Category Archives: Brain Health

Mindful Monday

Christoper Germer and Kristin Neff created this guided meditation from their  Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course. Start your week taking a moment to slow down and check-in with your amazing body, from head to toe! This practice offers kindness, understanding, acceptance, and … Continue reading

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Step into September…

A New Month. A Fresh Start. What new healthy habits will you begin?

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Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Book Recommendations  *Not listed in any particular order.   “The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage” by Kelly McGonigal, PhD Learn More on NPR Buy Now on Amazon   “Live More Happy” by … Continue reading

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Therapy Thursday

  During the present times of physical distancing and social isolation, compassionate hugs (like this tree root “hugging” the old tree trunk) are rare or even non-existent. Hugs release the hormone, oxytocin, which helps people feel deep connection, a sense of … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday

What is Mind-Body Medicine? A focus on healing the whole person verses treating symptoms. Collaboration between the healthcare provider and the patient. Empowerment of the patient specifically in his/her healing and treatment decision-making. A focus on the whole person including … Continue reading

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Meditation Monday

Loving-Kindness Meditation A way to calm a frenzied mind, express gratitude, and be happy. Practicing kindness is one of the simplest ways to be happy. Recent research finds that kind people tend to be more content with their relationships and … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday

BIOPHILIA  A love of life. A love of all that is living. The human desire to connect with nature. According to biologist, E.O. Wilson, “biophilia is a hardwired instinct that is key to human happiness” (McGonigal, 2019, p.169). Modern humans tend to … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday

What Can Exercise Do For Your Brain? Health & Nutrition Update Tufts University Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy The number of nerve cells in the brain typically decreases with age, and the levels … Continue reading

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Up Your ZZZs to Up Your Performance

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A Thanksgiving Puzzle to Solve

After the turkey is cooked and served, grace is said, and bellies are full, try this Thanksgiving puzzle to challenge our brains and keep us mentally fit. Can you solve the Thanksgiving puzzle? Created by Silver Sneakers, an organization with the mission to make … Continue reading

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