Sharing Saturday–Dr. Caroline Leaf

Today I am sharing a Ted Talk by Dr. Caroline Leaf on neuroplasticity of (flexibility and ability to change) the brain. This is the same author from the post that I shared on Thursday. Here she shares the science behind how thoughts are formed and solidified. featured picture from http://www.migrentedavisi.com/migren-videolari/ 

The Brain (pt. 4): Self-Talk

Self-Talk: According to several sources, self-talk is the act of conversing with oneself, either mentally, verbally, or through actions, occasionally motivating oneself to accomplish something. Verbal or mental examples of these can be: Positive: I can do this Lookin’ good! I’ve gotten better at that Take a deep breath Negative: I’m so useless I will…

The Brain (pt. 2): Focus

This video explains how our brain handles anxiety and stress, specifically before we are even aware that we are fearful. It was useful for me to hear the sections of the brain again, along with more examples of how things are processed. This is just the first in a series of videos, but I’m only…

The Brain (pt. 1): Summary

This will be the first of any science videos! While researching information on the brain, I realized that it would be easy enough to investigate some science experiments or track some recent research and make it accessible to my readers. Science is not my strong suit, by any means, but I’d like to present some…

Sharing Saturday: Books that Hook You

In our last day of learning more about the joys of reading, I’d like to include an article that gives tantalizing snippets of books that will hook you (and make you want to drop everything and read)! If these don’t catch your fancy, there’s always infinite possibilities of books that will keep you inundated in…

Strength Training

I have learned recently that no matter how much I run, I am not seeing a lot of results in my physical health. I have started eating out less (mainly because I want to save money), but I would like to see more muscle on my body, especially in my arms and stomach. My legs look…

Books, Books, Books (pt. 4): Young Adult Books–for Adults!

I read a favorite YA book at the beginning of this year called, The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon, and read it in one day. Since then I have realized that reading YA books are sometimes even more profound than adult books that I read. They seem focus more on the personal character development…

Books, Books, Books (pt. 3): For the Reluctant Readers

Today I am focused on those who say, “But I just don’t like to read!” I hope by the end of this, I will have convinced you to give some type of reading a try.  First of all, here are some reasons to spend just TWENTY minutes reading. Some of you are not students, I…

Books, Books, Books (pt. 2): Get Sucked In!

Do you ever have one of those books that you get so caught up in you forget that you live in the real world? They’re all of those memes but I see all the time, but this one really has me! That’s what I do with most books actually. I like to escape into another…