7 min read · Mar 17th · How to feel in control when life gets tough so you can still achieve? Here're 8 tips on controling the uncontrollable in life.
I feel isolated – becomes – I am learning to appreciate my own company and the person I am.
So tell people what you need and ask for help. By now, you can see that control is not always about control but your perception of it. When you bring everyone together to a common goal that they feel invested in, they are more likely to persevere and keep going for each other. So don’t be shy to say: On Thursdays, I need 2 hours to myself to work on yoga/gardening/me time. I need everyone to choose a night when they will cook. I need you to help me with this once a week so that I don’t end up doing too much and exhausted, unable to find the time to recharge before the working week.
4 min read · Jul 9th · Regular exercise fortifies the brain's microstructure, a new study finds.
New research suggests that regular physical activity keeps the brain's white matter microstructure healthy and strong.
The researchers speculate that keeping brain microstructures robust via exercise may help to offset cognitive decline.
"In particular, the current findings indicate that a more active lifestyle in older adults may confer cognitive benefits in part through a neurobiological pathway involving brain tissue microstructure that can be quantified and visualized using MRI."
8 min read · Jul 20th · The most vital quandary of mental health disorders and therapies today is not whether they change the brain but how
their GP will usually either offer them an antidepressant drug or put them on a waiting list for psychological therapy. These treatments are somewhat effective: each treats depression successfully in about half of cases. The problem is, there is currently no way to tell whether someone would be more likely to get better after therapy or after drugs (or a combination of the two).
A brain-based approach to mental health disorders might also help us invent new treatments.
A crucial scientific challenge of our era will be measuring the cognitive and biological changes occurring in mental health on an individual level, and mapping out their relationships with treatment outcomes.