Supporting Your Stressed Out Teenager

parenting teenagers Sep 23, 2020

Teenagers are back facing the stresses of school - new demands on their time, homework deadlines, and new challenges in the uncertain world that we now live in. Compared to adults, teenagers have less protection against stress because their brain...

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Brain Foods That Boost Your Memory and Mood

Uncategorized Sep 16, 2020

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard that saying, but it’s truer than you might think. The food we eat doesn’t just impact our bodies, it also has a profound effect on our brain function and mental well-being....

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Replace Your Addictive Behaviours With Healthier Habits

What are your vices or bad habits? Maybe it’s an addiction or something you enjoy doing, but is totally unproductive. Or something you feel like you want to give up to continue to grow, but are finding it hard to stop. I discuss a...

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Back-To-School Tips for Parents of Teenagers

parenting teenagers Aug 31, 2020

Children and teenagers have been out of school longer for than ever before and returning to an environment that looks very different. The imminent return to school will bring with it excitement and purpose. Some children and teenagers will be...

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Dreaming Is Therapy For Your Brain

We all speculate about the meaning of our dreams. Are dreams simply replaying the experience of our waking lives? Or do they have a deeper meaning? I discuss the latest sleep science which has shown that dreaming puts your brain through therapy...

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How Exercise Improves Your Mental Well-Being

 

Why is movement so important for our mental wellbeing? I discuss three ways in which exercise can boost your brain function and mental well-being and finish up with some strategies to help you move. Aerobic exercise promotes the growth of...

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Brain and Mental Disorders

Brain and mental disorders afflict 1 in 4 people worldwide. That is 25% of the world population.  When your brain is damaged, it can affect many different things, including your memory, your sensation, and even your personality. Brain...

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Why Your Brain Is Unique

 

Your brain can change itself. That statement in itself is kind of amazing. How many machines or devices or computers or phones that exist that you know of can change themself? Well, the answer is none. There are no computers or machines...

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An introduction to how the brain works

Let’s start by introducing the general layout of the human brain.  This layout is present from birth and is consistent in all animals from very primitive species all the way up to humans.

At the bottom an adult human brain,  we...

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Brain Hacks for Bad Habits

It’s a familiar story to many of us. It’s the start of a New Year and we promise to do Dry January, sign up for a new gym membership and commit to losing 10 pounds so we can fit into that new outfit. However, many of us find this sort...

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