Tip of the Day

Use Your Focus Wisely

Use Your Focus Wisely You often toggle between focusing and letting your mind wander while completing daily tasks at work, home and even on your commute between the two. According to recent research, both focus and unfocus are vital. The brain operates optimally when it toggles between focus and unfocus, allowing you to develop resilience, enhance creativity, and make better […]

Use Your Morning Routine to Unlock Creative Ideas

The first 10-15 minutes of your day could unlock your creative thoughts. Research confirms the brain, specifically the prefrontal cortex, is most active and readily creative immediately following sleep. Your subconscious mind has been loosely mind-wandering while you slept, making contextual and temporal connections. First thing in the morning, when your creative brain is most […]

Nutrition, Stress and the Brain

Eating your daily dose of fruits and vegetables could help relieve some of your stress. Researchers from the University of Sydney found that moderate daily fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with lower rates of psychological stress. Source: News Medical

Meditation offers brain benefits

Meditation offers brain benefits Meditation can seem like quite the challenge — sitting alone in silence flooded by your own thoughts, yet not letting your thoughts distract from your breath. No need to overwhelm yourself with a mandatory 30 minutes of meditation to start. In fact, you can meditate in short, one-minute spurts and build […]

Dancing may benefit your brain

Dancing may benefit your brain Could country line dancing protect your brain from aging? A new study compared the neurological effects of country dancing with walking and other activities. Findings suggest that learning a social dance places demands on the mind and body that could make it unusually potent at slowing some of the seemingly inevitable signs of aging that occur inside […]

Give your brain permission to unwind

Give your brain permission to unwind Wrap up your day — Take five minutes to capture any loose ends on your to-do list and calendars. This can help reassure your brain that it does not need to keep scanning to remember these tasks.  Practice “going neutral” during the day — Set a reminder to cue yourself […]

Brain Injury and Recovery

Brain Injury and Recovery After experiencing a concussion or another brain injury, the brain must be allowed to recover in order to achieve the highest cognitive level and longest-lasting recovery. Recovery from a brain injury is a lifelong process and needs to be regularly monitored to make sure the impact stays in remission, similar to […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month One type of brain injury is Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. TBI occurs when an individual sustains an injury to the head and internal brain damage results. The damage may be restricted to a small specific area of the brain or may be more serious and involve more comprehensive […]

Brain Health Strategies for Each Life Stage

Brain Health Strategies for Each Life Stage If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you’d see that it’s constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in […]

Nature May Help You Sleep Better

Nature May Help You Sleep Better Having your eyes glued to various screens before bed (watching TV, surfing smart phones and tablets, etc.) could be interrupting your sleep patterns and causing restlessness. Researchers have uncovered more evidence to suggest that the solution to these sleeping woes could be as simple as spending more time outdoors […]