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How stress affects your body – Sharon Horesh Bergquist

Our hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

Amygdala hijack fight or flight response | how to stop anxiety

This anxiety switch controls what is called the fight or flight response. In a persons day to day life, your amygdala, is set in ‘off’ mode. This “switch” should only activate during moments of danger or threat. This is perfectly normal for these type of situations. However, when this ‘switch’is repeatedly triggered in times of stress, sadness, grief or anger, it can get ‘stuck’ in the on’ mode. When this happens, a person can start to develop acute phobias , anxiety disorders and also trigger panic attacks .

What we learn before we’re born

When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.


Your brain’s ability to collect, connect, and create mosaics from these milliseconds-long impressions is the basis of every memory. By extension, it is the basis of you. This isn’t just metaphysical poetics. Every sensory experience triggers changes in the molecules of your neurons, reshaping the way they connect to one another. That means your brain is literally made of memories, and memories constantly remake your brain. This framework for memory dates back decades. And a sprawling new review published today in Neuron adds an even finer point: Memory exists because your brain’s molecules, cells, and synapses can tell time.

The Spirituality of Addiction by Maria Mooney

No amount of wealth, beauty, fame, power, knowledge, achievement or success can replace the satisfaction and fulfillment that exist when we feel connected to something greater than us. A regular spiritual practice allows us to find meaning and purpose in our lives as we travel down the sometimes windy and bumpy road we call “life” and can be a powerful tool in recovery from any condition.

Role and Function of the Human Brain

Dr Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Dispenza educates people about the role and function of the human brain.

His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. In this video, he explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain.

The Impact of Childhood Trauma

We are only just now beginning to understand the depth of changes and damage caused by childhood trauma. People who are exposed to intense levels of trauma are triple the risk for lung cancer and heart disease, along with a 20 year difference in lifespan, but these are symptoms of a bigger issue. These childhood traumas change how translation and transcription occurs in our DNA.

Quiet Please – Taming Monkey Mind

We all have the endless chattering and noise in  our head often referred to as the monkey mind. It’s been called the monkey mind – the endless chattering in your head as you jump in your mind from thought to thought while you daydream, analyze your relationships, or worry over the future.

“Addiction Poem” A Message of Hope

I want to scream truth
Just to hear it echo back
I don’t need your validation this is truly where I’m at
See this poem is for the lost and the found
Who’ve been tossed to the ground
Who’ve been crossed by their friends
Get up stand your ground again
Make your heart the strongest muscle that you’ve got
Then let it guide you in the dark
Until you reach the other side