I’m sure you don’t need convincing that chronic stress is bad for your brain, and that if you are stressed out you need to relax. But that’s easier said than done! One of the most widely heralded stress reduction techniques is mindfulness meditation. But many people find it difficult, if not impossible, to quiet their […] Read more »
Stress Management and Your Brain
Stress is a pervasive condition that is an extremely powerful and underappreciated factor in brain health and fitness.
In these articles, you'll discover how stress negatively impacts your brain and how you can counteract it. Learning how to manage stress constructively is a necessary skill for good brain function.
Life happens! Everyone has stressors in their life, but not everyone reacts to them in the same way. If you feel like you are continually stressed out, you need to understand how stress affects the brain. When facing chronic stress, your brain undergoes biochemical and structural changes even down to the level of your DNA! […] Read more »
Biofeedback is a technique that can help you gain control of your body and your health. It lets you alter bodily functions such as heart rate and brain activity that you normally don’t control. Experiencing biofeedback used to mean working with a therapist, but with the latest technology, you can now do-it-yourself at home … […] Read more »
This week I was a guest on Encore Living Radio, a Blog Talk Radio program for creating the best possible second half of life. The other guest was Larry Berkelhammer, PhD from the Center of Attitudinal Healing. Larry, who has dealt with his own chronic health challenges, shared how he helps others who experience chronic illness […] Read more »
I recently saw a bumper sticker that said “Don’t Believe Everything You Think” and it got me thinking … about thinking. The average person has around 50,000 thoughts per day and in most people they are predominantly negative. (1) Your thoughts are more than fleeting moments created by your brain. In many ways, your thoughts are your […] Read more »
Stress is hard on you and your brain. Chronic stress can lead to depression, anxiety, poor decision-making, sleeplessness, and impaired memory. It can literally cause your brain to shrink! But now it looks like the damage done by stress is even more serious than most people realize. Stress actually leads to premature aging on a […] Read more »
Brainwave entrainment uses sound technology to achieve a desired state of mind. It produces an effect similar to meditation but is different in one significant way. It’s fast. If you are looking for a way to improve concentration, reduce stress, and increase creativity, it doesn’t get any easier than using entrainment technology. While it is […] Read more »
You may have heard about binaural beats and wondered what they are and what they can do for your brain. You may have heard them referred to in connection with brainwave entrainment or sound technology programs and questioned how they are related. In a nutshell, our brain cells communicate with each other with minute electrical […] Read more »
Here’s some hard-earned advice from a woman who’s had a lot of experience dealing with the holiday season. This is good advice to keep down the stress that just about everybody feels at this time of year, and learn how to enjoy this time. Read more. We hear this kind of advice from everywhere throughout […] Read more »
If my desk is messy, I can’t concentrate. If the lunch dishes aren’t put in the dishwasher, I can’t even think about making dinner! You may not have this problem to the degree that I do, but no one is totally immune to this phenomena. Science has proven that being surrounded by clutter interferes with […] Read more »