Optimize Your Health with Magnificent Magnesium!

Lee AnnUncategorized

If you’ve ever taken an epsom salt bath to relieve sore muscles you already know some of the myriad benefits of magnesium. It can relax your muscles and calm your mind, but the mineral also plays a bigger role in your health than you might realize. One of the most abundant minerals in our universe, our solar system, and our bodies, magnesium is essential to the functioning of each one of your cells1,2. It’s no wonder then that both supplemental and dietary magnesium have a litany of demonstrated health benefits. But what are these benefits, how does magnesium provide them, … Read More

A Good Rebellion

Lee AnnMental Health, Neurofeedback

When we hear the word Rebellion, we often think it’s a bad thing. But that’s not always the case. After all, America’s foundations were, in part, based upon healthy rebellion, right? Now, it’s time for another good dose of rebellion.  Our modern American culture has adopted some false and limiting beliefs about aging we would all do well to reject. The Power of Beliefs and Culture Our beliefs impact our health dramatically – we read about the science of how our mind influences our body. The placebo effect is an incredible testimony to the power of belief to heal the … Read More

The 5-Year Old in Your Mind Has Far More Control than You Know!

Lee AnnUncategorized

We all like to think that the way we perceive reality is accurate. We all like to believe that we are good at interpreting our own motivations and the motives of others. We all like to think we are perceiving and processing incoming information well and making wise decisions with that information. But neuroscience is showing us that our perceptions and interpretations of reality are not so accurate after all, especially when we encounter information that triggers deep emotional reactions that we may or may not be aware we are having. If you look at the state of our world, … Read More

Be Good to Your Brain: Take Your Concussion Seriously

Lee AnnBrain Injury, Neurofeedback

by Dale S. Foster, PhD I have been helping others, and myself, tune up our brains with neurofeedback and neurostimulation technologies for over thirty years. Every time I interview someone for the first time, whether it is for peak performance training or to help with a brain problem, I ask, “Have you ever had a brain injury?” Most respond initially with no. However, upon further questioning they almost always change their answer, remembering a time or times when they hit their head hard enough to alter their consciousness. Upon further reflection, many remember how a brain injury changed their lives … Read More

It’s NEVER JUST a Mental Health Issue

Lee AnnMental Health, Neurofeedback

We humans are complex beings. We have physical bodies made up of many complex systems. Our bodies respond to and are changed by the thoughts we think, chemicals in the environment around us, and the experiences and social interactions we have. And it matters what developmental stage we are in when certain things happen to us. If I experience the death of a parent when I am 50 years old, it impacts me very differently than if I experience the death of a parent at age 5. I get the privilege of speaking to many wonderful people who are struggling … Read More

Timing is Everything

Lee AnnMental Health, Neurofeedback

Dale S. Foster, PhD When I was 14, I got a job working in my grandfather’s garage washing the cars from his used car lot. Before anyone could tell me not to, I was driving the washed cars from the wash rack back to the lot. I remember the day I learned experientially the difference between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission. I had observed others drive a straight shift many times, but I had never done it myself. With the overconfidence of youth, I decided it looked easy enough and so I hopped in the driver’s seat of … Read More

From Trauma to Triumph: Discovering our Story and Becoming Ourselves

Lee AnnMental Health

We all experience trauma. The kinds of situations that may be defined as traumatic vary between individuals. For example, a person who had a stable childhood and a good social support network who loses a loved one will experience substantial grief, but this kind of person may move into a new season of life rather well. Ultimately that experience does not disrupt their capacity to engage life nor their understanding of who they are. They are resilient. They bounce back from difficulties and loss. But for a person who was not nurtured well in childhood and lacks good social support, … Read More

Age Like Fine Wine

Lee AnnWellness Coaching

By Lee Ann Foster, MS Human beings are amazing – at all ages. When we are young we explore, learn, and create. As we age we share the wisdom we have gathered through the years with the younger generations to make this an even more beautiful world. We are meant to age like fine wine, not be disabled by chronic diseases as we grow older. Lifestyle habits created by profit driven industries catering to convenience hungry Americans have made our population among the sickest in the modern world. If chronic disease continues to grow at its current rate, our country … Read More

Tune Up Your Brain, Tune Up Your Life

Lee AnnNeurofeedback

I got my first job as a teenager working in my grandfather’s garage. I started out washing the cars on his used car lot and worked my way up to helping the mechanics service customers’ cars and tune up their engines. Getting to drive the cars across the street from the used car lot to the wash rack and back was quite a thrill for me as a 14-year-old. But even more thrilling to me was gaining an understanding of how internal combustion engines worked, enabling cars to provide such wonderfully joyful transportation. I was especially struck by how looking … Read More

Three Habits for a Healthier Happier Brain

Lee AnnNeurofeedback, Nutrition, Wellness Coaching

We all want to experience a deep sense of meaning in our lives. We want to know that our lives matter and feel like we’re making a positive impact in the world. Our brain’s ability to function well affects our ability to feel satisfied and happy with our lives. When we are unable to sustain focus and concentration, when we’re distracted by the shiny objects and squirrels all around us, it’s very difficult to stay a course of action that leads to success and a sense of fulfillment. There are many people in our world suffering from anxiety and depression … Read More