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Meditation and the Youthful Brain

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Excerpt by Denise Dador | ABC7

As you age, your brain shrinks, but researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles say the key to keeping your brain youthful might be meditation. Making meditation easy and accessible is at the heart of what Diana Winston teaches her students. She started her practice 25 years ago. “I feel a youthfulness, a happiness, from a meditating mind,” Winston said.

Could meditation be behind her younger outlook?


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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.