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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 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.

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