Use It or Lose It? Not Anymore!

We’ve all heard the phrase “use it or lose it,” especially in connection to our brain activity as we age. As the population’s biggest generation ages, concerns about Alzheimer’s and dementia are growing and science is racing to find cures or treatments to ameliorate the decline in our brain function as we get older.  Easy […]

Avoiding Resolution Failure

“A goal is a dream with a deadline,” Napoleon Hill Last week we talked about New Year’s Resolutions and simple ways to keep them. This week let’s talk about why we fail and how to avoid the cycle of failure when setting goals this year. Setting a goal or resolution is only part of the […]

Resolve to Meet Your Goals This Year

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel like we have to completely overhaul our lives for this year to turn out better than the last. New Year’s Resolutions are HARD! I finally stopped making them. I just couldn’t live up to the expectations I had built in my mind […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Personally, I love Christmas. For me and my family it really is the most wonderful time of the year. I love the hustle and bustle of shopping and baking and decorating, seeing family and friends, the bright lights, and Christmas songs on the radio. But for many people, the holidays and the stress that ensues […]

Coping With Grief This Holiday Season

October has passed and the festive Halloween decorations have been stowed away until next year.  The Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce has been enjoyed and the house is quiet once again.  For many, the turn of the seasons from October to December is filled with sadness as they contemplate spending the holidays without the ones […]

Healing with Sound

This summer I spent a little time at the beach with my family.  As I sat back watching the ocean, I spent some time thinking about sound.  Sound is an important component to the BrainTap experience, but I’m sure many of you are wondering if sound really helps you relax and heal.  We know some […]

Why “Me Time” Is So Important

As I sat here composing this blog, it struck me as it has many others, I’m sure, that we just don’t have much time for creativity anymore. Between our work, families, electronics, and other obligations, creativity gets lost in the shuffle, much to our detriment. Women especially have historically been stifled due to the time […]

Nutritional Psychiatry – Making the Brain Gut Connection

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard that before. You may have noticed that you feel better when you eat certain foods, but have you ever really thought about the fact that what you feed your gut directly affects your mental health? Science is beginning to understand that the foods we eat directly control […]

The Secret to Steve Jobs’ Success

What does big business have to do with brain-based wellness?  You wouldn’t think much.  In fact, you’d think the two were polar opposites and in a lot of cases they are, but if you read Steve Jobs’ biography, you’ll find that one of the world’s most successful businessmen practiced mindfulness. Could that be the secret […]

Overcoming Workplace Burnout: The Solution is at Your Fingertips!

Have you ever had a moment in your career where you just did not want to go to work? Has it become more and more difficult each day to drag yourself out of your house and make that commute? Does getting things done seem like a mountainous task? Have you felt like you were on […]