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What Is the Connection Between Sugar, Insulin and Dementia?

Dementia is a subject that has become of more interest to many of us these days, as we see the devastation caused to our loved ones or in other families close to us.  As reported by the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans that are living with Alzheimer’s is growing and only 33% of those […]

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Traveling the Road to Better Decisions

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by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew Many people are not aware that one of my friends is incarcerated.  I remember when I first met her nearly 15 years ago.  She had a beautiful face with a pretty smile.  She was a great mother but her experiences were not the easiest.  Her relationships with men were difficult and […]

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Seven Ways Women Can Transform Through Writing

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by Diana Raab, Ph.D. March is Women’s History month and writing is one way to preserve our legacy for future generations. Whether we write in journals, poetry, memoir or fiction, writing can be considered a gift to the future in addition to transforming ourselves in the present. Female writers such as Anais Nin, Virginia Woolf, […]

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We Are The Change That We Seek

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew Previously we looked at the three stages of change, at what makes up personal transformation. I used the work of author Jack Meizrow (2000) to break the process into three components: A disorienting dilemma Critical Reflection Perception Transformation Personal Experience with Disorienting Dilemmas I’ve had my own disorienting dilemmas. I grew […]

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How Does Personal Transformation Occur?

by Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew After a long hard week of preparing for Greater Dallas Movement Day, (an event that has over 1000 in attendance that I have been fortunate to serve as emcee for the past two years) I spent some time taking it easy. I’m not much of a movie watcher but I wanted […]

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More on Using Supplements for Attention Issues (including ADD)

by Dr. Arielle Levitan and Dr. Romy Block In our previous article we discussed some supplements that have been show to be beneficial to attention, including attention deficit disorder (ADD).  As you know, not everything that is suggested to be useful actually has the desired result. Zinc Some have suggested Zinc can be useful to […]

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Can Attention Be Enhanced with Supplements?

By Dr. Arielle Levitan and Dr. Romy Block As physicians we often hear people complain that they have trouble holding their attention.  Sometimes this is a temporary issue, while for others it is an on going struggle.  Of course life circumstances and other distractions can play a role. Distractions aside, we often hear about the […]

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[VIDEO] What Is a Growth Mindset, and Why Would You Want One?

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, is a leading researcher in the field of motivation. She has spent years examining success and achievement, and has come up with the concept of a Growth Mindset. But what is a “mindset?” According to Wikipedia: A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, […]

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[Video] Would You Like to Improve Your Ability to Learn?

If so, you may be interested in this free course offered by the University of California at San Diego. Whether you have difficulty learning or not, this course will give you several tools that can help you learn more easily – even if it is a tough subject. The course lasts for 4 weeks, and […]

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12 Simple Ways to Change Your Internal State – Biochemistry and Neurology

by Robert Holmes In the last article, we looked at different ways internal state can be changed using physiology.  Here we continue on with suggestions that were given to Paul, a client that suffers from long bouts of euphoria followed by long bouts of depression, an inability to connect with his emotions and low grade […]

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