lost 120 Pounds and Found His Voice (Literally).

“There’s no way that’s the same person, right?” Admittedly, that’s what I first thought when I saw Kenney’s before and after photos. There was just NO way that this Tony Stark looking dude on the...

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...

These are the 13 neuroscience blogs and podcasts you need to follow in 2016.

Neuroscience is seductive. We have studies proving that the presence of irrelevant neuroscience information makes explanations of psychological phenomena more appealing! And throwing in fMRI pictures further increases that allure. Neuromyths are abound and understandably there are...

How to Build Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet

Figuring out what buttons to push to meet your own nutrition needs can be difficult and stressful. With so many food choices, claims, and hype — not to mention specific eating preferences, allergies, and...

How Trauma Can Damage the Brain for Generations and Can Be Reversed

The relatively new science of epigenetics is proving that who you are is the culmination of the experiences in your life – and even those of your ancestors – which cause changes in...

How Many Calories Do You Burn While Walking?

How many calories do you burn while walking?  It’s a simple question, but it inevitably leads to a series of other questions too: Can I lose weight just by walking? Is there a right way to walk?...

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