Goldilocks and a well balanced, resilient brain

Just as the heart is part of a system that moves blood around the body, in a similar way the nervous system which includes the brain, is part of a structure that moves and responds to information as it flows and moves around the body. The brain itself takes a lot of energy to function well.  That’s why as we get tired and run out of energy it gets harder to think clearly.  It’s only 2 to 3 lbs in weight but uses a staggering 20% of all the glucose and oxygen that the body as a whole needs. As mentioned in, “hard wired to connect” , the...

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Four ways to stop work getting on top of you

Well-being for people at work is an important element of any Awareness in Action workshop. We go into the whole issue pretty thoroughly but to get people started we introduce these four simple ways of taking better care of themselves. 1.Changing your routine Routines can help us accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently but if we hang on to them too tightly they can also be a way of getting ourselves into a rut and closing down possibilities. Neuroscience is helping us understand a great deal about our brains—particularly the discovery of...

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