And there’s a real, scientific reason Rizzo experienced such benefits from coloring. “The creative process engages several areas of the mind that can trigger the release of endorphins, which produce positive feelings,” Dr. Ben Michaelis, PhD, evolutionary clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, tells me. And, “there is evidence that the repetitive action […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis sat down w HuffPost Live to discuss the Neuroscience and Therapeutic Benefits of Coloring. Watch the video here: Huffington Post
“Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You’re only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking.” – Lauren Oliver When I first started running, I didn’t think about why I ran. I needed to lose some weight, and I was too cheap to join a […]
There’s no question that meditation is an amazingly effective way to calm our minds. Studies in recent years have shown the psychological and neurological changes it can bring about: Reductions in depression, anxiety, sleep problems, the stressful “mind chatter,” and pain, and improvements in attention, well-being, and creativity. It’s even been linked to changes in gray matter volume. The problem […]
When people think of meditation, they often picture zen yogis on the mountainside, eyes closed and sitting for hours. We envy the dedication and focus of these individuals and just can’t quite imagine being away from the hustle and bustle long enough to reach this sort of serenity. Figuring out how to properly meditate (especially […]
Why do we want to escape the present? It involved a four-letter word: pain.
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