The new year brings us all the best of intentions and we tend to aim high. Exercise, weight loss, whatever your goals, they are likely lofty ones and can feel overwhelming. However, there are a few pretty simple steps you can take that will improve your mood all year. Cultivate gratitude. It may sound like new age bunk, but thinking about what you have and being grateful for i ...
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Another Year Older, Another Year Better
Once you hit middle age, growing older often has negative connotations. You hear phrases like, "Our best years are behind us" or "When I was in my prime..." enough to start to believing that this applies to you. Nip that thinking in the bud! Instead of complaining about all you've lost and lamenting over the loss of the "good old days, " focus on ways to improve your health rig ...
Don't Let Negativity Drain You
If you find yourself feeling drained and tired a lot, you probably think about your need to sleep more and eat well. While those things can certainly increase your energy, you may be surprised to learn about other things that may be taking your zip. Procrastination can be a major drain on your energy and mood. Who wants to go about their day worried about a task they need to g ...
Brain scans are sobering – an online tool to sobriety
In the January 13, 2016 edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Allie Shah of the Star Tribune (TNS) wrote about some new technology using brain SPECT scans that is sobering.
Multiple studies using brain scans show chronic heavy drinking causes shrinking of the brains frontal cortex – the home of higher order thinking skills. This is not so new in that Dr. Daniel Amen in his 2004 book, “Images of Human Behavior – A Brain SPECT Atlas shows the effects of not only alcohol on the brain but also heroin and marijuana along with such mental diagnoses of an obsessive brain or an anxious brain.