Weekend Reading | Jul. 11

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

To Build (or Break) a Child’s Spirit

I wish I’d abandoned the role of demanding taskmaster sooner, but I will not dwell on yesterday. Today matters more.

Feeding the Anxious Brain

Over the last two years I’ve been on a personal mission to change the way we eat to help feed my children’s brains and maximize brain function. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Our gut, the lining of our intestines is completely connected to our brains and indeed has been called by some scientists The Second Brain. “The majority of patients with anxiety and depression will also have alterations of their GI function,” said Dr. Emeran Mayer, professor of medicine, physiology and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles.

How Trauma Affects Your Brain

In fact, one of the most exciting implications of neuroscience in the past decade is that your brain is always changing in response to experience. Healing, then, becomes more imminently possible than ever. Why? Because you can create experiences that help your brain change daily.

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