How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. AARP Rewire Your Brain shows you how to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life using the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices. Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.
Brain Culture investigates the American obsession with the health of the brain. Davi Johnson Thornton looks at familiar messages, tracing how brain science and colorful brain images produced by scientific technologies are taken up and distributed in popular media. She tracks the message that, "you are your brain" across multiple contemporary contexts, analyzing its influence on child development, family life, education, and public policy. Our fixation on the brain is not simply a reaction to scientific progress, but a cultural phenomenon tied to values of individualism and limitless achievement.
Do you want more out of life? In Your Faithful Brain, Dr. Matheson introduces several powerful brain capacities that can be harnessed through an active relationship with God. You can take advantage of these capacities by developing a “faithful brain”. Using more than four hundred recent neuroscientific references, Dr. Matheson makes the case for the life and teaching of Jesus as your optimal path to brain health and fitness. Dr. Matheson explains how to handle anxiety, depression, and trauma and move toward Jesus’ promise of “life to the full”. You will experience hope and joy and peace as you grow beyond your circumstances. Thought-provoking and exciting, Your Faithful Brain aligns neuroscience with the Biblical narrative of redemption. Faith and neuroscience belong together, because your spiritual and physical lives must be integrated to optimize health and longevity.
From the bestselling author of How to Talk to Anyone comes a book dedicated to helping business professionals at any level communicate for success on the job You face tough communication challenges every day at work, both in person and online—a toxic boss, backstabbing coworkers, office politics, and much more. Here are immediate, effective, eye-opening actions you can take to resolve those infuriating problems. You will find stories and examples drawn from corporate communications consultant Leil Lowndes’s more than 20 years of training business professionals, from entry-level new hires to CEOs. To succeed today, you must exhibit these crucial qualities, the 5 Cs: CONFIDENCE 10 ways to show your boss and colleagues you are 100 percent self-assured and can achieve whatever you want—and reinforce this image throughout your entire working relationship CARING 14 strategies to demonstrate you care about your colleagues and the company because “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” CLARITY 12 techniques to get your ideas across clearly—and ensure you understand everybody you work with CREDIBILITY14 methods to win the trust and respect of everyone at your company—and impress people who find you on the web COEXISTENCE (WITH CRUEL BOSSES & CRAZY COLLEAGUES)21 tactics to confront the number one workplace nightmare and come out shining Plus one final astonishing technique to guarantee success and happiness in your professional life. After you’ve mastered the unique “bag of little tricks” in this book, you will know How to Talk to Anyone at Work!
What's the Matter with Your Gray Matter: Improve Your Memory, Moods, and Mind
Author: Ralph Carson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Do you feel anxious, frazzled, or fatigued? Are you struggling with addiction, attention deficits, depression, or compulsive behaviors? Could your mind or memory be sharper? If so, these are tell-tale signs that your brain could use a tune-up. Fortunately, as author Ralph Carson explains, the brain is a very forgiving organ, and in this compelling guide, he reveals the many ways we can heal our brains from the assaults of everyday life and avoid specific situations that injure brain health. With a prescriptive blend of science, personal anecdotes, and advice, Carson shares what he has gleaned on the front lines, helping thousands of people overcome brain-based conditions and mood disorders including ADD, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, and more. In The Brain Fix, Carson reveals an arsenal of proven tools and techniques that help regenerate new cells and connections in the brain. He shares a myriad of simple changes to make in your environment, diet, sleep habits, exercise routines, and emotional life that will yield both immediate and long-term changes to your brain. Carson's desire to learn about the brain was deeply personal: When he was a teenager, his mother died unexpectedly from a cerebral hemorrhage at forty-four; his grandmother was diagnosed with dementia in her early sixties; and his sister died from a rare form of brain cancer in her fifties. In this illuminating and empowering guide, Carson reveals why--and how--we should give rightful attention to the body's most complex organ with essential advice for bettering your brain. You'll discover: How to rewrite your genetic blueprint when it comes to decision making, impulse control, creativity, and mood stabilization: Although genetics play a key role in individual susceptibility, vulnerability, and capacity to heal from brain-based disorders, heredity is not necessarily destiny. Learn the best practices to follow that can rewrite your brain's blueprint and put you in control. How to feed your brain for optimal functioning: Discover how to fuel your brain with the right foods and supplements that foster brain plasticity—foods which can reverse years of damage from poor diet, addictions, or eating disorders. How to be mindful and why it matters: Discover why being mindful can aid in poor decision making and a lack of impulse control and how to master this elusive skill. How to alter your stress response. Learn how chronic worry can take a toll on your brain; by learning how to control your stress response, you lessen the the damaging effects of the daily grind. How to design a brain-friendly environment: While the modern world offers many conveniences, it also assaults your brain on a daily basis, sapping it of its full potential; learn some key fixes for your home and habits.
Affirmation for positive thinking is a way on how a certain individual can able to affirm to him or herself towards positivity in life. People tend to worry too much about their health, relationships, study, career and other aspects of life, but with the right assertion that they will change their ways for progress and betterment then everything will fall into places. Less negativity and qualms or uncertainties in life can lead to a more positive outlook in life. If a person is always on the positivity of life, then everything is possible. As what the law of attraction denotes, if you are positive in life, it will also attract positive energy, which is helpful to make the life to be more burden-free. This also means that our brain is powerful enough Rewire Your Brain: Affirmation for Positive Thinking is a complete book that will teach people on how to appreciate the importance of positive thinking. When you want to achieve something in life, determination, perseverance, hard-work and of course the positivity are all important elements to guarantee that you will have a better life.
THE REAL PATH TO BRAIN HEALTH--BASED ON CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN SCIENCE Let's face it: you want to keep your brain in great shape. But But how do you sift through the clutter of information and media coverage in order to find the facts? The Brain Bible One of today's leading experts on brain health, Dr. John Arden tells it straight: There is no single remedy for maintaining sharpmindedness into old age. But there are a lot of things you can do that, over the course of time, will work wonders. It's not about adding one activity or breaking one habit--it's about making many small, simple changes in your everyday routine. Dr. Arden culls the latest findings in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, gerontology, and many other sciences and puts them all together into a smart, actionable, science-based plan. Basing his conclusions on cutting-edge research, Dr. Arden has broken down the vast amount of confusing and sometimes conflicting brain data into the five crucial Brain Bible factors you need to be mindful of: Education - Read and keep your brain active Diet - What you eat and drink directly affects your brain health Exercise - Starting a fitness routine is simpler than you think Relationships - The love of friends and family has a strong healing power Sleep - Get enough but not too much sleep Here are just a few samples of Dr. Arden's tips for improving your brain health: Drink water even when you're not thirsty Take the stairs instead of the elevator Laugh a lot Don't drink alcohol before going to bed Eat fish at least twice a week If you want to keep your brain sharp--and who doesn't?--The Brain Bible is packed with the simple lifestyle changes you will want to make. After exploring the five Brain Bible factors, Dr. Arden shares indispensable advice on how to lower your everyday stress level. Then he provides the 7-Day Brain Bible Jumpstart Plan you can use to start changing your lifestyle and improving your brain today. The Brain Bible can help make your brain--and your life--better than ever. PRAISE FOR THE BRAIN BIBLE: "Successful aging just doesn't happen--it takes knowledge, wisdom, and action. Read this book and let Dr. John Arden take you on a fascinating and very human journey through the science and steps to healthy aging." -- Louis Cozolino, PhD, Pepperdine University, author of The Neuroscience of Human Relationships and The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy "In The Brain Bible, Dr. John Arden provides an uplifting read.... This book is as scientifically rigorous as it is lively and accessible, and it is peppered with fascinating stories about real people and the things they do or do not do that affect their health and longevity. Building on the latest biomedical and psychosocial research, Arden beautifully describes the lifestyle factors we can control that have enormous effects on the length and quality of our lives. This is a must-read." -- Ian H. Robertson, PhD, Trinity College, author of The Winner Effect "This book translates the latest developments from the abstruse world of the neurological sciences into accessible, real-world guidance for those who are sharp enough to choose to remain sharp. Essential reading." -- John Soderlund, counseling psychologist and publishing editor, New Therapist "If you want to redefine the aging process so you can be what you want to be instead of what you have observed, read this book to have ample guidance for healthy longevity." -- Charlotte A. Tomaino, PhD, author of Awakening the Brain
Many people wonder how they got where they are and what they should do now. They feel called to help others and change the world but they just don't know how. Too often, they end up stuck in careers and relationships that don't fit. Now, in Finding Your Way In A Wild New World, popular life coach Martha Beck shows readers how to find their true selves and extend healing to everyone and everything around them. She identifies this growing body of people as wayfinders. Drawing on her coaching expertise and her extraordinary experiences in the South African bush, Martha leads her readers through four magical and practical steps to awaken them to a new way of living in the 21st century.
How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule
Author: Matt Tenney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
"The Ultimate Success Habit is an in-depth exploration of the benefits of mindfulness training with a very clear and persuasive value proposition: the practice can actually rewire the brain in ways that improve nearly every area of leadership (see the draft of the introduction below for more detail). The book is also a practical how-to manual for seamlessly integrating mindfulness training into daily life without adding anything to our already busy schedules. Mindfulness training has been shown through extensive research to not only change the brain in ways that are important for leadership, but that also allow us to be happier, more compassionate human beings -- the ultimate goals of human existence"--