How Our Brain Works: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Inner World

Posted on 04/19/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthOur brains may be one of the last frontiers for explorers of human physiology. The past few years have seen remarkable breakthroughs in understanding how the brain works. New discoveries in the field of neuroscience are helping us understand how and what we perceive and feel, how we learn and store memories and how reasoning and decision making are processed. Here are four new insights: Concrete Thinking Treats Depression: Concrete thinking, or concreteness training (CNT), is a technique that replaces …

Mindfulness: A Caregiver’s New Year’s Goal

Posted on 01/1/2012 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingIt’s that time of year when we all stop to reflect on the past year and think about those pressure-filled “New Year’s Resolutions.” But you know what? I already have plenty of pressure when it comes to caregiving for both of my parents. So this year, as I began to make the usual laundry list of personal “resolutions” such as losing weight, exercising every day, eating more healthily, keeping up with paperwork, addressing a whole list of health issues my parents are facing, simplifying …