Are you home alone during the coronavirus pandemic? Or are you suddenly caring for children while trying to work from home? Do you feel isolated or vulnerable during this crisis? It’s no secret that loneliness, anxiety and fear in this era are every bit as great a threat as the… Read more »
It’s best to offload those sinking moods or debilitating worries before any mental or hopeful fix suddenly feels beyond our reach. Has it happened to you? The fact is, our brains take on a dangerous stress chemical, called cortisol, much like a badly listing sailboat takes on water. The lower… Read more »
What stands between you this holiday season, and a dream you hold? Holidays may hold fun flights for some, but for others, celebrations tend to dim dreams and give grief. Luckily there are a few flights we can all access, regardless where we stand now, or in spite of challenges… Read more »
Has stress robbed you of fun you could have with your children, colleagues, friends or partner? If so you may have slipped into increasing stress problems spoken of at centers for disease control and prevention which reports a shocking number of people who fall into frequent stress fiascos. Few disagree… Read more »
Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress and without adult models, our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social strategies and emotional boosts that toss cheer and hope back into our day! But how? What can we do, in a climate of… Read more »
Why suffer burned out brains – when a few tools can help you to burn strong while you await summer fun or other cool breaks? Here are a few tips to leapfrog your brain from burning out to burning strong! Yes, even on a busy day or just before a… Read more »
While we now know that students retain less from lectures, we question how to cultivate brain based cultures that trigger observable and impressive growth. Good news! It’s actually easier than most realize – to get older students active and growing in any class! Enter six little namungos with big brainy… Read more »
Spring sends a refreshing new lilt into some students’ steps. Daylight stretches into late evening, outdoor events replace closed-in classes, and young friendships tend to blossom into new life for many students. Have you seen it? Why then, does winter’s melt into spring shoot text anxiety to cripple many other… Read more »
What do you do to sleep well enough for good moods to follow you at work the next day? Use any tools that rock brain waves to sleep?
Trey Pennington is gone, and will be sadly missed by an entire world. But is your brain headed toward depression today?
One three-pound brain, consistency of raw egg, continually rewires for or against stress and depression on a daily basis. But did you know your brain can fight back? Medicines increasingly improve in ways that raise serotonin’s well being and reduce cortisol’s toxic attacks. The key is to become aware of depressions stalking persistence. Rather than lose hope – reach out to trusted others who crack you up or who may be stronger at the moment you slip into mental toxins that work against your brain’s strengths.