Mindfulness during the coronavirus: Harvard professor’s tips to help lower anxiety

March 15th, 2020 - By jen in Anxiety, Uncategorized

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, continues to disrupt life as we know it.  As the World Health Organization officially declared the virus a “pandemic,” cities across the country are implementing preventative measures, like “social distancing,” to try to mitigate the number of cases. To combat the scary news and anxiety around it, meditation and mindfulness can be your best friends. Read full article: ABC Action News, “Mindfulness during … Continue reading

Three Ways to Change Your Parenting in the Teenage Years

February 14th, 2020 - By jen in Teens

Though teenagers can be hard to parent, the good news is that parenting teenagers is in many ways a hell of a lot easier than raising little kids. For this to be the case, however, our parenting needs to shift. Here are the three big shifts that parents of teenagers need to make to survive their kids’ adolescence. Read full article: Greater Good Magazine, “Three Ways to … Continue reading

The Science Is Extremely Clear: You Need to Prioritize Sleep

December 9th, 2019 - By jen in Sleep

The more scientists learn about the slumbering brain, the more they realize how vital sleep actually is. Now some researchers hope to develop it into a form of medicine. Read full article: Wired.com, “The Science Is Extremely Clear: You Need to Prioritize Sleep”

Controlling attention with brain waves

December 5th, 2019 - By jen in Neurofeedback News

Having trouble paying attention? MIT neuroscientists may have a solution for you: Turn down your alpha brain waves. In a new study, the researchers found that people can enhance their attention by controlling their own alpha brain waves based on neurofeedback they receive as they perform a particular task. Read full article: Medicalxpress.com, “Controlling attention with brain waves.”

Can We Choose to Fall Out of Love?

December 3rd, 2019 - By jen in Neurofeedback News, Uncategorized

The singer and rapper Dessa had been writing songs about heartbreak for years, as she waded through a volatile relationship and a protracted breakup. One night, inspired by a TED talk, she decided to see if studying her brain could help her fall out of love. Watch full TED talk by DESSA, Can We Choose to Fall Out of Love? 

Comparison of serum B12, folate and homocysteine concentrations in children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls.

November 4th, 2019 - By jen in Autism Spectrum, Information on ADD/ADHD

OBJECTIVE:  We aimed to investigate the serum concentrations of vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and healthy controls. Read full article: PubMed.gov, “Comparison of serum B12, folate and homocysteine concentrations in children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls.”  

The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving

October 1st, 2019 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

Grandmasters in competition are subjected to a constant torrent of mental stress. That stress, in turn, causes their heart rates to increase, which, in turn, forces their bodies to produce more energy to, in turn, produce more oxygen…Stress also leads to altered — and disturbed — sleep patterns, which in turn cause more fatigue — and can lead to more weight loss. Read full article: … Continue reading

Are Your Children Sleep-Deprived?

September 3rd, 2019 - By jen in Sleep

It’s about that time: the start of the school year. Bleary-eyed kids everywhere are dragged from bed, thrown into clothing, handed an energy bar and glass of juice, and shuttled off to spend hours sitting at a desk. They come home, do hours of homework, squeeze in some screen time, squeeze some vaguely edible goo into their mouths, update their Facebook status, post a few … Continue reading