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YOUR BRAIN ON MENOPAUSE: In this seven-part series, I explore menopause from a brain health perspective with a particular focus ...

Menopause and sleep problems: are you too hot to sleep?

YOUR BRAIN ON MENOPAUSE: In this seven-part series, I explore menopause from a brain health perspective with a particular focus ...

The teenage brain and COVID. Telling stories might help.

In a recent Conversation article, Donna Pendergast, Griffith University and Stephen Dobson, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University ...

The upside of anger.

We tend to think of our emotions such as anger, sadness or guilt, as something to avoid at ...

This is your brain on empathy.

Creating a meaningful life is an essential ingredient of wellbeing. But how do you discover who you are ...

How festive food can affect your mood.

End of year festivities are now in full swing with our focus on friends, family and food. In ...

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

We humans tend to forget we're wildlife, which is possibly why our planet is heading for climate change ...

7 principles of neuroscience every coach and therapist should know

What does neuroscience have to do with coaching and therapy? Short answer: Quite a lot! If you're a ...

Seven common-sense building blocks for your child’s brain.

Some people experience terrible childhoods and yet flourish throughout life. Other people grow up in loving homes but ...

How does the microbiome influence our health? (Part 2)

  This is the second post in a series exploring the neurobiology of the gut-brain connection published in ...

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