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Changing Your Brain & Befriending Your Nervous System

My Recommended Resources (mostly budget-friendly)
Thayer Robins, Staff Writer June 4, 2019

It is a source of unending sadness to me that many of those struggling every day with brain and nervous system conditions believe help is out of reach. Often they are told they need money they don’t...

Finding balance in your polyvagal nervous system

Finding balance in your polyvagal nervous system

Why couldn’t I fight back? It could be dorsal vagal
Thayer Robins, Staff Writer March 14, 2019

PART 4 of 6 Our criminal justice system doesn’t understand the human nervous system. One assumption I find especially tragic is the idea that anyone who’s the target of an unwelcome physical or sexual...

To lower stress, expand your focus

admin February 20, 2019

Published 14 February 2019The key is not what you pay attention to — it’s how by Thayer Robins W e humans come into this world without a self-instruction manual. For most of our history,...

Who’s in control?

admin February 20, 2019

Published 31 January 2019Your nervous system makes life-defining decisions that guide your every moment by Thayer Robins Our human nervous system is at the center of who we are. It’s what we...

Balance your body, heal your brain

admin December 19, 2018

Published December 6, 2018Modern life degrades balance, but only if you let it PART 4 of 4 by Thayer Robins Once upon a time, humans lived on uneven surfaces. They spent their days moving barefoot...

Can you keep a beat?

admin September 27, 2018

Published September 27, 2018Get rhythm, and your brain will work better for you by Thayer Robins The human brain has a lot to coordinate. The grunt work is handled by some 80 billion neurons, which...

Are you leaving your brain health up to chance?

admin September 13, 2018

Published September 13, 2018Understanding your own brain can help protect you for life by Thayer Robins Clark Elliott is a professor of artificial intelligence at a prestigious university. In 1999,...

Are you facing learning or wellness challenges?

admin August 30, 2018

Published August 30, 2018Many common struggles are caused by a fixable brain issue by Thayer Robins Alzheimer’s, stroke, concussion, autism — as most everyone knows, events or illnesses...

Build your brain by moving your body

admin May 4, 2018

Published May 3, 2018Movement is the brain’s first and most important language PART 1: by Thayer Robins Humans are the only mammal born incapable of voluntary movement. As adults, we’re meant...

Turn your brain into a first-class learning machine

admin April 20, 2018

Published April 19, 2018How to do intentionally what kids do instinctively by Thayer Robins A key goal of this column is to help eradicate an old, thoroughly disproven idea: that our brain stops...

Your brain is busy remodeling itself

admin March 30, 2018

Published March 29, 2018But is it making the choices that will be to your benefit? by Thayer Robins Your brain is constantly “remodeling” itself, making choices about who you are and what you’ll...

What happens in your brain when you learn?

admin March 26, 2018

Published March 15, 2018It’s all about enhancing ‘neural’ communication by Thayer Robins So far this column has focused entirely on improving your brain through exercising brain function....

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