Lasting improvements in the physiology of the brain often take intense focus, discomfort, and high repetition. We have Dr. Michael Merzenich, the father of brain plasticity, to thank for teaching us this. Now, expanding research on meditation is showing how a little effort everyday can have a lasting impact. The Amygdala and Brain Plasticity Scientific [...]
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Ray Dalio, head of the world's largest hedge fund firm, explained his secret in a recent interview. “I just want to be clear. Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had, " he explained. That's a strong statement coming from a billionaire. Meditation Creativity, health, emotional control, [...]
But what hit me most, wasn't the long three-pointer that sealed the victory. It was a simple interview with CNN behind the basket. "What are you thinking right now? Can you believe what just happened?"
We had a great time this past weekend! An invitation from a great friend at a local radio station got us into the Minnesota Timberwolves game. And after the show we had front row seats for the Danny Gokey concert. You may remember Danny from American Idol Season 8. He finished third behind Kris Allen [...]
I can't speak from experience, but the experts agree the infatuation stage of a relationship looks a lot like doing crack, at least in the parts of the brain that affect how we feel. Our bodies release a hormone cocktail sure to make the head spin. Oxytocin and dopamine receive most of the credit for [...]
It's 2014! And of course, we're seeing the usual proliferation of new year's resolutions media ads. As annoying as it might be, I do appreciate the emphasis on goal-setting and the promotions some companies use to help people attain their goals. In my younger years, the rebel in me used to say, "I'm not going [...]
A new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds significant health benefits associated with consuming a Mediterranean diet. How significant? The women in the study who followed this nutrition plan in their 50s were 40% less likely to develop chronic diseases or face mental or physical problems in later decades. Mediterranean dietary [...]
Day 31 of 31-Day Series “Your Last Health Resolution” Your physical health isn't the most important thing in your life. As much passion as I have for fitness and wellness, they won't serve you well as your number one priority. But if they don't have any significant focus in your life, your other priorities [...]
Day 30 of 31-Day Series “Your Last Health Resolution” We've finally arrived at supplementation, the last Essential Element in the PRIMEpathway wellness protocol. My research on this topic knows no end. The amount of studies, testing, ingredient specifications, and upper daily limits can cause my head to swim. The dizzying amount of often confusing information [...]
Day 29 of 31-Day Series “Your Last Health Resolution” With three days remaining in my series, my wife and I needed to connect. She's in the midst of her own 31-day series on "Resurrected Dreams", as well as launching a new stationery line and children's clothing line. She's designing and sewing the line herself. [...]