GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Think of it as the “brakes” that keep the brain from getting overactive. For optimal functioning, the brain must balance the excitatory and inhibitory influences: excessive excitation can lead to seizures, insomnia, anxiety, and many other clinical conditions; excessive… Continue reading Chill with GABA
Although this solution for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges has been around for decades, it is only recently that REST – or reduced environmental stimulus therapy - has been more widely available to the public. Even if you can’t swim and have never floated in a pool, a lake, or the ocean,… Continue reading Do you float?
In our very busy western society, we often wake up tired and later fall into bed exhausted, feeling as though we’ve rushed at breakneck speed through another day. Is life one long checklist that you can never quite complete? Believe me, I have been there. And there are definitely days that are like that from… Continue reading Be Still
Anyone who has read even one article on general health and wellness requirements probably knows that 7-9 hours of sleep per night is recommended for adults. But that is far from the entire story. You need REST. By that I mean that your mind, body, and spirit are most powerful and productive when they are… Continue reading Rest and Managing Stress – Level 3 of the Wellness Triangle