Recovery from a Head Injury

Recovery from a Head Injury

My client is an accomplished author and public speaker.  One day, as she was walking along, she fell and hit her head on the concrete.   As a result, she felt a lot more fatigue and would need to nap regularly.  Her most troubling symptom was with her typing.   After the fall, she was constantly making spelling errors and adding extra spaces to just about every word. She was getting frustrated about all the errors she was making.

Would she be able to have a recovery from a head injury?

The doctors told her it would take 3 months to recover from her’s.  But she didn’t have the option of taking 3 months off of work.   Her income depended on her ability to be healthy.

What happened when we released barriers for a faster recovery?

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The Most Important Secret to Healthy Aging

The Most Important Secret to Healthy Aging

It is not how old you are but how you are old.

As a Neuroscientist and Epidemiologist I spent over a decade researching the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease. But after working with thousands of clients, I now realize that the one single and most important thing you need to prevent aging and cognitive decline isn’t about your habits, your education or your exposures. It is your willingness to release your negative beliefs about aging.

When I talk to the elderly about how Alzheimer’s is reversible, and how there are so many things you can do to keep your brain young, I regularly hear, “Oh…I’m too old for that”.  Do you notice the problem with this belief?  I do.  It indicates to me that the person is saying that they are no longer worth the effort. And that distresses me terribly because I know that this is precisely how they will become old, by giving up.

But what happens if you don’t believe you have to get old?

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Developing the Ability to Remember Names

Developing the Ability to Remember Names

I used to struggle to remember names.   I’d have to ask people to repeat their names often, and would often give up to avoid the shame of not remembering.  After releasing subconscious barriers that got in the way of my ability to remember names, I led a Meetup hike.  There were 10 new people present.   After introducing ourselves, I went around the circle

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How Air Pollution Destroys Our Brain and What to Do About It

How Air Pollution Destroys Our Brain and What to Do About It

We had been traveling around to the beautiful small towns of LiJiang and Dali in China, and then headed to Cheng Du.   My sister and her husband were living there at the time, and we planned to stay there for a few days to see it’s best features and prepare for our trip to Tibet.

I remember shortly after I arrived, I became unusually fatigued. I usually have plenty of energy, and am always eager to check out what each new place has to offer. But after arriving in Cheng Du, I didn’t want to do anything except stay in their apartment and sleep. But  Cheng Du is known for is it’s panda reserves, and it was the one thing that motivated me to get out of their apartment.

I remember as we arrived closer to the reserves, my energy

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Seven Reasons Why Travel is Good For Your Brain

Seven Reasons Why Travel is Good For Your Brain

Are you feeling too tied down by work to get away for that badly needed vacation?

It turns out, you are not alone. The average American only takes half of their vacation time, and we have less vacation time than any other developed country!

Many of us feel too guilty for taking time off. We don’t want to perceived as that employee that doesn’t take their work seriously.   We struggle to let go of our never ending to do list.

But taking time off is good for our brains.   So if you need a good excuse to take that vacation, you can tell your boss all the reasons why it will help you work smarter and harder:

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7 Fun Games to Exercise Your Brain

7 Fun Games to Exercise Your Brain

I love games, but I admit, I don’t love them them all. Give me a game that keeps me challenged, that is easy to learn, and I can do with others offline, and I’m usually happy.

So this is why I’m thrilled to share these awesome games that I learned about from Scott Lebhar, the manager at Marbles, the Brain Store in Seattle! Not only do they have a mission to find and distribute fun and easy-to-learn games, but they also help you develop 6 different critical skills!

What are they?

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