In June 2016 a team from the Buck Institute of Ageing published the results of a small case series that used a technique called Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration (MEND) to treat people with various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the authors of the study, the results are ‘unprecedented‘. But is this description warranted? Neuroscientist Dr Olivia … [Read more...] about Does MEND reverse Alzheimer’s disease?
We all carry our phones around with us 24/7. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sitting in your pocket are thousands of ways you can tap into your mental or physical health with, well, a tap! There are heaps of great apps out there that you can use for everything from counting your daily steps, to practicing mindfulness, to tracking calories. This handy infographic … [Read more...] about [infographic] 25 essential apps for a healthy body and mind
Of all the topics I’ve written about over the years, how to foster a growth mindset in our children is probably the one that has generated the most positive feedback. And this is the piece that has had the biggest impact on my parenting. I have the poster above tacked to the wall in our kitchen. And I often find my boys rolling their eyes at me in the backseat of the car … [Read more...] about 8 ways to encourage a growth mindset in kids
An intriguing paper called ‘A wandering mind is an unhappy mind,’ was published in the journal Science a couple of years ago, and I stumbled upon it recently. It describes a smartphone app that samples people’s ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions during the course of the day. If you’re curious how an app can be used to mine data about mindfulness and mood, then … [Read more...] about Smartphone app shows a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.
Thanks to Bek Lambert from Hacking Happiness for another savvy reminder of the blurring of the lines between work, home and self. When you spend upwards of 50 hours a week at work, the separation between who we are as people and who we are as workers becomes difficult. This is not surprising on paper. After all, it is the lion share of what we do with our time when … [Read more...] about Guess what? You’re not your job.