Learning Through Play: 101 Ways To Keep Young Minds Occupied At Home

March 31st, 2020 - By jen in Uncategorized

Parents, right off the bat, let me say that there is no right way to be feeling about the current situation. Relief, anxiety, excitement, dread are all normal. We’re all figuring this out as we go along and doing the best we can. Virtual high-five! This is not a homeschooling post per se. This is about the importance of play as learning, and letting our kids … Continue reading

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

The benefits of mindful parenting

January 23rd, 2020 - By jen in Uncategorized

In practice, mindful parenting can take many forms: paying more attention to your child; being aware of your own feelings during times of conflict; and considering things from your child’s perspective, even if it’s different than yours. The bigger mindful parenting picture, though, is about savoring moments with your children — often the mundane daily tasks that you might typically rush through. Read full article: … Continue reading

New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

January 16th, 2020 - By jen in Uncategorized

If you live with or work with someone who suffers from migraine, there’s something very important you should know: A migraine is not “just a headache,” as many seem to think. Nor is it something most sufferers can simply ignore. And if you are a migraine sufferer, there’s something potentially life-changing that you should know: There are now a number of medications available that can either prevent … Continue reading

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? 

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

November 25th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing ability to focus. That’s good to know. But if you’re a chronic multitasker who finds it hard to focus, is there any hope of getting your attention span back? Read full article: getpocket.com, … Continue reading

Time passes faster for meditators, leaves them unable to accurately judge time

November 21st, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

A recent study asked people to estimate short and long intervals of time after completing a mindfulness meditation exercise. The results showed that all the participants reported that time seemed to pass more quickly than it did in reality. Neuroscience research shows that meditation can help reduce anxiety and increase happiness. Read full article: Bigthink.com, “Time passes faster for meditators, leaves them unable to accurately … Continue reading

Screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

November 6th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of television, tablets and smartphones on these critical years of rapid brain development. Read full article: Fox2now.com, “Screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers”

The Importance of Doing Nothing: Art of Relaxation

August 5th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

A visit to Italy will soon have you embracing the concept of dolce far niente or “sweetness of doing nothing.” It does not mean being lazy; instead, it’s the idea of finding pleasure in idleness or relaxation. It is the ability to savor an experience, relishing the feeling of wholeness as it fills what is empty. This is a different sort of doing nothing, much more than … Continue reading