Yoga May Be Good for the Brain By Gretchen Reynolds June 1, 2016 5:31 am A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems. Most of us past the age of
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What working in a nursing home taught me about life, death, and America’s_cultural values. Read Full Story Click here …
How silence actually affects our brain What if the time we spent in silence with no other noise or stimulus could actually improve our memory and brain function? That’s what scientists are discovering in new studies that show when mice were exposed to two hours of silence a day, that cells the hippocampus actually grew.
Courageous Confessions The first time I saw and heard Dr. Matthew Fox I admired his courage first and foremost. He was on a book tour about The Pope’s War, speaking to a small crowd in a local bookstore in Asheville, NC. I was only vaguely familiar with his writings then but immediately felt the powerful
Everyday heroes have “courageous conversations” On October 5th I heard a rousing, riveting speech at the University of Akron by the famous social psychologist, Dr. Phil Zimbardo, who is best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison experiment in which ordinary college students morphed into monstrous, abusive prison guards in a role play situation that rapidly