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Stressed Out? Relief is Just a Sigh Away
Stressed Out? Deep breath in…ahhhhh Sighing is your body’s natural response to feeling overwhelmed or stressed. It can make you feel good, melt away tension, and ease your mind and body. Given these benefits, this question might seem strange… But...
The Science of Neurofeedback Devices and Training
Neurofeedback devices measure your brain activity and use algorithms to provide feedback on your mental state. When you quantify your cognitive state, you can practice influencing it and become less stressed and more focused. Neurofeedback devices measure your cognitive state...
Maximal Effort is Not Optimal Effort: How to Apply This "Skill".
When you work out why don’t you push your heart rate as high as possible without taking breaks? When you drive your car, why don’t you rev and redline your engine? Why? Because it is not optimal. "Maximal is not...
FocusCalm: 12 Minutes Per Day for Less Stress
Taking 10,000 steps per day is a good goal for exercise…right? It’s a common belief that 10,000 steps per day will give you the benefits of physical exercise. We use our smartphones and wearable devices to track this metric. And...
Brain Fitness: Less Stress, Better Sleep, More Focus
One of my favorite descriptions of the brain is that it is like a 3-pound universe. Everything you experience is processed by your brain. It takes in information from your environment and projects what you experience as your reality. People...
Helping Anxiety: When Deep Breaths Don't Work
Helping anxiety often comes with the recommendation of taking a deep breath. But what should you do if that doesn’t work? Helping anxiety #1 tip: Take a deep breath! Did that help make you feel better? If it did, you...
Sleep Relaxation: 2 Practices to Fall Asleep Quicker and Manage Your Sleep
Sleep relaxation is a term that encompasses different practices that help you fall asleep quicker and get more rest. This piece will explain 2 simple practices I use to shift into an optimal state to fall asleep as fast as...
Stress About Being Stressed? Avoid This Mistake.
Oh my goodness, I am stressed! Uh oh, is that bad? Why am I always stressed? Does that mean there’s something wrong with me? Uh oh…here we go…down the stress rabbit hole! Does this happen to you? You get anxious...
What Happens When You Meditate? OR Your Brain on Buddhism
What if you could see inside your brain while you meditate? Meditation and other practices are core to contemplative traditions around the world. There are hundreds if not thousands of different practices and each practice has an impact on the...
How do I know if I'm meditating correctly?
Meditation seems like a simple concept…Relax and close your eyes, then PRESTO! You’re meditating! Sorry to say, there’s a little more to it than that. Learning how to meditate deeply, consistently and efficiently takes most people many years of practice....
How is FocusCalm Different from Meditation?
There has been a surge in interest around meditation and yoga in the past decade. Apps like Calm and Headspace have attracted millions of downloads. Pew Research Center found that up to 40% of Americans practice mediation at least once...
Brain training based on neuroscience.
Researchers have identified a specific brain pattern in high-performing professionals, athletes and thinkers. It’s characterized by a high level of Alpha brainwaves, coupled with low levels of the high Beta frequencies. Neuroscientists also know that the brain is trainable. In...
Your brainwaves tell a story.
Our brains are constantly in action. Every idea, thought, intention and feeling creates an electrical signal in our brains that, together, form a ‘signature’ of our state of mind. Using sensors touching the skin of your forehead, the FocusCalm headband...
FocusCalm is mindfulness you can use.
FocusCalm is a special state of mind. It’s a feeling of being relaxed and in control, yet fully present to the events and people around you. Sound impossible? It’s not! Actors use the FocusCalm mindset when recalling their lines on...