Controlling your thoughts is the first step to a happier, healthier mind. Below are five tips to maximize productive thinking and minimize mental clutter.
If indeed, after a decade of studying the human brain we know the arts enhance math and science comprehension, we must begin changing the curriculum to be using the arts and art integration, namely teaching through the arts.
Clearly you have a choice, is it going to be safety or show? Your brain prefers for you to default to one or the other. But creating a false dichotomy is what keeps most organizations from creating a Tinkerbell.
I wanted to share some photographs of my own. I'd like to call them "A baby's view from a carrier," but since I wasn't thinking of that when the photos were taken, most of them are "A view of a baby in a carrier." You'll get the idea.
One key to overcoming this negativity bias and uncovering happiness is learning to recognize and get space from the self-critical mind and also encourage the positive beliefs about ourselves that the critical mind has buried.
Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.
One conclusion from all the panels is that because the brain is so complicated and we know very little about its actual workings, we need to catalogue it before there can be important breakthroughs. With its billions of cells and neurons, the brain is a big-data exercise, and we now have the tools needed do so.
Neuroscience is a scientific lens through which we can see deeper into how to get the most out of people by supporting them with what their brains really need.
An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs just last week. Now, we are counting on the Senate to act quickly and send it to the president.
Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.
Lisa Gardner pulls out all the stops in her latest novel, Crash & Burn. There are so many muddled characters who try to make sense of all that is going on, while there are other seemingly crazed characters who are determined to hide the truth. In short you can't breeze your way through this one.
The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.
Over the last few years I have learned about mindfulness and added to my knowledge of brain health. Knowing more in these two areas has helped me slow down and, in essence, accomplish more.
And so, we need to push back with a battering ram against the stereotype that Alzheimer's is merely the horrid, inevitable final stage. While the end stage is devastating, the beginning and middle stages become a lonely, painful journey, the long kiss goodbye, which often begins 15 to 20 years before diagnosis. It robs one of self. It infantilizes. Alzheimer's is not your grandfather's disease. It could be your story some day.
My plan is all about the mechanics, the timing, the facts. In the midst of it all, I've forgotten about how my daughter feels: She doesn't want to sleep.
At a time when the mass of headlines seem to be about the brain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and smarter computers, not enough is said about th...
Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.
Ever wonder about the brain's white matter microstructure diffusivity? Don't know what the hell we're talking about? Well, start paying attention... because it may be important in determining our gender identity.
Because of the way the brain's neurological network builds connections, each of these things helps our memories grow stronger. Giving our brains a break, it seems, is actually one of the best things we can do.
Even though all the research tells us that money in and of itself won't bring us meaning, we still are, understandably, lured to wealth. We need to inject more of our passions into everyday life -- to create the sparks that give us more meaning. Only then can we truly author our own lives.