Tag: brain

How to Improve Memory and Relish its Importance in Daily Life

by Dr Angel Adams and Dr Patricia Papciak

There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.
(Hamlet Act IV, Scene V)

Rosemary herb plant

From the encyclopaedia we learn that memory is the brain’s ability to store, retain and recall information. It was originally a topic that was studied by philosophers, but in the 20th century psychologists studied memory, and it fell into the field of cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience. Memory can be looked at from many angles, but it is the combination of short and long-term memory that we are interested in when we are looking at our own learning progress or hoping for our children’s success. Read more

Sunrise over sea

Rise up and Wise-up: Ways to Consciously Create Your Day

You have probably heard the idiom “He/she got up on the wrong side of the bed.” This expression originates from the ancient superstition that it was bad luck to put one's left foot down first when getting out of bed. Today it simply means a person who woke up in a lousy or grumpy mood, started their day on the “wrong foot”, and in turn, it negatively affected what happened that day. The start-of-the day mood actually has a profound influence on the essence of your day. How do you spend the beginning of your day?

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Transforming Depression: How Using Courage and Thinking Skills Can Change Brain Rewiring

by Dr Angel Adams and Dr Patricia Papciak

“I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all.
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain once said that “Life doesn’t consist so much of facts and events. Instead, it consists mainly of the storm of thoughts blowing endlessly through my mind”. What thoughts do we allow to blow through our minds? Some people feel like they don’t have a choice when depressive, negative or intrusive thoughts arrive without invitation. It is our belief that we all have a choice in how we relate to our uninvited thoughts, emotions and pain. Most of us are simply doing what we have learned to do to survive dark moods, but we can also learn the tools to help us relate to them differently. Read more