As May 25th rolls around, whether your know someone with MS or not, passing up the eggs, butter and meat for a day (or a lifetime) to stand in solidarity with the most remarkable therapy of MS ever described is my recommendation
One of the cool things about being human is that you know you're you and that you have skills and abilities that others don't have. For example, quali...
Either way, learn to live in balance with your mind and bodies natural rhythms for optimal health and well-being. This is building resilience. Building resilience is about taking care of ourselves.
Sadly, most children, teens and adults are not getting close to the recommended night's sleep and you can see this clearly in futile attempts to sleep in on the weekends to pay off our mounting "sleep debt."
For six months, I had been suffering from a mood disorder characterized by high anxiety, sudden and extreme fatigue, and panic attacks. I really wanted to share much earlier. It would have felt great to be genuinely authentic with people in my life, and not hide who I am.
So consider mindfulness -- and on some level, a form of meditation -- to live deeply and within the moment. And if you don't buy into the critical benefits of such a practice, just ask my shoes.
But this interest is only the first step: because brain science is relevant to each and every one of us, it's vital that we make the study of cognitive function a priority for everyone, from scientists to athletes and from parents and educators to patients.
The sad news of rockstar Prince's death was followed by reports that prescription opioids were found at the scene. The latest news reports Prince was ...
Take the time to pause and open your mind to those things which you do not fully understand. You will be the better for it -- and, as your feelings of awe ripple out through acts of kindness, so will the rest of us.
An article in the New York Times related how the offhand query of a young graduate student has spurred seasoned medical researchers on viruses to make...
The truth is, however, that our world is not consistent. In fact, it is very uncertain. The world we are in this moment is different than the one a minute ago because everything has changed. Life is fluid.
This is not a battle for me but a fact that is part of my life. I don't let this define me.
I know firsthand how important it is for those with ADHD to get support for their condition. Diagnoses are of course not always helpful for everyone, but my own diagnosis gave me the power to see that there was nothing inevitable about the way I felt.
In New York City, over 150,000 children under five are poor. Last year, nearly 20,000 of these children slept in homeless shelters - enough to fill Madison Square Garden. From the moment they're born, children in poverty face an uphill struggle to survive, thrive and learn with so many odds stacked against them.
Your brain is always changing - it is either moving forward or backward. You are the one who drives this remarkable engine and decides which direction it goes. Be proactive, not reactive. Your brain's future - your future is at stake.
Although we're asleep, our brains are far from being inactive throughout the night, it's chalk full of insight into how our bodies function and tapping into our brain waves is the only way to understand and improve upon our sleep.
One of the offshoots of inner contentment is that, through it, you can achieve a state of fulfillment; a state of "feeling good" or a more permanent happiness, a state not dependent on people or events, and one that has staying power.
Photo by Bruce Engle. On Mother's Day last year, I sat on my bed, awaiting the surprise gifts my children were so excited to share. My daughter ...
It's 7:30 a.m. and I've had my morning coffee already. I'm taking off my belt and emptying my pockets. It's that time again -- I'm getting my brain scanned.
Our brains weren't built to multitask. Our brains are designed to focus on one thing at a time, and bombarding them with information only slows them down.