Apr 26, 2018
Mirror Neurons: Why we feel each other's emotions.
We have all heard the verse love your neighbor as you love yourself. But is it possible to love someone like we love ourselves? Is it possible to truly care about what someone else is going through? How do we put ourselves in another person’s “shoes”?
When we study the nature of the mind and how it impacts the brain, we realize that humanity, and indeed the world, is entangled. We are designed to sympathise with one another, to reach out in love and to care about our neighbor. We all have mirror neurons, which enable us to experience what other people are going through—our brains literally act as a “mirror”.
Apr 18, 2018
The mind CAN change the brain!
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?" Back in the eighties many scientists believed that a damaged brain could not change. Healthcare and therapy professionals like myself were taught to help their patients compensate for brain disabilities and mental ill health; total recovery was, for the most part, out of the question.
I, however, decided to take a different approach to the mind-brain question.
Apr 09, 2018
2018 Conference: THINK, LEARN, SUCCEED!
How you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be. This conference is all about helping you understand how to use your mind to succeed in school, work, and life in general.
Mar 09, 2018
Sexual Crimes and the Mind
Yesterday was international women's day: a time to reflect on the roles women play in our lives, the power they have, and, unfortunately, the marginalization and abuse they face on a day-to-day basis. How can we make sure that our daughters grow up in a world where they are empowered, loved and safe? How do we prevent them growing up in a world where rape and sexual harrassment are commplace? Why do some people commit sexual harassment or abuse? What drives a human being to forget their humanity?
Mar 05, 2018
My Response to the Increase in Mass Violence and Shootings
Like everyone else, I was utterly devastated to hear of yet another shooting at a school in the U.S. 17 innocent children dead. On Valentine’s day. In a school—a place where children ought to be safe...
Feb 19, 2018
THINK & EAT YOURSELF SMART CHALLENGE!
Starting this March, thousands around the world are joining the THINK & EAT YOURSELF SMART Challenge, including my family and me! Every day for 63 days I will post updates on our journey on my social media accounts, AND we will release weekly podcasts on all things related to food, healthy eating, the mind-body connection and more!
Feb 12, 2018
Love, Relationships & the Mind
With divorce rates rising at an alarming rate, we have to ask ourselves what went wrong?
Feb 05, 2018
Dealing with Grief
Losing a loved one is hard, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, dealing with the loss of a spouse may be especially difficult. Below are tips I developed to help my patients deal with grief, which are based on my research on the mind-brain-spiritual connection and my clinical practice.
Jan 29, 2018
Social Media and The Mind
Today, most people can access vast amounts of information, yet few people know how to process this information and use it to be successful at school, work and life. We now have the world at our fingertips, yet, paradoxically, more and more of us live solitary, futile lives. Indeed, more and more of us, of all ages, prefer aimlessly scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, online shopping apps or random things on our smart phones or devices than just sitting and thinking. Although we are more connected, literally, we are more isolated than ever before. As a result, problems in schools, universities, corporations and institutions and people’s lives abound as we lose sight of the power that is in our minds.