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Simplifying Brain Health, Globally

by Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD When people ask me why I created the non scripted TV show FIX IT IN FIVE with THE BRAIN BROAD, my answer is simple: I wanted to get around the mental health confidentiality restrictions that were preventing me from convincing people just how simple healing can be. It […]

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Nourish to Flourish: 7 Tips For Flourishing

By Deborah Olson, M.A. LPC Yes, eating a healthy diet packed with nutrients and vitamins is important for maintaining a healthy body. Yet, many of us neglect the vital ingredients needed to sustain our mental health. Simply put, we must nourish to flourish. In other words, feed your soul as well as your body. These […]

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Gone Too Soon: The Gift from My Grief

by Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. I remember grabbing my phone the first thing on Friday morning to check messages. There it was. The message that I was not prepared to read from one of my dear cousins who has been my role model and friend: “Our cousin, Jackie, passed away in her sleep last night.” It […]

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Ease Up On The Drugs… Retraining Your Brain Can Improve Your Mental Health

By Jeff Ball, Ph.D., Executive Director of PCH Treatment Centers More and more primary care physicians are prescribing anti-anxiety and depression medications, which is good news for the pharmaceutical companies but not always good for the patient. While medications are often prescribed to manage symptoms, they may fail to treat the true cause of the […]

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Aligning Your Internal Dialog With Your External Message

by Wendy Reese I had a mentor who used to tell me “fake it till you make it.” It didn’t really work. I mean sure, when you’re in a funk you can watch comedy until you feel better. Your intention, though, is to feel better. Maybe your intention is to be confident, courageous, and awesome, […]

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The State of Your Heart Health…. Map the Heart Health of Your State.

by Kac Young, Ph.D, ND, DCH The statistics for heart disease show improvement; and yet it is still the #1 killer in the USA. The staggering fact is that 90% of cardiovascular disease is preventable…so why the heck are we dying of it at such alarming rates? I teach heart health, and lecture about it […]

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Robin Williams: Suicide, the Media, and the Aftermath

by Dr. Tracy Bennett [Editor’s Note: Even though it has been many days since the news of Robin William’s passing came to our attention, this article by Dr. Tracy Bennett is timeless in its look at the act of suicide, and the impact felt across the country. She brings up some sobering thoughts about the […]

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How to Create a More Intentional Life

By Whitney Freya Are you living “intentionally” or by “accident”? This is the question at the root of the self-help industry, the science of Quantum Physics, and the current Spiritual Movement. This trifecta of human development is all coming to the same conclusion, that our world is what we make it. It is this essential […]

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How Your Child’s Brain Grows: Developmental Psychology Crash Course

By Dr. Tracy Bennett (Editor’s Note:  Dr. Bennett had previously shared with BrainSpeak information about babies and screen time, asking some good questions about how much is safe.  Now she delves further into how brains develop in our children to help us understand more about this important question.) This article offers a developmental psychology review/crash […]

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Avoiding Information Overload

by Scott Kraus Have you ever left your cell phone at home, only to feel a bit lighter throughout the day? It can be very liberating to not have something beep at you all day. And if you have a smartphone, suppressing that urge to check your notifications will free up a surprisingly large portion […]

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