Brain Fitness – Five Tips For A Healthy Brain

Your brain is the most important organ you have.  It’s the control center that runs every other system in your body.  If you don’t keep it fit and healthy, your entire body suffers.  And, just like physical fitness, brain fitness has many benefits for all the systems in our bodies. We’re not talking about doing […]

Sleep Better – 25 Proven Tips That Work

It’s 10 p.m. You’re in bed. It’s getting late, but you’re not sure you’re ready for sleep.  Your mind goes over the events of the day and stress creeps in when you think of all the things you haven’t done yet. You take a deep breath, close your eyes and try to relax. It’s 12:30 […]

Sleep is Vital for Kids’ Health – What You Need to Know

We all know sleep is crucial to our physical and mental health. As adults we rarely get the good, quality sleep that most experts say we need. What about our kids? If we’re not sleeping well and setting a good example, chances are our kids aren’t getting the sleep they need either–and this lack of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is City Life Messing with Our Brains?

Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas and rarely experiences nature. This number is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. Is all this city dwelling hazardous to our health? Well, we know that people who spend a lot of time in nature are generally healthier. We see numerous positive benefits to […]

The Effect of Diabetes on Brain Health

In the United States nearly 80 million people have diabetes or pre-diabetes. The rate of diabetes is skyrocketing amidst the flood of processed, high sugar, nutrient-deficient foods most Americans are eating. One of the most frightening health problems associated with diabetes is a higher risk for dementia in our older years. According to one recent […]

Wow, is THIS why you can’t sleep?

Stressed woman

We’ve all experienced sleep issues due to the stress in our daily lives. Whether it’s work, relationship issues, financial problems or just life in general, we’ve all suffered a sleepless night or two, dreading the alarm, missing a restful night’s sleep. According to a study in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, evolution may be to […]

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