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Raising Resilience- Happy Families and Thriving Children

I know, we just looked at Mindful Parenting in a Messy World by Michelle Gale.  Here’s another spot-on and timely resource to help caring but overbusy parents foster healthy development and downright goodness in their children (and in themselves!). In Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children, psychologist Chris Willard blends his own […]

Questioning Whatever They Tell You

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[Apropos of the emphasis on questioning in last Thursday’s post Sleep App on Your Phone? Maybe Not a Good Idea.  Part of being resourceful and resilient is challenging what “everybody knows” and asking good questions to look for deeper answers.] [Questioning] is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. – Daniel Boorstin It […]

Yoga is not about touching your toes

(A follow-on to last week’s Resources for Recovering Resilience article on Yoga and the Brain) Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down. – Jigar Gor * * * * * Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. […]

Good for the Heart, Good for the Brain

(In collecting these quotes about exercise, to resonate with last week’s post about Exercise Makes You Smarter, I was struck by how much this wisdom is ancient wisdom, neuroscience validating what people have known for centuries.) The truth is, that the craving for exercise is part of healthy human nature. – E. Warre, 1884 * * […]

Novelty, Curiosity, Experimentation, Learning

(In the spirit of last week’s post on “New and Novel Experiences Promote Brain Health,” these quotes honoring novelty, curiosity, experimentation, as pathways to learning.) I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. – Eleanor Roosevelt […]

The Secret Life of Sleep

Research focusing on the benefits to the body of exercise, sleep and good nutrition is expanding to the benefits of the same for the brain. It’s not rocket science; it’s neuroscience that’s generating the new data that can guide lifestyle choices that strengthen and protect the brain as we age and reduce the risk, even […]

Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

In preparing for a number of upcoming trainings (Sounds True Neuroscience Summit, May 15, 2016, details soon, and “Healing Attachment Trauma by Rewiring the Brain” August 25-September 2, 2016 in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia), I re-read Mathew Lieberman’s book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect and learned all over again the evolutionary […]

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