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New Beginnings and the Neuroscience Perspective

A Thought for You as We Start This New Year As we step into the new year, I've been reflecting on the concept of "new beginnings" from a neuroscientific standpoint, and I thought you might find it intriguing. Although every moment of our lives provides an opportunity...

NeuroHack: Rewire Your Habits, Transform Your Brain

Your FREE Guide: NeuroHack: Rewire Your Habits, Transform Your Brain Hey there! I'm Dr. Krissy, a Medical Neuroscientist and Professor. My passion is decoding the latest discoveries in brain science into simple terms to help you live your best, healthiest life. I'm...

Why are we always trying to make sense of things?

Meaning making is a crucial cognitive process that allows us to derive significance and purpose from our experiences. Our brain plays a vital role in this process by constantly analyzing, synthesizing, and connecting information from our environment, memories, and...

Why should I prioritize rest?

Rest is essential for brain health. When we take time to rest and recharge, our brains have a chance to repair and regenerate, leading to better cognitive function and mental well-being. During rest, our brains continue to work in important ways. For example, the...

How does frustration affect my brain?

Frustration is a common human emotion that can arise when we encounter obstacles or challenges in our daily lives. This emotion can be triggered by various situations, such as a difficult task, an uncooperative person, or a perceived injustice. When we experience...

Stressed? Don’t Isolate… Connect!

Here is the reality - we need to do life WITH the people we love and the ones who love us.  In stressful situations our brain responds to social support. Stressful situations strongly activate a system within our body called the HPA axis or the...

Burned Out? …your brain feels it

Helping others is good but you can’t help if you have nothing to give. In a world that values being busy and available, sometimes at the cost of your own happiness, I am here to tell you, it is not good for your brain or your health.  Burnout can physically change the...