Brain, Nerves and Mental Health

Worry, and (Still) Be Happy?: How to Effectively Manage GAD

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Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.  – Robert Eliot If you’re a worrier, you might be thinking, “Easier said than done, Robert…” as your usual dose of stress hits. You start worrying about the what-if’s and potential life fiascos, whether you should get that one mole checked, or maybe ... Read More »

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

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  In the United States, it is estimated that about 400,000 people are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS damages the central nervous system (CNS) of the body, causing muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, vision problems, and pain, among other symptoms. These symptoms arise due to the immune system attacking a fatty substance in the body called myelin. Myelin coats the ... Read More »

Brain Injury Prevention

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, during which many organizations are trying to increase awareness about treatment and prevention of brain injuries! The most common brain injury is a concussion. In the United States, there are more than 3 million concussions occur each year. Concussions and other brain injuries can cause lasting cognitive impairments such as difficulty concentrating, personality changes, ... Read More »

This is Your Body on Meditation

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Well, it’s official. Meditation is no longer just for hippies. In fact, according to statistics, it’s quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry. CEOs have even hopped on the mindful train, enjoying countless benefits from building up resilience and boosting emotional intelligence to enhancing creativity, relationships, and laser-sharp focus. Did you know meditation can actually change the structure of ... Read More »

Seeking Better Emotional Space? Start with Your Physical Space.

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Happiness is a thing of many definitions… Eleanor Roosevelt believed it’s not a goal, but a byproduct of life; Nobel Prize winner and philosopher Albert Schweitzer claimed it’s nothing more than good health and a poor memory; Aristotle said it depends upon ourselves; while Jon Krakauer wrote an entire book that concludes happiness is only real when shared. Of course ... Read More »

Is Your Child Anorexic? Know the Signs

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When singer Karen Carpenter died of complications from anorexia nervosa in 1983, knowledge of the illness was not especially widespread. In a piece for People Magazine published nine months after Carpenter’s death, her brother, Richard Carpenter, recalled how Karen suddenly started losing weight in 1975: “It was right around that time that we heard about anorexia. I don’t recall how ... Read More »

Winter Blues Got You Down? Try These on for Size.

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It happens every year. As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, the jolly colors of green and red slowly fade to grey and your favorite cup of eggnog or glass of bubbly is now just a mug of lukewarm coffee taking up space on your desk. It’s no wonder we may even feel a slump in our ... Read More »

My New Years Resolution to Curb the Chaos

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As New Year’s resolutions go this might seem pretty benign.  However, I am convinced if I can reign in some of the chaos in my life I will be healthier in both mind and body.  Below is my New Years resolution to take back control of my life. Get to the front of the line.  Often in the course of ... Read More »