This article approaches the four universal biological motivations and challenges that every (mammal) adolescent on our planet must face on the journey to adulthood: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy, how to court potential mates, and how to leave the nest.
I invite you today to look at the negativity bias: this is a very important concept, and I bet you are probably familiar with it already.
We say that negative emotions scream while positive emotions whisper.
In the book “Search Inside Yourself”, Chade-Meng Tan describes 5 steps that can prove useful to recover from an amygdala hijack and regulate our emotions.
Many of the resilience-building exercises and practices can take a lot of time to work. The good thing about the breathing practice I am presenting to you today is that you can do it ‘on the spot’, without needing to physically disengage from the stressful/anxiety-inducing situation.
In 2020, I’ve discovered Matthew Walker’s book, ‘Why we sleep’ and it really stayed with me and, in a way, it shocked me to find out how important our sleep (and the quality of it) is for our good health. Reading this book about the neuroscience of sleep made me buy myself a smartwatch that …
You’ve might have heard the phrase ‘name it to tame it’ when talking about getting your emotions under control. Let’s see the (simple) neuroscience behind the reason why this really works!
There are plenty of studies approaching the benefits of writing by hand, and many of them focus on the fact that it improves memory and promotes better and faster learning. In this post, I present to you a summary of my findings.
I had heard a lot about journaling before, I used to do it as a teenager, but it’s been years since I put a pen on paper and let my thoughts flow…
Today I look at journaling through the lens of the neuroscience behind it. And what I see it’s both interesting and beautiful!
Today I want to share with you several practices to help us keep our brains healthy. They are based on the Neuroscience Academy (by Dr. Sarah McKay) I graduated earlier this year.
Have you ever wondered what makes you happy? The four happy chemicals have a lot to do with this. Find out more about them in this article!