From the Desk of Jennifer Wolkin, PhD:
Welcome to BrainCurves™, my blog and online mind-body-brain wellness community.
Since as far back as I can remember writing has been a tool I’ve used in order to connect both more deeply with my innermost self, and to others. Today I enjoy writing for the greater purpose of sharing my love of teaching the science of whole-body wellness.
Through my writing, I seek to connect with you so that we may support one another and learn together how to embrace all aspects of who we are. From the unique neural tracts curving through our brains, to the unique curves of our bodies – no matter what our background, shape, or size.
I’ve found, both personally and professionally, that a key element in living our best lives is finding a like-minded community in which we can support one another through healing thoughts, words, and ideas.
Please join me by commenting, sharing, and adding your voice. I welcome your questions, feedback, and invite you to truly make BrainCurves your own.
I hope you enjoy my musings about the mind-body-brain approach to living your best life. Together, let’s embrace all of our curves, be brainspired, and go from surviving to thriving!
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.org If we were able to prove that individuals suffering from PTSD are experiencing reversible neurological changes, would that help to alleviate any taboo associated with trauma, so sufferers are able to get the...read more
In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, and in response to the tragedy in Orlando, I offer five ways to help us help our children and ourselves in times of trauma. Give Yourself Permission to Feel Many Emotions at Different Times: One of the core concepts of...read more
This blog post originally appeared on About Meditation. I want to bust a myth associated with what it truly means to “practice mindfulness.” And I want to share some tips about how to bring mindfulness into your life. I have found that the most common misconception...read more
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.Org Imagine being poked by a thermal probe that heats a small area of your skin to 120.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Ouch. Now imagine trying mindfulness meditation, and having that probe touch your skin again. Painful,...read more
This blog post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Less might sometimes be more, but two brains are most definitely better than one! How extraordinary then that research continues to confirm a second brain that resides in our guts. Yes, our gut has its own...read more
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.Org The brain is the grand conductor of the symphony of our selves. The brain leads mind and body, and the brain heeds mind and body. The brain plays a role in every thought, feeling, and body sensation we experience. That...read more
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.Org Running half-marathons barefoot in the snow. Climbing mountains while wearing only shorts. Standing in a cylinder filled with 700 kilograms of ice cubes. Self-proclaimed “Iceman” Wim Hof, claims that he can do all of...read more
This post originally appeared on Mindful.org The other week, I lost a dear friend and colleague, Jamie Zimmerman. A physician, meditation teacher, and author, Jamie lectured internationally on “meditation medicine” and living your calling. She was passionate about...read more
I am so grateful that my review regarding the mechanisms behind mindfulness's positive impact upon psychological well-being was recently published by Dove Medical Press (with a video included!) The following blog post is based off that review. Let's Thrive! - Dr....read more
I've been writing recently about the profound connection between the brain and our gut! Most of my writing was intellectual, sometimes metaphorical, maybe a bit poetic, and also humbly instructional (i.e., the way mindful eating fosters health vis a vis this...read more