Staying Organized Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

How often do we try different systems to manage tasks, track appointments, or just write down a note or two? And how many times have we discovered that one is more complicated than the last one we tried? Then there’s the agonizing effort we are too often unsuccessful with at making it a habit. Don’t (more…)

Traumatic Brain Injury And Aging

Everyone knows what condition comes with symptoms like increasing frailty, loss of mobility, cognitive decline, vision and hearing loss, deteriorating muscle and bone strength. They are all common symptoms of aging. However, they can also appear as symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially in older people. TBI can not only resemble aging, (more…)

Stroke Facts & Prevention

What is a stroke? Simply put, a stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. Here are some important facts about strokes from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. About every 4 minutes someone in the United (more…)

Games For Healthy Brains

I’ll bet everyone has heard that playing games is good for your brain. Any game helps, be it board games, card games, video games, or puzzles. And engaging in a variety of games helps different parts of our brain heal after a brain injury and stay healthy and strong. There are so many benefits to (more…)

4 Ways To Hear What Your Body Needs

Last week our #MindfulMonday piece focused on listening. This week we’re sharing exercises to help you listen to yourself. Give them a try and let us know in the comments what worked for you. Listening Exercise #1 Your body will tell you what it needs to be healthy so long as you listen to its (more…)

Mindful Listening? It’s Easier Than You Think

Our second mindfulness feature in our #MindfulMonday series is about listening. I’ll bet there have been times you felt like the person you were talking to was so busy thinking of their response they didn’t listen to what you were saying. Or you’ve been interrupted mid-sentence. Perhaps you noticed that someone was distracted while you (more…)