What Neuroscience Tells Us About Personal Change

What Neuroscience Tells Us About Personal Change

What if you could retrain your brain to create lasting change? With the New Year rapidly approaching, so many of us are asking ourselves what habits we need to break, what goals we want to achieve, and how we can create balance in our lives. In Greg Voisen’s interview with my friend Dr. Joe Dispenza, bestselling author of You Are the Placebo,…

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The Neuroscience of Well-Being, Mindfulness & Love

The Neuroscience of Well-Being, Mindfulness & Love

I recently attended Omega NYC’s “The Neuroscience of Well-Being, Mindfulness & Love” workshop at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. It was led by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.—two people I’d wanted to hear in person for years. Kornfield’s Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, which he wrote with Joseph Goldstein, was one of the first books about…

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The Two Sides of Oxytocin

The Two Sides of Oxytocin

Imagine you’re a kind, submissive sort of mouse. Feel your whiskers sense the temperature and surfaces of your environment. Swish your body-length tail around. Test out the strength of your legs. Now, imagine you’re dropped into a cage with aggressive mice, and despite your amazing ability to jump 18 inches, you experience what scientists call a “social defeat.” This would…

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Rewiring Our Expectations For the New Year

Rewiring Our Expectations For the New Year

Stay open to a future of possibilities Do you ever get excited for a big trip, an event or holiday, only to find out that the reality didn’t quite meet your expectations? Perhaps something over the holidays triggered that feeling, and you’re stumbling to jump start the year with a positive outlook. “Expectation is the root of all heartache,” Shakespeare…

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Art Therapy For The Heart

Art Therapy For The Heart

Incorporating art into your life benefits the heart and mind Art enjoys a long history as a therapeutic tool for your heart and mind. Painting, writing, music, theatre, dancing – there are many ways to express yourself with positive health benefits. It’s easy to get bogged down in your busy schedule and ignore this kind of self-care. But time to…

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