Active Body, Active Brain – Best Tips for Keeping Your Brain Healthy

As we age, we start to notice little lapses in concentration, memory, and movement.  We worry about dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disease stealing our memories from us.  Older people are most susceptible to symptoms of dementia, depression, and anxiety.  The good news is cognitive deficits can be prevented or alleviated by exercising our brains […]

Feed Your Brain – The Top Foods for Brain Health

As our population ages, an estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050 the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that up to 16 million people could be suffering from this disease. Those are grim numbers and as yet science has not come up with a cure. But can Alzheimer’s be prevented? Should we, before we get […]

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 […]

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life: How To Get A Growth Mindset

Do you have a dream?  A goal you’d like to reach but you can’t quite seem to get there? Do you wonder what’s standing in your way?  Chances are it’s your mindset. Read on for how to get a growth mindset and change your life! Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset In this age of distraction, […]

Spring Clean Your Brain

Spring is a time of renewal and cleansing.  We watch new buds form.  We spruce up our gardens and flowerbeds.  We clean our homes to make things fresh and new.  Drawing inspiration from experts like Marie Kondo, spring encourages us to simplify.  We find ourselves with excess clutter and have the urge to streamline our […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Every 9 seconds someone, somewhere in the United States sustains a brain injury. I’d guess that you know someone or are someone who has suffered an injury of one type or another. 47.9% of brain injuries are caused by a simple fall. That’s how I got mine. I slipped in the shower, fell back 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 […]

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 […]