You've heard that meditation is great for reducing stress and improving concentration, but it's even more impressive to see what it can do for our health as we age. Multiple studies show that regular meditation can significantly improve attention, memory, verbal fluency and help prevent cognitive decline.
Stress is inevitable, but we have the power to take control of how we respond to life's stressors and manage them through
One way to promote healthy change is by engaging in regular brain-healthy habits. Using meditative processes to correct negative beliefs, bringing a sense of presence to your body and mind, and practicing mindfulness are all great examples of brain-healthy exercise.
In light of those things we cannot change, it makes sense that we would do everything in our power to choose habits that will serve to strengthen our ability to bounce back in difficult times.
Finally, I make a daily list. Since I live in Los Angeles I spend the majority of my time in the car driving from place to
Over the past year I've learned that stress is not only unnecessary, but that being happy and stress-free actually lends to a more successful career and personal life.
I was born in a very conservative county in Pennsylvania -- population of approximately 7,000 -- where I was raised by my
It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?
Whether it's related to an issue at work, a fight with a friend, or problems with family, everyone feels stressed sometimes
How can we stop worrying when part of us seems convinced that if we only do enough of it we'll stay healthy, safe, and successful for the rest of our lives? By recognizing that worry is a poor substitute for knowledge, intuition and inspiration.