Meditation Can Reshape Your Brain

Meditation Can Reshape Your Brain

In this 8 minute TED Talk, Neuroscientist Sara Lazar shows MRI images from people who participated in an 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. In the study subjects who meditated, visible changes in the Hippocampus and Amygdala demonstrated the effects of meditation on areas of the brain that mediate fear…

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Neuroplasticity: We Can Change

Neuroplasticity: We Can Change

  To begin the process of positive change, it is empowering to know there is scientific proof of the brain's capability of responding to our new intentions, as well as  diminishing and deleting old negative patterns.        The crucial ingredient in this process is our conscious, presence and participation in the…

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Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes

Someone who has inspired and uplifted me for many years If you are seeking a way to articulate your deepest knowing check out the work of David Whyte Loaves and Fishes This is not the age of information. This is not the age of information. Forget the news, and the…

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Our Perceptions of Threat Determine Health

Our Perceptions of Threat Determine Health

This is an interesting discussion that gives you an understanding of how vital it is to be selective and discerning when you choose what you "feed" yourself every day. Fear-based thought directly impacts your vitality and health. Today the world is filled with many things that feel threatening, it is…

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Our Indigenous Ancestors Knew About Coherence

  The human heart communicates with the brain by sending signals that result in a specific type of response from the brain. The brain activates the release of powerful chemicals in response to the messages from the heart intelligence. These chemicals can create a "super immune" response, that can include…

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Are Your Organs Happy?

Are Your Organs Happy?

  When a viral flu or cold is spread around, do you always end up with bronchitis or pneumonia while others seem to recover in a few days? You might wonder why you seem to have a weakness in your respiratory system that makes you likely to develop a more…

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The Medicine of Music

The Medicine of Music

    Music has been known as a tool of therapy for thousands of years. Recent research, utilizing MRI and PET technology has identified the efficacy of music in stimulating the release of endorphins to counteract pain, reduce blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate. Music has also been shown…

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A Coherent Heart and Healing from Depression

A Coherent Heart and Healing from Depression

  The Institute of HeartMath, in their book "Transforming Depression" states that the brain is a pattern-matching system that scans for what is familiar. When a stressful situation occurs, the brain scans its memory banks for previous stressful experiences until it percieves a match. Then, it triggers the same emotional…

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