Dr. Porter Shares His Six Tips For Starting Your Day With Success

Mornings are tough for many of us. The alarm startles us awake.  We groan.  We roll over and wish we had a few more minutes to sleep in.  What if I told you mornings are the best time to set your body and mind up for success?  Your morning ritual can contribute to a day […]

To Reach Your Goals — Get Enthusiastic

Think of a time when you got really excited about something. Wasn’t your enthusiasm infectious? Didn’t it spill over to other people and stay with you for a while, leaving you feeling happy, calm, and centered? Enthusiasm tells your brain what’s important to you, causing your brain to try to recreate that feeling over and […]

How-To Guide for Practicing Mindfulness

What does it mean to be mindful? Being mindful means being fully present in the moment. When you can achieve this state of mind, even for short periods of time, you are creating the optimal environment for mind and body balance and harmony. You can create changes in your brain that are beneficial to your […]

Stress Awareness Day

Stress Awareness Day is traditionally observed on April 16th, the day after tax day. Tax day has been postponed this year until July, but being aware of stress and how it is affecting us–especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic–is especially important. Our world is operating in a state of chronic super stress and […]

Want To Be Healthier? Get Social.

The societies we’re born into and the societies we create in our lives shape who we are as people.  Communication is so important to us as a species that we constantly work to develop new ways to communicate.  It started with carving on rocks, moved to pen and paper, telephone, internet, and now we have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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