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Is Your Head full of Plastic?

In the last few decades the concept of neuroplasticity has taken hold of the science community.  We agree now that our brains are malleable, waxing and waning in their structure and function, and ever changeable.   NOW we know it's…

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What a Difference a Verb can Make!

  • February 5, 2013
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I AM vs I FEEL Did you know that when the fight-or-flight center of the brain is engaged (the limbic system) saying things like I AM so angry keeps the blood flowing in that direction, feeding that center.   But when…

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We ARE Magicians

  • January 23, 2013
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What if you had superhero powers to sculpt reality as you wanted it to be? What if science began to admit such powers?   When scientists discovered our gifts of neuroplasticity late in the last century we officially entered the…

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It’s Written All Over Your Face!

  • November 20, 2012
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In 2001 neurologist Patrik Vuilleumeir found that a person's amygdala responds in threat mode to the appearance of fearful expressions of others EVEN IF that person is paying attention to something else.  The amygdalae's job is to signal our stress…

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How’s Your Hippocampus?

The hippocampus--and area of the brain instrumental, among other things, in learning and the consolidation of memory--becomes active in its ability to grow new neural pathways during the process of "learning".  Without a healthy hippocampus, we couldn't learn new things,…

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Physiological effects of Transcendental Meditation

  • September 21, 2012
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It seems like it should almost be common knowledge that meditation has direct and beneficial physiological effects and vast health benefits, yet there are still many who either don't know this, pretend it's not validated by science, or deny its…

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What’s Your Excuse?

  • September 18, 2012
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Recent research this century has shown that meditation is applicable to, and effective for, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, stress, emotional regulation, addictions, psychosis, neurogenesis, dimentia, memory recall, cognitive acuity, pain management, somatic symptom control, hormonal regulation, genetic functioning, sports performance,…

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