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Overcome Social Anxiety Like A Ninja

Do you feel nervous and awkward in social situations? Do you get tongue-tied when you meet new people? Do you avoid going places where you’ll have to make conversation with people? You’re not alone. An estimated 7.1% of U.S. adults and 9.1% of adolescents have what’s called social anxiety. Also known as social phobia, this…

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How Bias Starts In The Brain…And 5 Ways To Stop It

With so much social unrest these days, people on all sides of the political spectrum are blaming each other for being prejudiced, biased, or racist. I even got blamed for not taking a stance after the killing of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests. I make it a point not to get political because my main…

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When Father’s Day Is Painful

Father’s Day is generally a day when kids of all ages show their gratitude for dad. But what if you can’t celebrate your dad? What if you haven’t been close? What if he abandoned your family? Or what if he has already passed? It can make you feel sad and alone. But it doesn’t have…

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Brain Healthy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Want to know my favorite Mother’s Day gift of all time? It wasn’t a necklace or a cashmere sweater. And it definitely wasn’t a box of candy—why would you ever give someone you love something that would make them sick and give them brain fog? No, my favorite gift was a song my daughter Chloe…

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Eat These 5 Foods To Improve Your Love Life

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – the perfect time to improve intimacy. A healthy love life has been linked to better overall well-being, including numerous cognitive benefits. My husband, Dr. Daniel Amen, wrote the book on it, literally! It’s called The Brain in Love*. If your passion is lagging, it’s time to find…

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Happier Holidays For Warriors

The holidays are a time of joy, gratitude, and togetherness. But not for everyone. Some people find themselves filled with stress, anxiety, or the blues when the holidays roll around. An American Psychological Association survey found that 38 percent of people feel more stress around the holidays due to lack of money, time constraints, the…

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The Number 1 Lesson Of Caregiving

Recently, I ran into a friend of a friend I met once a few years ago and could barely recognize her. I was shocked that she looked like she’d aged beyond her years since the time I last saw her. This woman (I’ll call her Julianne) told me her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease had…

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Surviving The Wake Of Suicide

Unfortunately, suicide is becoming an epidemic in our modern society and it’s important for those suffering dark thoughts to know there’s always hope. Depression is a treatable condition. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and never the answer. If you know of someone who’s depressed please support them in getting the help…

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Decrease Anxiety, Depression & Symptoms of Grief with Oxytocin

3 Ways To Increase Your Cuddle Hormone by Tana Amen BSN RN

Let’s talk about bonding and oxytocin – the ‘cuddle’ hormone. It’s what hospitals give women when they are having a baby. Pitocin is the synthetic, medicinal form of oxytocin, used to increase contractions and help women go into labor. It also helps us breastfeed and fall in love with a screaming, red, squishy looking newborn…

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The Evolved Brain Warrior – Part 2

If you’ve been following our series on choosing your tribe wisely, you’re starting to understand the hazards of “blind loyalty” and being part of the wrong tribe. Overriding individual thought and creating herd mentality is hazardous. Dehumanizing the “other tribe” makes it easier to behave in ways most people never would if they personally knew…

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