Healthy Brain, Happy Life

A Personal Program to to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better

Healthy Brain, Happy Life

A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide—a blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities. Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown. That’s when to celebrate her birthday, she booked an adventure trip that forced her to wake up to a startling reality: despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely, and tired and knew that her life had to change. Wendy started simply—by going to an exercise class. Eventually, she noticed an improvement in her memory, her energy levels, and her ability to work quickly and move from task to task easily. Not only did Wendy begin to get fit, but she also became sharper, had more energy, and her memory improved. Being a neuroscientist, she wanted to know why. What she learned transformed her body and her life. Now, it can transform yours. Wendy discovered that there is a biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. With exercise, your body feels more alive and your brain actually performs better. Yes—you can make yourself smarter. In this fascinating book, Suzuki makes neuroscience easy to understand, interweaving her personal story with groundbreaking research, and offering practical, short exercises—4 minute Brain Hacks—to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently. Taking us on an amazing journey inside the brain as never before, Suzuki helps us unlock the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our brains, or bodies, and, ultimately, our lives.

Happy Brain, Happy Life

Happy Brain, Happy Life

Who's happy? Truly, down-deep-in-the-soul happy? Maureen Cronin weaves the tale of her journey to real happiness - but not before sitting in the "in the fifth ring of my inner hell" - with honesty, humor, and thought-provoking context. First she had to get past the anger and disappointment about not being able to be a mother - she had anger at God, the world, herself - and it was not a smooth or easy journey. It took practice. Frustrated with failed attempts to meditate, as she could not sit still for 40 minutes or chant as practiced meditators can, she coined her own one-minute meditation and found that it was actually re-training her brain. That's when everything started to change for the better. She sought out many forms of healthy happiness, like helping others through Reiki and guided meditations, increasing her meditation times, random acts of kindness, and finally scientific research that proved the positive effects on the brain - and the heart - through regular meditation and practicing happiness. This book is meant to inspire and bring hope for anyone struggling with challenges in their personal lives.

Resilience

Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster

Resilience

Whether it’s a critical comment from the boss or a full-blown catastrophe, life continually dishes out challenges. Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from the small annoyances of daily life to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts. Resilience is essential for surviving and thriving in a world full of troubles and tragedies, and it is completely trainable and recoverable — when we know how. In Resilience, Linda Graham offers clear guidance to help you develop somatic, emotional, relational, and reflective intelligence — the skills you need to confidently and effectively cope with life’s inevitable challenges and crises.

This Is Your Brain on Joy

A Revolutionary Program for Balancing Mood, Restoring Brain Health, and Nurturing Spiritual Growth

This Is Your Brain on Joy

“This Is Your Brain on Joy is a thoughtful, practical, life-changing book that will help you take advantage of the latest neuroscience research—combined with biblical insights—to bring more joy and love into your life.” —from the Foreword by Daniel G. Amen, MD Author and speaker for the PBS special Change Your Brain, Change Your Life What does your brain have to do with experiencing joy? A lot more than most of us realize. In this breakthrough book, Dr. Earl Henslin reveals how the study of brain imaging turned his practice of psychotherapy upside down—with remarkably positive results. He shares answers to puzzling questions, such as Why isn’t my faith in God enough to erase my blue moods? Why haven’t I been able to conquer my anger? Pray away my fear and worry? Why can’t I find freedom from secret obsessions and addictions? Using the Brain System Checklist, Dr. Henslin explains what happens to the 5 Mood Centers in the brain when any of those areas are out of balance. This is great news, especially for those tortured by the fear that something is fundamentally wrong with them when the problem actually lies between their ears. Read this practical, easy-to-understand, and often entertaining book, and you’ll know exactly how to nourish your mind, balance your brain, and help others do the same. After all, the capacity for joy is a terrible thing to waste.

Train Happy

An intuitive exercise plan for every body

Train Happy

Let go of the ‘exercise rules’ and learn to love working out and moving your body in a multitude of ways! Personal Trainer and Broadcaster Tally Rye is on a mission to change the way we think about exercise, encouraging you to approach it with a mindset of self-care rather than the traditional self-punishment narrative. Join Tally as she helps you to ditch diet culture and all its associations with fitness. Gain knowledge and tools that enable you to navigate your path to a health first, holistic approach to fitness which includes insights from leading experts in body image, mental health and intuitive eating. As you read you will discover the wonderful physical and mental health benefits of regular activity and then start to feel their effects as you follow Tally’s 10-week training plan. The plan is designed to slot into your life in a sustainable and flexible way, providing resistance workouts, bodyweight workouts and weekly challenges to keep mixing it up which can all be done in the comfort of your own home. Through personal insight, and as a Trainer, Instructor and host of the podcast Fit And Fearless with BBC 5 Live, Tally wants to help you build a positive and intuitive relationship with fitness, food and your body that is sustainable for the long term and ultimately help you to Train Happy.

Break a Sweat, Change Your Life

The Urgent Need for Physical Education in Schools

Break a Sweat, Change Your Life

Today’s high-pressure childhoods cry out for every cognitive and emotional advantage that fitness can provide, but children are staring at screens, sitting on couches, and staying inside. William E. Simon Jr. examines the greatest threat to our children’s health in America today: the deadly duo of obesity and inactivity. As a result of these perils, children today may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. With the help of world-renowned medical experts, the author investigates the causes and effects of this health crisis and looks at recent research revealing the extraordinary benefits that physical activity confers on a child’s mind, body, and spirit. If we are to give children the healthy start in life they deserve, the author contends, schools—as the place where almost all children spend most of their waking hours—must play a greater role in teaching physical literacy and providing fitness resources. Learn why physical education is so important to children’s well-being and how you can fight the growing epidemic of inactivity in Break a Sweat, Change Your Life. Advance Praise for Break a Sweat, Change Your Life [T]he current levels of obesity and inactivity in our children have become the most fearful enemies to their health. ... Break a Sweat, Change Your Life thoughtfully and constructively addresses the health crisis today’s children are facing, calling on schools to implement adequate physical education programs at all grade levels in order to give our youth a strong start in life. From the foreword by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, “the Father of Aerobics” Break a Sweat, Change Your Life takes a much-needed look at the deplorable lack of physical education in our nation’s schools, identifying the science behind the need for robust PE programs, as well as ways to improve the situation. Bill Simon has spent decades attempting to revitalize physical education in schools, and everyone who cares about children should read his book. John J. Ratey, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain One of the best things we can do for our children is to make exercise a routine part of their lives. This is a highly readable, informative book that explains the huge physical, cognitive, and mental health benefits our children gain when we help them to stay active. Wendy A. Suzuki, PhD, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University and author of Healthy Brain, Happy Life A significant amount of scientific research has demonstrated that brains, minds, and bodies of the young all benefit from exercise. Outstanding physical education programs will give middle school and high school students the skills, knowledge, and motivation to stay fit over their lifetimes. Bill Simon makes an excellent case that physical education should be valued as highly as academic studies in our schools. Ming Guo, MD, PhD, Professor in Neurology and Pharmacology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Physical education means more than exercise. It means providing children with the knowledge and understanding they need to lead healthy lives through adequate exposure to the only subject in school that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit of students. Read this book, and learn what we all need to know to help grow sound minds and sound bodies for the sake of our country’s future. John Naber, 1976 Olympic champion swimmer, broadcaster, author, and speaker.

How to Build a Healthy Brain

Reduce stress, anxiety and depression and future-proof your brain

How to Build a Healthy Brain

'A practical manual for your brain.' - Dr Megan Rossi, author of Eat Yourself Healthy A groundbreaking science-based guide to protecting your brain health for the long term. Whatever your age, having a healthy brain is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Yet, for both young and old, diseases of the brain and mental health are the biggest killers in the 21st century. We all know how to take care of our physical health, but we often feel powerless as to what we can do to protect our mental well-being too. How to Build a Healthy Brain is here to help. Written by a passionate advocate for the importance of mental health, Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson draws on the latest research to give practical, holistic advice on how you can protect your brain health by making simple lifestyle choices. With chapters on Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise and Meditation, Kimberley has written an empowering guide to help you look after both your physical and mental well-being. 'Finally, a book that puts the brain at the centre of the health conversation, where it belongs.' - Shona Vertue, author of The Vertue Method 'A psychologist, she runs a successful private clinic in central London, combining therapy with nutrition advice, and has just written her first (excellent) book, How to Build a Healthy Brain, about protecting our mental wellbeing through factors such as diet, sleep and exercise.' - The Times 'I love your book ... it made me equal parts really excited and passionate, and also pretty angry. The science is there but it isn't being translated. This is a huge area that affects us all ... your book is absolutely brilliant at explaining what we can do to look after our brain health.' - Ella Mills on Deliciously Ella: The Podcast

The Couples’ Castle

An Inspiring Tale to Experience the Ultimate Relationship, Find the Love of Your Life, & Make Your Marriage a Masterpiece

The Couples’ Castle

When you journey through the castles rooms with the main charactersEmma and Titus, Isabella and Zeb, Olivia and Oliveryoull discover how you, too, can become one of the greatest love stories ever told. After all these years of humans walking around on earth, the statistics remains the same: 50 percent divorce and another 40 percent do not have the kind of marriage they wish for their kids. Only about 10 percent are living an authentic happily ever after. How the 10 percenters got there is what youll discover inside the couples castle. They know what drives relationships in todays world is rapidly changing. The old days of treating the wedding ceremony with pixie dust and the be-all and end-all and providing four walls and a roof with dinner served promptly at 5:00 p.m. arent enough anymore. They want more... because theres more to be had. This book offers the relationship blueprint to experience the ultimate relationship, find the love of your life, and make your marriage a masterpieceall within a fun and fast-paced narrative. Join the books couples in their race through the castles rooms to find a real happily ever after and discover all thats possible for you.

Have a Happy Life and Healthy Relationships (Collection)

Have a Happy Life and Healthy Relationships (Collection)

In The Rules of Life , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self-sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.

The Healthiest You

Take Charge of Your Brain to Take Charge of Your L

The Healthiest You

Why is The Healthiest You different from every other health, diet, and fitness plan? Because it works. Dr. Kelly Traver understands that the human brain resists change. Only when we learn the secrets of how to get our brain to work for us, not against us, can we make healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. By combining recent cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience with the latest information in medicine, nutrition, and fitness, Dr. Traver developed the Healthiest You program and initially tested it on her patients, ranging in age from twenty to eighty-one. Her results were astounding: • Among those who were overweight, the average weight loss was 19 pounds. • Among those who were diabetic, 80 percent achieved a reduction in their blood sugar. • Among those with high blood pressure, 87 percent returned their blood pressure to normal. • Some 80 percent of the smokers successfully kicked the habit. In the course of 12 short weeks, readers can achieve similar success by following Dr. Traver’s simple, straightforward instructions to work with this stubbornly change-resistant organ so that it not only accepts new, healthy lifestyle habits, it actually embraces them. You can use this empowering information to remotivate yourself whenever your enthusiasm starts to wane. With the powerful tools provided by The Healthiest You, you can learn to change your body and your life, simply by understanding and working with your brain.