Why is optimism good for the brain? How may we avoid technology overload and learn to focus on what is truly important to us? What is neuroplasticity and how can it help prevent dementia? Do the different sides of our brain see the world differently? Can we actually alter the structure of our brains to focus on the good? These and many other subjects are explored in these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions Archive.
Bruce Lipton and other cellular biologists have discovered that our genetic blueprint is not static. While our genes do not change, the way they are expressed may be very much within our control. He tells us, “Cells need the brain to interpret the world and feed back to them what they should be doing to keep this whole system alive and floating.” Read more »
Unlike our knees and hips, our brains improve with age. This dialogue includes: neuroplasticity, how improving our brain power can prevent Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, why optimism is good for the brain and enhances resilience, the benefits of challenging the brain to do something new, the benefits of meditation on the brain. Read more »
Hanson reminds us that we have enormous power, not only to change our frame of mind but also to physically alter our body and even the structure of our brain by taking charge of our thoughts. Learn to retrain your brain from its default position of suffering. Hanson is author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. Read more »
How may we focus on what is important to us? How can we avoid technology overload? Why do certain things grab our attention and not others? With so many things now demanding our attention – emails, cell phones, text messages – many of us are overwhelmed by the enormity of distractions. Our lives may be described as the sum of what we focus on. Read more »