February 2, 2014

The Heart is Not Just a Mechanical Pump: Insight Into HRV

Heart Rate Variability (HRV 101) by Dr. Amy Coleman Have you ever thought about the precision of the heart beat? Perhaps you have thought it might be like a metronome, the trusty metal timekeeper that musicians use to stay exactly to the beat of the music? Or, you might have thought that the heart must be like a stopwatch; with each moment between beats an exact replica of the moment […]
December 29, 2013

Lessons for 2014: The Owl-Brain and The Squirrel-Brain

     Animals have so much to teach us.  Take for example the squirrel and the owl.   The owl often perches silently, quiet and unafraid to watch the big picture of the world below.  This is a great contrast to the behavior of the squirrel, darting to and fro, in an endless frenzy of paths on the forest floor and through the trees.  Squirrels always seem to be on a […]