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Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

’ I’ve been writing this brain health blog since 2013, and it has changed my life and my career in extraordinary ways. My original purpose for this blog has been to provide impeccably-researched evidence-based stories that are told in a simple, fun and compelling way. And it has certainly taken me on an extraordinary journey.… Continue Reading

Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

by Blake Alec Miranda. We’re all familiar with the concept that with ageing comes a gradual loss of bone density and reduced size and strength of our muscles. Some loss of muscle and bone density is normal, but losing too much leads to frailty and increased risk of injury. We’re also familiar with the idea… Continue Reading

How to nurture a healthy brain for life (Part 7 of Your Brain at 100)

How to nurture a healthy brain for life (Part 7 of Your Brain at 100)

This is part 7 of a series of lessons in brain health from our elders — those folk who lived the longest and healthiest. Click here to download the entire series as a PDF   Dementia, memory loss and cognitive decline are robustly related to old age, and AD is one of the leading causes… Continue Reading

Pregnancy sculpts women’s brains in preparation for motherhood

Pregnancy sculpts women’s brains in preparation for motherhood

Motherhood changes everything Little did I know before I had my boys how completely and utterly being their mother would change EVERYTHING. Having children threw the pieces of my life up in the air. The pieces settled again, but my body, outlook on life, sense of self and emotions have never been quite the same.… Continue Reading

7 principles of neuroscience every coach and therapist should know

7 principles of neuroscience every coach and therapist should know

What does neuroscience have to do with coaching and therapy? Short answer: EVERYTHING! If you’re a coach or therapist, your job is to facilitate change in your client’s thinking (beliefs and attitudes) emotions (more mindfulness and resilience) behaviour (new healthy habits). Coaching builds the mental skills needed to support lasting change. Skills such as: mindfulness… Continue Reading

Where is all the women’s brain health research?

Where is all the women’s brain health research?

This is an excerpt from The Women’s Brain Book. The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness. Also published in the UK and Ireland as Demystifying the Female Brain. A neuroscientist explores health, hormones and happiness.  Over the last decade writing about brain science, I’ve developed a tried and tested method for researching an unfamiliar topic. First,… Continue Reading

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