1. MEDITATION SPEEDS UP BRAIN PROCESSING POTENTIAL
According to a research journal article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in February 2012, meditation can alter the geometry of the brain’s surface. There was a study done at the University of California in Los Angeles involving 50 meditators and 50 controls that addressed a possible link between meditation and cortical gyrification, the pattern and degree of cortical folding that allows the brain to process faster. This study showed a positive correlation between the amount of gyrification in parts of the brain and the number of years of meditation for people, especially long-term meditators, compared to non-meditators.
This increased gyrification may reflect an integration of cognitive processes when meditating, since meditators are known to be introspective and contemplative, using certain portions of the brain in the process of meditation. Despite articles written from this journal article, more research is still necessary to…
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“Beneath the surface, there is a deeper reason for what is going on in your life right now.” -Karen Berg
Keep this in mind whenever you cannot make sense of what is going on in your life.
Even though you may not see why you are experiencing what you are going through on the surface, there is a deeper meaning that is awaiting us to catch up and understand why. Before we dig further, let’s answer a few questions.
What is the surface?
Merriam-Webster defines surface as:
An outside part or layer of something.
The upper layer of an area of land or water.
The flat, top part of something (such as a table or desk) that you can work on.
The surface can give us a view or a place to start or see something.
What is wrong with the surface?
Melanie Koulouris sums up the issue on…
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When I write my children notes, send them texts, write an email, I often stop and think about who is sending this: is it ME or is it MOM? Crazy, right? When did my persona split, become two…w…
Source: Remembering to sign my name: Mom
Recently at work my superior, and basically the person who thought me a lot of what I know today, decided to resign in pursuit of greener pastures. Perfectly normal thing that happens in any organization, but being a small company what that meant was that a lot of what he was doing was now going to fall on my shoulders. Now I’m not going to lie, that did freak me out a little bit Haha! actually a lot, as in my head all I could think of was “I barely have half a year’s experience under my belt” and “really how am I going to cope with all the pressure and expectation?” and “what if I screw up?” and so on. But frankly speaking and roughly three weeks into these strange waters I am actually pretty delighted at the opportunity because what it did was that it gave me the…
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Ships of despair sail my waters
in their wake waves crash against me
but like a bridge I rise
slowly and steadily
balanced with weights and counterweights
upright I remain
while at their pace
the ships pass beneath me
and when they have progressed
I peacefully descend
until I see another approaching
illuminated against the sky
It’s then I will rise again
Two years ago we said good-bye to Robin Williams. I know I didn’t know him personally but for whatever reason, I identified with him and a lot of his movies.
Mental health has a stigma. Insurance companies are allowed to treat it differently and pay less than if it was a physical issue.
People still don’t talk to you about it. If you go to a doctor for medication to help it is hush, hush. If you are in therapy you must be really messed up.
When are we going to realize that the brain we are given is our one and only? When are we going to realize that if we don’t treat our brain correct and fix that when things are wrong we are jeopardize our whole being?
Are you in emotional pain? Find someone to talk to!
Are you having ups and/or downs and don’t understand why…
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If we were having coffee it would be hard for me to keep the conversation going. I really haven’t done much this week except binge on “NCIS” and keeping up with my daily devotionals. The rest of the time has been spent in bed, depressed. I had an appointment to bump up my anti-depressant, but not working yet. In a few days I bump it up again to 3 pills.
My sleep pattern is currently up all night (mostly binging on Netflix with an occasional time spent on working on my posts for IBPF.org blog. I have another one being just posted, so I have started on a few others. Basically I am supposed to write one a month.
In a few hours I have a family party at a local lake for my grandson’s graduation/bon voyage to boot camp for the Marine…
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Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Family guy – We can dance if we want to