Brain Health

A healthy brain means a healthy life—and a healthy life means a healthy brain. While genes and environment affect our brain development, lifestyle is responsible for most types of changes in brain function. The choices we make actively help or hinder how effectively we can process information, retrieve memories, regulate our emotions, communicate clearly, create and imagine, and solve problems. Healthy amounts of quality nutrition, exercise, rest, intellectual and creative stimulation, and social connection are all crucial boosts to the system, while artificial stimulants and suppressants, head injuries, sleep deprivation, and social isolation all have direct tangible impacts on our brain health. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Jill Bolte Taylor (Neuroscientist): Balanced Brain Model Reduces Stress

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who experienced a stroke and wrote about her wisdom in her book "My Stroke of Insight". In this interview, she is calls for a balanced brain model. The left hemisphere of our brain notices our differences, not our similarities.


How to Protect Your Brain from Stress | Niki Korteweg | TEDxamsterdamwomen

Chronic stress is devastating for your brain. It ruins your memory, your attention and concentration and your emotional resilience. The brain areas that help execute these functions literally deteriorate. Luckily, brain science has revealed many ways to prevent or counteract this.