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July 14, 2020

Alone vs Lonely: Understanding the Difference Makes All The Difference

If there is one thing that COVID-19 has shown us, it is that human beings have an immense need for connection. Isolation has brought us closer to understanding that the feeling of loneliness and the fact of being alone are two very different things. It is undeniable that humans are social creatures and we need … Continued

June 30, 2020

How Many Hours of Sleep Do I Need Each Day for My Age?

It’s no secret that getting enough sleep is essential for good health, and you’ve probably felt some of the short-term effects of even a single night of sleep deprivation.  Still, many people are skimping on sleep and believe that they can function perfectly fine on four hours a night.  In this article, we’ve debunked a … Continued

June 19, 2020

Calm Parent, Calm Child: A Guide to Mindful Parenting

Calm Parent, Calm Child. A Guide to Mindful Parenting. By Christopher Willard In my work consulting with schools or running mindfulness workshops with parents, I’m asked the same question again and again. “How do I get more mindful kids?” The answer is not always what those caregivers want to hear. The reality is that I … Continued

May 29, 2020

What Is Lucid Dreaming & How Can We Practice It?

What is Lucid Dreaming? Have you ever waken up in your sleep only to find out that you were actually still asleep and dreaming? Lucid dreams are the “phenomenon of becoming aware of the fact that one is dreaming during ongoing sleep” (1).  It means that you are an active member of your dreaming experience and … Continued

May 24, 2020

Meditation & Creativity with Artist James Zucco

James Zucco, a former art director in advertising, and now accomplished artist in Minneapolis shares his story about his experience with meditation, art & creativity. James Zucco spent many years creating award-winning work as an art director in advertising. Three of his commercials are featured in the permanent collection at MoMA, and his work has earned … Continued

May 19, 2020

What Is Consciousness? Measuring Consciousness with EEG & fMRI

What is Consciousness? We inherently know what it means to be conscious, yet we have a difficult time explaining it… so what exactly is consciousness?  Throughout history (and still to this day), philosophers and scientists have not fully understood human consciousness.  Back in the 1600s, philosophers believed that the mind was completely separate from the … Continued

May 8, 2020

The History of Sleep: How We Came to Discover Sleep Stages

It’s safe to say that humans have been sleeping since the dawn of humanity… but in spite of this, much of our understanding did not occur until the 20th century. Let’s take a look at breakthroughs through the history of sleep that have brought us closer to understanding its stages. Henri Pieron (1881-1964) Henri Piéron was … Continued

April 30, 2020

A Sleep Psychologist’s Take on Sleep During COVID-19

In a recent cross-account, national consumer study conducted by US PR agency, Kickstand, uncovering some profound data on COVID-19’s impact on stress, mental health, and access to resources. Among the findings:  69% of Americans agree COVID-19 has negatively impacted their mental health, with 80% agreeing it has increased their stress and anxiety levels At the … Continued

April 9, 2020

The Difference Between Meditation and Sleep

Admit it, sometimes when you’re meditating you think to yourself, “Why don’t I just go to sleep instead?” There’s no shame in that! In fact, that’s part of the point of meditation—to rest and relax the mind—but sleep and meditation don’t affect the mind in the same way. Here’s a more in-depth look at what … Continued

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