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The Key to Improving Mental Health

The key to lasting improvement in mental health and well-being, based upon scientific research and personal experience, is all about improving our brain. Specifically, the logical portion, the part responsible for planning and action, self-control, and decision making. And that is the prefrontal cortex. It's all about using greater logic...

Hope

There are many definitions for the word hope. But hope is essentially a belief or a desire that something can or will happen. Hope is a belief that is similar to the belief in a growth mindset. That's the belief that it is possible to change and improve. Hope and...

Dopamine Pathway

Our brains govern everything in our lives. Our wants and desires, our fears, our behaviors. And the fundamental “wiring” essentially is the same as it was thousands of years ago. For survival purposes, we’ve been wired to avoid pain (stay safe and alive), and seek out pleasure (shelter, food, sex)....

Resilience

In her outstanding book “Good Anxiety", Dr. Wendy Suzuki talks extensively about resilience. She describes its importance for well-being, it’s relationship to stress, and how to build more of it. Resilience is essentially one’s ability to bounce back from hardship, from stress or trauma. It’s like the yin to stress...