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Is the Brain More Complex Than the Universe?  

In the brain, billions of neurons frantically transmit electrochemically-based messages over millions of miles of myelinated axons every second of your life. Brain structures composed of innervated tissue, nuclei and cell bundles also receive and send messages unceasingly via neurons supported by a fatty substance called “white matter”. Somehow, this three-pound, lumpy-looking organ contained in […]

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How Meditation Regulates Emotions and Creates a Natural High  

Between the stresses of school and family life, changing hormones, and the continuing development of brain areas associated with self-control, it’s no wonder that teens feel emotions so intensely.  For many teens, using drugs is a way to distract themselves or alter their emotions.  However, there is a simpler, drug-free route to emotional control and […]

The Impact of Structure and Support at Home on Stress and PTSD  
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The Impact of Structure and Support at Home on Stress and PTSD  

A supportive and well-structured home environment helps improve a loved one’s ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. According to the National Institutes on Health (1), social support from friends and family enhances an individual’s ability to resist stressful situations and remain healthy during difficult times. When you do not have a structured and supportive environment […]

The Existential Crisis
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The Existential Crisis

The Existential Crisis The phrase “existential crisis” is a philosophy/psychology term used to describe intense feelings of anxiety, dread and meaninglessness. Attributed to the major existential philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and Martin Heidegger, an existential crisis also includes “anguish”, which is an emotional condition that Sartre considered an essential part of being human. Anguish […]