Mirror Neurons

There is a neurological reason behind the idea that you should surround yourself with people you want to emulate. Or if you want to improve something, like your health and well-being, you should consume health improving content, particularly videos. It's because we have specialized brain cells that help us to...

Hormesis and the Importance of Good Stress

Chronic, self-inflicted stress is bad. The kind of stress that occurs from negative thinking and is perpetuated over and over again from our minds wreaks havoc on our bodies and leads to sickness and disease. But not all stress is bad. In fact, we need some stress in our lives...

Neurogenesis: Growing New Brain Cells

Can we grow new brain cells as adults? The science community on this topic known as neurogenesis has been torn for years. But the majority of research seems to suggest that yes, it is possible for the human brain to generate new cells later in life.  For decades, scientists thought...

90 Seconds of Emotions

Do you ever have those days where someone does something to you or makes you mad or hurts your feelings and it seems to last all day? We’ve all been there. And it’s not fun. But it doesn’t have to affect us the way it does. See, biochemically speaking, there...

Conscious vs. Unconscious Brain Function

Are you in control? Ask yourself that question. Are you really in control of your life? Of your thoughts, your emotions, your actions. Do you feel like you are making conscious decisions in your life? Or could you be a little unconscious in your behaviors?  You may be running on...