Posted: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Gaelyn Whitley Keith

In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and Dr. Lara Boyd is positioned at the cutting edge of these discoveries. In 2006, she was recruited by the University of British Columbia to become the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology and Motor Learning. Since that time she has established the Brain Behaviour Lab, recruited and trained over 40 graduate students, published more than 80 papers and been awarded over $5 million in funding.

Read more: Your Brain Will Not Be The Same

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Posted: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 by Gaelyn Whitley Keith

Can you guess what area of the picture is showing negative '''self-talk'''? Stress is the direct result of toxic '''self-talk'''. The affects of stress may seem overwhelming, but don't be discouraged because it really is possible to change your '''self-talk'''.

 

Read more: Bad '''Self-talk'''!!!

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Posted: Sunday, March 12th, 2017 by Gaelyn Whitley Keith

Staplers may be the most overlooked item on your desk. My stapler often gets buried the beneath paperwork.  I don't really miss it until I need it. Then I begin to slap the sheets of paper until something underneath goes "ka-bam".

Read more: What's Holding You Together?

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Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Gaelyn Whitley Keith

Reasearch on creativity shows that a vast majority of small children are actually creative geniuses.  Dr. Calvin Taylor, one of the great pioneers in education for the gifted and talented, found some great surprises in his research.  He gave eight tests of divergent creative thinking to 1600 children in the Headstart program.  He gave the same test to these children over several years.  The first test were given when the children were between three and five years of age.  Ninty-eight percent of the children scored in the genius category.  When these same children took identical tests five years later, only 32 percent scored that high.

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Read more: Everyone is a Creative Genius

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Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Gaelyn Whitley Keith

Do you ever feel like you brain is out of order?  Have you ever felt unfocused or overwhelmed?  Are there unhealthy habits in your life you are having a hard time break?  Is your '''Self-talk''' negative or positive?  Thankfully, we are living in a time of revolution.  Dr. Leaf has showed us how to better understan how our thoughts affect our emotions and bodies.  She tells it all in her book:   Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

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