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Lighten Up Your Mood: A Look At BDNF To Protect Your Brain

Are you thinking or even worried about how your brain is going to be aging over the next few years? Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in protecting the brain from neurodegenerative disease. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: The benefits of brain derived neurotrophic factor. What affects our BDNF? How to improve your BDNF production.


Detox Your Brain

Is your brain’s cleansing and nourishing systems optimal? Do you need a brain boost? In today’s episode Susan discusses: The way that the brain detoxes itself What science has to say 4 tips to establish a healthy brain flow


The Science of Meditation

Meditation allows us to gain access to our own powerful inner resources for awareness, transformation, and healing to occur. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Different types of meditation Meditation and stress reduction What science as to say


From Confusion to Concentration: The Science Of How To Stay Focused

How many things are pulling for your attention right now? Is your to-do list growing? Are you confused as to what to do next? In todays episode, Susan discusses: The cause of distraction How the brain chooses to focus 6 tips to develop to stay focused


How To Improve Focus: 7 Natural Remedies

There are many pharmaceuticals that are designed to improve attention, focus, and increased productivity. But at what cost? In today’s episode, Susan discusses: What happens when we use non-natural remedies? How our mitochondria dictate our energy Remedies to help us focus better


Seven Tips for Staying Hydrated: An Alternative View

Cellular hydration matters for your mood. Looking at more subtle viewpoints allows us to get to the root of our mood issues. In todays episode, Susan will discuss: The element theory and hydration How we become out of balance 7 tips to absorb water effectively


Does Water Affect Your Mood? A Look At Hydration.

Although it is well known that water is essential for human survival, it’s only within the last decade that we have begun to understand its role in the maintenance of brain function. When we get dehydrated, our brain actually shrinks. In todays episode, Susan discusses: The physiology of being hydrated The mood hydration connection How to increase your cellular hydration

Does Inflammation Affect Your Mood?

Struggling with feeling the blues or feeling anxious? Research continues to say our gut may be a place to look for a solution. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: The gut-brain connection Inflammation on your brain and behavior Practices to get started

What Do You Feed Your Mind? Three Levels of Mental Nutrition

What we feed our mind not only changes things in the moment; but has the capacity to leave behind the vibrational footprint that is reflected in our resilience. In todays episode, Susan discusses: The physical elements and the mind Mental nutrition 3 qualities of the mind

Soundbite Knowledge; Do we really need the full course?

I have heard it said; 'Don’t believe what you hear, and only believe half of what you see". Could this be true? In this episode, Susan discusses: The meaning of Soundbite knowledge What are the weaknesses and implications 7 Steps to build your self-knowledge

Fasting Strategies, Which One Is Best?

I am a strong advocate for overnight fasting. After conducting extensive research, I realized that this might be the best strategy for most. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: 4 strategies of fasting Benefits of each Counter-indications Questions from our community

Does Fasting Improve Vitality?

A lot has been said about fasting. A lot of it as good for you as junk food. But the overall principle is the same in all of them: the body needs time to rest from the daily activity of digestion. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: The health benefits of fasting A technique of fasting that is effective and safe Guidelines for conducting your at home fast

Create the Force for Transformation

Did you know that there are special practices that help you to reconnect to the forces that keep you alive and vital? In today’s episode, Susan discusses the need to tap into our core vital energy; to heal, nourish and transform our life and society. Topics include: Significance of special practices Resilience training for rejuvenation Proper techniques to tap into vitality

Vital Energy: How To Get It and Keep It

Do you ever find yourself in the mid-afternoon with low energy, feeling exhausted and your enthusiasm, and drive diminished? In today's episode, Susan discusses: What is vital energy? Why do we need to understand it? 7 Habits to refuel your energy

Silence Is Golden: A Look Into Meditation

Did you know that meditation may result in lasting changes in mental function? In today's episode, Susan discusses: Meditation and mental function Research on PTSD and meditation Diet tips to support mental function

What Is Stress All About?

Did you know that stress exacerbates disease symptoms and drives disease progression, and diseases disrupt stress responses to produce neuropsychiatric symptoms? In todays episode, Susan discusses: Stress and Alzheimer’s Disease Why stress packs on the pounds Exercises to counteract stress

Can Breathing Push Away Anxiety?

It may be hard to believe, but 9 out of 10 adults breathe incorrectly; but fortunately, we can relearn how to breath and do it correctly. In today's episode, Susan discusses: How breathing affects anxiety Proper breathing technique How to strengthen your breathing muscle

Can Meditation Alleviate Anxiety?

Meditation makes perfect sense for working with anxiety, especially if it is taught systematically and with precision. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Meditation moves mainstream Physiological benefits of meditation What research tells us


Are We Entering A New Age of Anxiety?

Research shows anxiety — characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear — is now 800 percent more prevalent than all forms of cancer. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Anxiety as the new depression Causes of anxiety Anxiety free living solutions


Can Exercise Improve Your Brain’s Resilience?

Researchers say one new case of dementia is detected every four seconds globally. Can exercise help with making the brain more resilient? In today's episode, Susan discusses how exercise: Protects the brain Helps with anxiety and Improves memory