stress shrinks the brain, stress and mental health

Stress Is Shrinking Your Brain

Stress is linked to brain shrinkage. A recent stress and mental health study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reports stress causes brain shrinkage and impairs memory. Cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, was tested in adults in their 40’s and 50’s. Individuals with higher…

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It’s Puzzle Time!

Puzzles are a powerful tool that reduces stress, increase your memory and help low the aging process of the brain. Research suggests that puzzles stimulate the brain and may ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as improve overall brain and memory function. Working puzzles stimulate the brain to release…

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It’s Brain Awareness Month

Forgetting Things? Do you feel like you just keep forgetting things? Do you feel as if your mind races during the day and you are having trouble focusing? Is your mind racing at bedtime and it’s hard to fall off into a healing, nourishing sleep? The key to restoring and maintaining…

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benefits of play, brain candy, rewire your brain

Play is Brain Candy

Halloween is the PLAY holiday. Play is the “brain candy” that dissolves stress. Play is hardwired into our genes. The benefits of play and laughter in overcoming and preventing stress are numerous. Laughter is Internal Jogging Laughter is “internal jogging” and studies show laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones,…

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