Lighten Up Your Mood: A Look At BDNF To Protect Your Brain

Are you thinking or even worried about how your brain is going to be aging over the next few years? Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in protecting the brain from neurodegenerative disease.

Does Water Affect Your Mood? A Look At Hydration.

Although it is well known that water is essential for human survival, it’s only within the last decade that we have begun to understand its role in the maintenance of brain function.  When we get dehydrated, our brain actually shrinks.

Does Fasting Improve Vitality?

A lot has been said about fasting. A lot of it as good for you as junk food. But the overall principle is the same in all of them: the body needs time to rest from the daily activity of digestion.

Feed Your Whole Being

We live in a nation with absolute abundance yet we suffer from diseases of depletion.  We spend billions of dollars on diet in the US with billions of dollars spent annually on soft drinks, fitness clubs, diet foods and commercial weight loss programs.

Dodge the Magic Bullet

Time and time again we are promised the quick and easy approach to diet, aging, rejuvenation by way of just one pill or potion. But, we find ourselves still searching for the cure to feel better.

Is Fasting Healthy?

A lot has been written about fasting. A lot of it as good for you as junk food. But the overall principal is the same in all of them: the body needs time to rest from the daily activity of digestion.

Build Your Foundation for Vitality

We live in a nation with absolute abundance; yet we suffer from diseases of depletion.  We spend billions of dollars trying to stay healthy and happy; but somehow we are falling short.  What is causing this reality?  

Preventing Burnout

Everyone understands the stress of being alive in today’s current climate. Everyone knows that stress leads to burnout. Many of you have friends or colleagues that have or are experiencing this. Perhaps you, yourself , are suffering burnout as well.

Neuroscience of Focus: A look at how the Brain Focuses

What exactly is does it mean to focus? How does our brain work when we are distracted VS focused?

Train Your Focus, Rewire Your Brain

We have all heard the expression “practice makes perfect” throughout life starting in childhood. Then in 1993 Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, l went on to popularize the concept that a person becomes an expert with just “10,000 hours” of focused practice. This has been debated and proven incorrect on many levels. What we do know […]

Mindfulness Works Best with Focus

Training the mind to focus requires skill and precision, the same ingredients needed for conducting a scientific expert. What we focus on is reflected in our mind field which leaves an impression on our brain. The great news is that we can train our mind to focus and create new brain pathways to support how […]

Is Mindfulness Enough?

Over the past decade our media channels have been flooded with articles in the management and the literature proclaiming the marvels of mindfulness. This movement presents mindfulness as the panacea for all ills ranging from individual unhappiness to lack of work productivity. And if so, can its claims be justified?

Conscious Leadership

Everyone aspires to be great and possess the freedom and fulfillment that life has to offer. But few take the path of looking inward and recognizing that the fundamentals of leadership lie in “well being”.

Create A Personal Practice for Healing

The deepest desire that you possess is to be happy.  Everyone wants to feel good so that they can enjoy what life has to offer.  Where does one begin to design a life that promotes and supports this concept?  

Vitamin D: The Happy Hormone

Can the sun make you happier?  Did you know that Vitamin D is responsible for activating more  than 900 genes and helps fight preventing cancer, inflammation and cognitive issues like Dementia and Alzheimers?

Do You Have the Guts to Be Happy

Did you ever wonder why so much of how we feel  registers in our stomach?  Terms like butterflies in our stomach, or a gut feeling, or gut wrenching experiences are all tell tale signs of how our gut has feelings too.   Today, what yoga science has known for thousands of years becomes recognized by modern […]

Ignite your Healing

In this episode, Susan Taylor discusses the dynamics of health and disease. Is your healing force going south when you are intending to be heading North? Do you have a bout of distraction leading your healing force astray? Listen in to hear the solution for getting your healing force back online.

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