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Nov 14, 2018

How to Build Mental Toughness

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Although many of us spend so much time focusing on our physical health, whether it is going to the gym, to a Pilates class or for a morning jog, we often forget to spend time working on our mental “fitness”. Yet the mind is the source of all our thoughts, words and actions; when our thinking is unhealthy, our lives will be unhealthy—even if we go to the gym seven times a week!

Nov 07, 2018

Let's Talk About Politics

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Let’s talk politics. Now, before you shut down your computer and switch off your smartphone, hear me out: I don’t want to discuss my political views per se. But I do want to discuss political views, or views of any kind.

Oct 31, 2018

What is Meaningful Success?

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In a society dominated by how many likes you get on Instagram, how many zeros are on your paycheck, where you live, what designer you wear, how many trips to Europe you go on and what car you drive, it is sometimes hard to know what signifies success. Is it going to an Ivy League college? Or living in Beverly Hills? Or becoming a social media influencer? Or is it none of those things?

Oct 24, 2018

How to Avoid Burnout at the Office

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In a word dominated by the 24-hour clock, it is hard to avoid exhaustion at work. There are always a thousand things to do, a thousand tasks to complete and a thousand meetings to attend. It is difficult to learn to say no, and rest often seems more like a dream than a reality. Even if we do actually enjoy doing what we do, it is hard to be excited about getting out of bed in the morning if we do not feel able to handle the stress that the average workday entails.

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.

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