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Oct 11, 2018

Why do We Struggle to Remember?

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Have you ever read a section in a book, turned the page and, well, forgot what you just read? Or studied hard for an exam and struggled to recall what you spent so much time learning? Why do people struggle to remember things? Is there a way we can improve our ability to recall important information?

Oct 03, 2018

You are not a victim of your biology!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Thirty years ago, I set out to answer a question that was considered at the time to be ridiculous: “can the mind change the brain?”

Sep 26, 2018

Slow Food-The Answer to The Current Health Crisis

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

So what is slow food? And how is it beneficial to you?

In a world that is fast-paced and driven by the clock, it is almost revolutionary to take the time to sit down for a meal with those you love most. It is even more revolutionary to take the time to produce and share good, real food that tells a story of many cultures, that nourishes the people and the earth, and that celebrates the best that humanity has to offer.

Sep 17, 2018

5 Myths About the Brain

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

With so many articles on how the brain works, and so many programs promising to boost brain function, it can be confusing to know just what to believe when it comes to thinking and learning. Because we are only just beginning to understand how the brain works, and the mind-brain connection, we need to be very careful when it comes to believing everything that we hear, especially since “neuromyths” have a way of sticking around long after science disproves them!

Aug 29, 2018

5 Foods I Can't Live Without!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

What Should We Eat?

The answer to this question should be simple, but in today’s world it rarely is. There is always someone new telling us they have the solution to everyone’s dietary habits, suggesting that if we don’t follow their advice we will surely drop dead.

Aug 22, 2018

Want to improve your health and increase intelligence? Have a Community Mindset!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Considering the polarized nature of society today, it is often difficult to know how to build community in our own neighborhoods.

Why is loving our neighbor important? Why should we care? Is community a necessary part of our mental and physical wellbeing?

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”.

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