Are Your Smart Devices Causing You a Pain In the Neck?

In little more than a decade, we have become high-tech beings, but evolution doesn’t happen that fast. Therefore, most of us get thrown off balance, physiologically compromised by a virtual lifestyle that leaves the body behind. The more cell phones, electronic tablets, virtual games and computers that we use, the more we build stress in our bodies. We move less and stare at screens more. And our posture suffers.

Poor posture contributes to stress, and stress contributes to poor posture

A human’s ...

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Is Too Much Juggling Causing You Brain Drain?

I am writing this as much for myself as you, to remember to give my brain time outs from multi-tasking and smart gadgets.

Between the pressure to get more things in a day done then we are sometimes capable of and the easy access to smart tools, we switch our brain frantically between tasks which causes an overload of the brain’s processing capacity and we burn out.

Professor Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology scanned volunteers’ heads ...

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Change Your Movement, Change Your Brain

Being aware of how you move your body can help you think more clearly and turn up the dial on your brainpower.Research shows that the brain can take cues from body movements to understand and solve complex problems.

In 2009, University of Illinois psychology professor Alejandro Lleras, along with Laura Thomas of Vanderbilt University, conducted a study on problem solving and body movement. They set out to test if a person’s ability to solve a complex problem could be influenced by ...

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Free Yourself

The heart knows what the mind sometimes can’t grasp.It’s been there from day one.When stress overwhelms us with strong emotions we often stuff it away in our heart, but the negative thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that we detached from mentally don’t just go away. Every one of our experiences is literally etched in our heart and imprinted in our consciousness. Holding back our emotions and expressions and enlisting our bodies to hold them for us may have been the necessary ...

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Conscious and Unconscious Regression

In a psychological context going back to early or past behavior is termed regression.  Originally Sigmund Freud classified regression as adefense mechanism for coping with stress; where one reverts to earlier, more childlike patterns of behavior to cope.

Since regression is a common phenomenon that occurs most often under stress, we all do it constantly, yet most of it is unconscious. When an executive feels stuck on a problem they regress to infant behavior sucking and chewing their pen down to ...

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