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Impact of Brainwave Optimization and bad habits

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Habits: good and bad, we all have them. Our good habits serve us well. Our bad habits hold us back, create more stress in our lives and make us miserable in the long run. Consciously choosing to replace something we know we shouldn’t do with something good for us is a wonderful thing—especially if it…

Find out the truth about sleep

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If you think not sleeping well is just one of those discomforts you have to put up with as a side effect of aging, you’ll be surprised to hear that new research conducted by the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania turns this conventional wisdom on its head. The study,…

Depression and Brainwave Optimization Calgary

depression

Depression is not a sign of weakness.  It is a result of an imbalance in the brain. Depression refers to a persistent sad mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure in most activities.  Some symptoms include the following:  •  Apathy about things, people or activities that were once satisfying •  Changes in appetite or weight…

Aging – Keep Your Brain Young

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A graduate school professor who had retired in school housing took his meals on campus, where the walk to the dining hall meant going up a steep hill. After he paused to chat with a colleague for a few minutes one day, he asked, “Now, was I going up the hill or down when we…

Healthy Brain High Mental and Physical Performance

Professional football running back running through defenders crowded stadium in background

It’s a college bowl game, with less than three minutes to go in the final quarter. On the sideline, players shout at one another, psyching themselves up to receive the football on their own 30- or 40-yard line. The cold air crackles with intensity and excitement. The winning team readies to punt the ball. A…

Why Every Child Can Learn

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From Lee Gerdes, founder & CEO of Brain State Technologies A child’s brain is developing until their early 20s.  Depending on the kind of learner the person is this development may continue to develop until death. Poor focus or concentration isn’t due to the child’s inability to sit still; or because they are just too…

30 Question to ask your kids instead of “How was your Day?”

Students With Their Backpacks Getting Into School. First Day Of

It’s been a long time since I was faced with my usual (enthusiastically delivered) question of “how was your day?” being met with my daughters usual (indifferently delivered) “fine.” My daughter is now grown up and creating her own family. However, have been thinking that unless I come up with something new I may encounter…

Concussions and Brainwave Optimization

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What is a Concussion? A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain caused by a sharp blow, shaking to the head or sudden stop following an event. This action can alter the brain’s normal functioning.  Ordinarily the brain floats inside the skull in a protective pool of spinal fluid, but certain actions like a…

The Trouble with Caffeine, Ritalin, Adderall, Energy Drinks etc…

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Caffeine, Ritalin, Adderall and most chemical stimulants throw your system into brainwave state ofalert/crisis by stopping your brain from producing your more intuitive & daydream evoking brainwaves (these brainwaves are what give you those all-important feelings of well-being). While eliminating these brainwaves gives you that instant rush of energy at first, you’ll notice that that…

Meditation Helps ADD / ADHD

Father Teaches Son To Find Inner Balance

Suddenly a number of independent studies have come out signaling that meditation (not medication)may be the key to dramatically reducing the negative symptoms of ADHD in school age children. One recent pilot study published in the peer-reviewed journal “Current Issues in Education” followed a group of middle school students with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) who were meditating…