Oh, My Memory! Do I Have POCD?

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It’s been ten days since my shoulder surgery. The nurse was right on when she told me that when the nerve block wore off, the pain would be intense. No, kidding! It was the worst pain I have ever experienced. I’m allergic to all narcotic medications. So, I suffered, enduring every screaming and hollering nerve […]

How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit

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‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. I repeat concepts when it comes to habits, simplicity, mindfulness. Well, sure. My most basic principles are repeated often on this blog: start […]

The Amazing Powers Of Just One Extra Hour Of Sleep

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The end of Daylight Saving Time is one of our favorite excuses to sleep for an extra hour — a decadent, once-a-year, Sunday morning treat. Losing an hour when we “spring forward” in March does a number on the sleep-deprived: Car accidents and heart attacks spike, productivity plummets, and many people can’t get back to […]

How to Improve Your Memory After Age 50

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See Why Exercising Your Brain Can Be Lots of Fun! You can super-boost your brain and get it to work like it did five, 10, 15, even 20 years ago — using nothing more than a simple deck of playing cards. And that’s just one of many simple, enjoyable card games you’ll find in Dr. […]

It’s Never To Late To Meditate

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After two challenging years, my parents recently moved into a senior living complex where they can live independently but receive support when they need it. It wasn’t an easy decision, but one they knew they had to make. I planned a trip to see their new home, and it wasn’t long before my mother asked […]

How Diet and Exercise Protect the Brain

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A number of researchers have studied the link between diet, exercise, and brain health. Among other things, they found that when we exercise, the brain produces more of a special brain-growth repair hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that stimulates the increase in brain connections — dendrites and synapses — especially in the hippocampus. There […]

Why You Should Write Daily

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One of the most instrumental changes in my life has been writing every single day. For many years I was a writer who didn’t write that regularly. It was always on the back of my mind to write, but I didn’t find the time. Then I started this blog in January 2007, and have written pretty much […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

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Alzheimer’s isn’t inevitable. Many experts now believe you can prevent or at least delay dementia — even if you have a genetic predisposition. Reducing Alzheimer’s risk factors like obesity, diabetes, smoking and low physical activity by just 25 percent could prevent up to half a million cases of the disease in the United States, according […]

Your Brain: Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

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“Your brain is involved in everything you do. Your brain controls everything you do, feel, and think. When you look in the mirror, you can thank your brain for what you see. Ultimately, it is your brain that determines whether your belly bulges over your belt buckle or your waistline is trim and toned. Your […]

Feed Your Goddess: Food And The Brain

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One of the most common things I talk about with regards to the brain is the concept that we are what we eat, and we also think what we eat. The foods we eat directly support the function of our body as well as our brain. In my experience working in an ADHD clinic I […]