HEALTH TIPS, By Dr. Kathleen Boisen
Oh yes, who hasn’t experienced a crazy bad day. It’s when everything goes wrong; you spill coffee on your best outfit, you lock your keys in the car, you lose an important phone message, the computer has a virus and is threatening to spread it to the fax machine etc…
And yet there can be a worse curse. In the big picture of life, we sometimes observe ourselves or others caught in a re-run movie of the same unhappy situation. For example, marry a person and divorce the same type of person several times. We wrestle with the same unwanted habit over and over. Quit smoking, then start smoking, enthusiastically join a gym, then don’t go for months. Got on that healthy diet only to find yourself late at night with an empty ice cream carton in your hand. Who ate this? You ponder.
But wait…..there’s good news. Neuroscience has made tremendous progress in the last 15 years to understand how our brain’s neural circuits can be strengthened to generate inner peace, create calm instead of agitation, and a positive focus instead of a negative one. Continue Reading →