Category Archives: Neuroscience

The Link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Health in Adulthood

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest public health studies to examine the relationship between exposure to trauma and neglect in childhood and health across the lifespan. The study began in the mid-1990’s as a collaboration between the … Continue reading

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Have You Lost Your ESSENCE?

Among the topics of discussion was a review of the neurological changes in the adolescent brain and the four extraordinary features that emerge as a result. Dr. Siegel believes these qualities are the ESSENCE of cultivating vitality and maintaining optimal brain health throughout the lifespan. Continue reading

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Holding Back

Do you care what other people think about you?  Does that ever cause you to hold back in different areas of your life?  Do you wish you could let loose and not worry so much about how others would react?  … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions you make in a given day?  Wonder why you sometimes end up making really poor decisions when you are shopping?  Wish you could make better decisions when you go out to … Continue reading

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Transitioning Young Kids

I recently had the experience of transitioning my youngest child to preschool and feel compelled to write about what I witnessed and learned during that process.  Now, mind you, my child is attending an excellent preschool, handpicked by her psychologist … Continue reading

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7 ± 2

Did you know that we can only hold 7±2 pieces of information in our short-term memory?  Yet, in our technology-driven world, we are bombarded with information from all over the place.  We’re also encouraged to “multitask” to be more efficient.  Everything I have … Continue reading

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What Does It Feel Like to Have a Stroke?

Most of us take our minds and bodies for granted.  So did Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (, a Harvard trained neuroanatomist…until she suddenly suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1996.  Listen to the fascinating story of how this brain scientist describes her … Continue reading

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