Food Matters: Find 4 Tips for A Happier Brain and Body

Please see the documentary film, Food Matters. Its message is something we are ignoring at great cost: Our food has the power to cure us or kill us. When Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.) laid the foundation for modern medicine, he knew the human body had the innate capacity...

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One Tip for a Happier Holiday

Holiday time is supposed to be a joyous time for all, right? WRONG. It just isn’t, if we’re keeping it real. There are many of us that find this time of year, as well as other holiday times, a hotbed of triggering experiences. The holidays are mixed with all kinds of...

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Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

Drawing from important current educational research, Paul Tough’s new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why, highlights the essentials for effective teaching today. With a growing number of students coming to school having experienced various levels of...

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The Easiest Way I Know How to Get Better Sleep

I was an insomniac for decades. I'd listen to others getting sleep in nearby rooms as I lay staring at the dark ceiling, talking and singing to myself, tossing and turning. I generally felt discomfort in my skin as I lay there growing more concerned that there was...

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Bad Moods are Adaptive: Here are 5 Reasons to Embrace Them

According to recent articles published in such reputable journals as Psychology & Health, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and Emotion: Feeling down makes us more likely to choose the safe bet. Low moods tip us toward thinking more analytically. Negative emotion...

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Be Cynical Sometimes! It’s Okay…Here’s Why

Scientific research validates yet another of my tendencies: I like to protect myself by preparing for the worst-case scenario. Unlike idealists, I imagine, I tend to expect that what can go wrong, will. I travel frequently, for example, and between the cab rides, the...

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An Excerpt from Why Students Underachieve

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Reggie Melrose's book, Why Students Underachieve. The book can be purchased here on her website and the multi CD audio version can be purchased here - Why Students Underachieve AUDIOBOOK Edition.  Educators are faced with new...

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