Pediatricians Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads And Electronics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report in December of 2018 saying that simple toys hold the most benefits for children. They warn parents against filling their toy box with flashing lights and gadgets. This quote from one of the lead authors, Aleeya Healey, MD, FAAP, is taken from the article published on [...]

By |2020-01-09T19:30:25+00:00January 9th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Your Brain Has a Delete Function – Here’s How to Use It

Here's a great quote from an article about your brain, sleep, learning and focus. "Thinking with a sleep-deprived brain is like hacking your way through a dense jungle with a machete. Its overgrown, slow going, exhausting." Sleep gives your brain the best chance to build the strong synaptic connections that help you learn. Read the [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:46:44+00:00December 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Grounding in the Midst of Chaos

According to Deepak Chopra, “all great changes are preceded by chaos”. As we move closer towards the holiday season and the end of the year, I wonder if it is possible to even contemplate healthy change in the midst of the chaos and overwhelm that is all too present at the moment? Navigating the daily [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:47:06+00:00December 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A more relaxed state of mind can bring us better focus, greater energy and more creativity

I recently came across this great article about how being in a more relaxed state of mind can bring us better focus, greater energy and more creativity to tackle our responsibilities. The author encourages the use of three ways to develop a resilient mind. 1. Practice Breathing 2. Practice Self-compassion 3. Practice Compassion for Others [...]

By |2019-12-10T17:47:20+00:00December 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Dopamine Fasting – an expert reviews the latest craze in Silicon Valley

It's the latest fad in Silicon Valley. By reducing the brain's feel-good chemical known as dopamine—cutting back on things like food, sex, alcohol, social media and technology – followers believe that they can "reset" the brain to be more effective and appreciate simple things more easily. Some even go so far as avoiding all social [...]

By |2019-12-10T17:47:13+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Protecting our children’s brain

I recently discovered a great article by Denise Bosque on the impact of modern habits and use of technology on brain development. One alarming statistic from the article says on average, kids spend between 1/4 and 2/5 of their awake time using screens, i.e. longer than at school. Denise shares a list of tips to [...]

By |2019-11-15T07:50:11+00:00November 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments