memory for life

Stress Awareness

Identifying a problem takes us a long way towards the goal of solving that problem.  Stress hits us where we live.  It takes a toll on our bodies and on our minds.  Some stressors are more difficult to deal with than others.  Stress that comes with nervous...

Bioavailability of Water

by Gerald Epling Memory of Water What is memory?  In both the physical sciences and the life-sciences, memory refers to a change that is long-lasting.  By example, magnetic tape can be carefully altered in a way that creates a memory trace for music.  Similarly, water...

Structured Water

by Gerald Epling Memory and Water What do we really know about the water we drink?  Is it pure?  What does pure mean?  Would we even want pure water, if we could get it? Properly distilled water does not have any particular taste.  In order to improve the taste of...

An accident of exceptional severity

by Gerald Epling The headline of January 15th read, “6 Hospitalized, One of Them Brain-Dead, After Drug Trial in France“.  Just past the headline we can see Marisol Touraine, the health minister of France, discussing the unprecedented “accident of...

Dream World

by Gerald Epling Last night as I lay sleeping, a large owl came to perch on the tree outside my bedroom.  Soon, the air was filled with resonant tones.  “Who, who, who”, the familiar voice called.  Even in the depth of slumber, my ears do not sleep but listen with...

Passion for Life

by Gerald Epling What inspires you to wake up and start your day?  If you wake up easily and look forward to the activities of the day, then you probably have found a way to tap into three important facets of a good life. The Big Three Inside each of us there is a...

Good things for the brain

by Gerald Epling What can I do for my brain?  This is a question that comes to mind every day for people from all walks of life.  Some people want a competitive advantage, others just want to know that they are doing all that they can to avoid dementia.  Most people...

Energy Adjustment

by Gerald Epling Even if you have a lot on your mind, the disarming smile of a child can redirect your attention to a happier place.  We naturally adjust to the social temperature of a room with little conscious effort.  This human ability to accept and mirror the...

Brain to Mind

by Gerald Epling On the way to consciousness Somewhere between “out there” and “in here”, our brains organize what we hear, and see into distinct items, and arrangements of items.  These arrangements might be the face of a friend or the sound...

Is Psychological Education almost as good as Meditation?

by Gerald Epling Perhaps, you have heard of mindfulness meditation?  It is the practice of meditation that is focused on keeping the mind centered on what is happening here and now in the present time.  Mindful meditation aims at enhancing the ability of an individual...