Category: intellectual wellness

The Insomnia Fix: The dangers of sleep deprivation

Could you stay awake for 11 days? In 1965, Randy Gardner, a 17-year old high school student stayed awake for 11 days and 24 minutes or 264.4 hours, to study the effects of sleep deprivation. This is the longest documented case of intentional sleep… Continue Reading “The Insomnia Fix: The dangers of sleep deprivation”

6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home

As I talk with friends and family over the past few weeks, since the pandemic began, I hear people expressing their frustration at being “stuck at home”, saying they’re going “stir crazy” and other similar phrases. This is understandable, since we are used to… Continue Reading “6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home”

6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home

As I talk with friends and family over the past few weeks, since the pandemic began, I hear people expressing their frustration at being “stuck at home”, saying they’re going “stir crazy” and other similar phrases. This is understandable, since we are used to… Continue Reading “6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home”

10 Personal Practices for Self-Care in Challenging Times | Michelle Dwyer

The following article is from fellow Hawthorn University Graduate, Michelle Dwyer. Here, she shares her personal self-care tips during this challenge we currently face. “In the midst of so much uncertainty and daily changes to our reality, I’ve been thinking about what I wanted… Continue Reading “10 Personal Practices for Self-Care in Challenging Times | Michelle Dwyer”

Laughter therapy…10 videos to lift your spirits & reduce stress

Hello everyone! Now that covid-19 has hit and many of us are homebound, we may feel a bit sad and stressed. Did you know that laughing is one of the best things you can do? Yes, laughing is the best health advice ever. Laughing… Continue Reading “Laughter therapy…10 videos to lift your spirits & reduce stress”

It turns out smart phone addiction is very real!

As I was reading news this morning, I came across this video. A new study reveals that smart phones do some serious damage to the brain. Smart phones affect your brain the same way drugs do and causes an actual addiction. Here are some… Continue Reading “It turns out smart phone addiction is very real!”

Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Phytomelatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease ~ (Part 2)

Did you know… One person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) every 65 seconds. Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death. 5.8 million Americans are living with AD, with this number expected to reach 14 million by the year 2050. Deaths… Continue Reading “Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Phytomelatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease ~ (Part 2)”

Touching Lives: The Science of Kindness

As a wellness educator, I teach people that all areas of wellness affect our health. It isn’t just about the health of our physical body. It isn’t just about nutrition. It isn’t just about exercise. It’s about the health of the BODY, MIND AND SOUL.… Continue Reading “Touching Lives: The Science of Kindness”

The Insomnia Fix: Circadian Rhythm ~ Winding Your Internal Clock

Did you know… 50-70 million American adults have a sleep disorder. 4.7% reported falling asleep while driving at least one time in the past 30 days. Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder. Short bouts are reported by about 30% of adults and… Continue Reading “The Insomnia Fix: Circadian Rhythm ~ Winding Your Internal Clock”

Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Melatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 1)

Did you know… One person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) every 65 seconds. Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death. 5.8 million Americans are living with AD, with this number expected to reach 14 million by the year 2050. Deaths… Continue Reading “Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Melatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 1)”

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