How to Recapture the Mystery and Wonder of Small Moments

Life can get busy – chaotic even. And amidst the chaos, it can be easy to miss the small moments of wonder that are truly life-giving. Here’s a story from Rachel Remen, MD about a doctor who had his eyes opened in a powerful way. In fact, he says that experience freed him from the…

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Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury: Can Mindfulness Help?

It can happen in the blink of an eye . . . . . . a healthy person on the way to work is suddenly blindsided by another car, and the aftermath can impact not only the driver, but her family and friends as well. Months, maybe even years of surgery, physical therapy, care giving,…

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One Year Later, Remembering the Boston Marathon: An Inspiring Story of Strength and Passion

One year ago yesterday, we suffered a terrible tragedy, and it hit so close to home here in Connecticut. On April 15, 2013, three lives were lost and hundreds of lives were forever changed when two bombs went off near the finish line of the 177th Boston Marathon. But out of such a terrible tragedy…

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Expanding on Epigenetics: A Deeper Look at What Affects Our Genes

Can we influence our genes? If you joined us for this week’s webinar on epigenetics with Bruce Lipton, PhD, you might have a new perspective on how your experiences, brain, and biology all relate to gene expression. Now, this week’s focus on epigenetics related to brain science, but we have also covered it in our…

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Concentration and the Brain – Training Your Brain for Better Focus

Throughout a typical workday, we can generally expect to encounter one or more of the following: a frequently ringing phone, a plethora of emails and text messages, and at least a couple interruptions from (albeit well-meaning) friends and co-workers. Sometimes, it all adds up to make it feel like we’re living a lot of our…

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Mindfulness Strategies for Dealing with Distress

During moments of distress, people often default to a mode of reacting, rather than responding. And while that’s hardwired into our biological makeup, what if there was a way to counteract it? What if we could help people regain control of runaway emotions and maintain composure in a crisis? In the short video below, Marsha…

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