Resilience: How to Build It, Maintain It, and Restore It

Resilience: How to Build It, Maintain It, and Restore It

  Important findings in recent years have deepened our understanding of resilience—the ability to recover quickly from difficult situations—and how important it is for human health. One of the leading organizations in this research is the Institute of HeartMath (IHM). Devotees of Rewire Me are well acquainted with IHM. Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., its Director of Research, has been with IHM…

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4 Ways to Fight Fatigue

4 Ways to Fight Fatigue

  In an ideal world, we would all get eight hours of sleep every night, and wake up with enough energy for that 6 a.m. spin class before work. But when you’re struggling to balance the responsibilities of everyday life, cutting back on sleep can seem like the only solution. Many of us rely on coffee or energy drinks to…

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7 Ways to Help Kids Unplug from Technology

7 Ways to Help Kids Unplug from Technology

My childhood unfolded in the last few years BC (Before Computers). However, my own children and my students have lived their entire lives with bleeps and buzzes and signals from multiple channels of information. Parents and teachers alike worry about the impact that constant multitasking is having on children’s developing brains. Kids—digital natives—swim comfortably in the floods of information and…

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Meditation in Motion

Meditation in Motion

Most people probably envision meditation as something done while sitting motionless and in silence. But meditation doesn’t have to be a retreat. You can meditate while walking, doing chores, even during vigorous exercise like running, swimming, or any other athletic pursuit. Meditation Can Help Change the “No Pain, No Gain” Equation Thinking too much while exercising—especially during workouts requiring a…

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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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