• Daily Grateful: What I Know

    December 28, 2013 There’s a true liberation in this “knowledge.” This is especially true considering what we do know: which is to say that based on the latest data, our very existence is, um, mathematically suspect…!

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  • Relaxing Music: Sunday Calm

    Sometimes we just need background music that’s unobtrusive, what Brian Eno referred to as background, or “ambient” music. Check out our very calming radio station here:  ☯ R E L A X ☯ According to Johns Hopkins research, background music helps: · increase attention levels · improve retention and memory · extend focused learning time · expand thinking skills

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  • Daily Grateful: November 16, 2013

    I don’t have to tell you that there are a gazillion cat videos on the Interwebs, and yes, I’m about to post more. The thing about this particular cat is that it’s unlike any cat I’ve ever seen. The big cat, Maru, is something of an Internet star–very zen, very playful, very , well, personable, somehow. Definitely an unusual kitty, Maru was alone for much of his life, but the owner introduced a new playmate, Hanna into the mix fairly recently. I love how they get along and hope you do too.

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  • Fight, Flight, and Freezing

    When I first realized that the symptoms I was experiencing were not due to a deadly, chronic ailment, but due, instead, to an overactive, nonstop “fight or flight” response, it was a revelation. How could this be? How could symptoms of dissociation, insomnia, strange bodily sensations such as tingling and “electricity flowing through every nerve of my body” be something other than a serious illness? Many of the answers to what I was experiencing were in the illuminating,  groundbreaking book, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter Levine. I experienced all stages of the body’s survival mechanism: fight,

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  • Daily Grateful: November 14, 2013

    One of the most moving performances I’ve ever heard. I hope this helps you feel as good inside as it does me. Feeling good is actually good for your brain. Keep wiring it that way. After you watch this, how did you feel? Yours in Mental Hygiene, The Ancient Brain Team

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  • Daily Grateful: November 13, 2013

    I think to myself, what a wonderful world. When I first heard this, I cried tears of joy and sadness. Joy for the message of the song, and sadness for the loss of this talented young man. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

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