Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Back in the 1960s Dr. Paul D. Maclean devised the Triune Brain model as a way to explain the brain’s evolution while reconciling rational human behavior with more primal and violent outbursts. The Triune Model suggests three parts to the brain: Reptilian (posterior, brain stem): the source of instincts Paleommamalian (mid-brain): the source of emotions Neomammalian (cortex): the source of…

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7 Plant Botanicals For Radiant Beautiful Skin

7 Plant Botanicals For Radiant Beautiful Skin

Science has proven that chemicals in skincare penetrate the skin and can affect us the same way as if they were ingested. With an increase in skin awareness that is all changing, thank goodness! Go to any beauty counter, and you’ll see dozens of skincare products featuring plant-based or botanical extracts. Most of them work to heal, moisturize, cleanse, and…

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Using Edible Essential Oils

Using Edible Essential Oils

How these products can enhance your food and health Essential oils are not just for aromatherapy. Some are edible – good for your taste buds and your health. But edible oils do require know-how before you begin to use them, so you can safely reap the benefits. Essential versus fragrance oils Essential oils are made from natural compounds of plants,…

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5 Ways To Use Activated Charcoal

5 Ways To Use Activated Charcoal

Good for everything from teeth whitening to curing stomach aches Activated charcoal is an ancient healing cure for all kinds of health issues. Now it’s a hot new health and beauty trend for your skin, stomach problems, detoxing and teeth whitening. What is activated charcoal? Activated charcoal is made from carbon sources such as bamboo, coconut husk, willow peat, wood,…

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Depression: The Key to Weight Loss?

Depression: The Key to Weight Loss?

Years ago in our family hedge fund business, we hired an assistant named Anne who was a terrific asset to the team and lots of fun to work with. We had a good time churning out projects. She was also very pretty (with gorgeous hair, electric blue eyes, and creamy skin) and maybe 50 pounds overweight. Anne wasn’t happy with…

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Healing Old Patterns And Enhancing Vitality With Body Mindfulness

Healing Old Patterns And Enhancing Vitality With Body Mindfulness

Body mindfulness involves focusing intentionally in the moment with the addition of body awareness to anchor and enhance the benefits for brain and body. Benefits include rewiring the brain towards more optimal functioning, increasing access to feel-good hormones towards building emotional strength and potentially shifting or healing age-old emotional patterns. The following are two personal body mindfulness practices that I…

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