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Aug 15, 2018

Stress is GOOD for you!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Did you know stress can actually be good for you?

On the market today, there are countless programs, supplements and oils that “reduce stress”. However, the most powerful weapon against the toxic effects of stress is our mind. When we learn to harness the power of our thinking, we can deal with and overcome whatever life throws our way!

Aug 08, 2018

Expectations change the structure of our brains!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

We have all heard the saying “be careful what you wish for”. Even though it usually has a negative connotation, that is sometimes you don’t really want to get what you wish for, it also shows how, on some level, we all recognize that our expectations can be powerful—for good or for bad.

Jul 31, 2018

How to Improve Your Memory

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Why do we remember some things and forget others things? Is there a way of improving memory? How do I learn? How can I be more effective in my business meetings, at work, and in life in general? Does my memory just get worse as I get older? Can I prevent this from happening?

These are just some of the questions I get asked often. Indeed, who doesn’t want to get smarter, improve their grades, or get recognition at work? Over the past thirty years, I have found that to answer these questions involves an incredibly important aspect of mental self-care which I called “beyond mindfulness”.

Jul 25, 2018

How to become more efficient and effective in school, work, and at life!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

When you truly understand how you think and how your mind works, you will learn how to maximize every minute of every day, and, as a result, become more efficient and effective at school, work, and life! You will learn how to make the best of any situation by knowing how to get yourself to focus, pay attention, and concentrate on the task at hand.

Jul 10, 2018

The Benefits of Alone Time

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In a world that is fast-paced, demanding, and stressful, in a society that demands quick fixes and easy solutions, it is difficult to take the time to just think. 

I mean, what is the point of just thinking? Well, learning to be alone with our thoughts is actually quite important, especially when it comes to our mental and physical wellbeing! Adopting a thinker mindset is actually an important key for achieving meaningful success in school, work, and life!

Jul 04, 2018

Want to be successful? Have an attitude of gratitude!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

We all know it is good to stop and smell the roses every once in a while—to pause and realize how much we have be grateful for. But did you know that gratitude is essential to success? If you can’t appreciate what you have to be thankful for right now, it is harder to achieve what you desire in the future.

Jun 27, 2018

5 Steps to Get Good Grades and Boost Memory

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

With a million and one different kinds of learning programs out there, and so much conflicting advice when it comes to getting good grades, it can be confusing to try figure out the best way to study. Perhaps you have failed so many times in the past you have given up trying to learn at all. Yet learning is an integral part of life, and something we can all discover how to do well.

Jun 20, 2018

Alzheimer's and the Dementias: Is Forgetfulness a Natural Part of Aging?

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

The other day I was talking to a friend, who was frustrated because she had forgotten to do something important for work. Her first comment was, “I must be getting old because I can’t remember everything!” Even though she was joking, it made me think how so many of us assume that old age means memory loss—almost as if losing our ability to think and remember is natural! This assumption is only exacerbated by the growing rates of dementias and Alzheimer’s among seniors. But is memory loss and cognitive impairment really just a symptom of "old age"?

Jun 13, 2018

Suicide: How to Help Yourself & Others Find Healing

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

We have a problem.

More and more people are choosing to take their own lives. More and more people see death as the solution to the difficulties they face.

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are high-profile suicide cases that devastated the world. Yet every 40 seconds someone commits suicide—every 40 secondssomeone’s world is devastated.

I say “we” have a problem because the rising rates of suicide are a judgement on our society.

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