100 Fascinating Brain Facts

The Alpha State

Posted: March 19, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

The Alpha State

     The natural, non-stressed, idling frequency of your brain is around 8 Hertz (Hz), called the Alpha State.  Interestingly, this is very close to the natural vibrational frequency of the planet.  It is completely normal and appropriate for your brain to slide into the Beta State (above 14 Hz) as anxiety levels and/or focus and concentration increases. 

     However, ongoing physical, mental, emotional, chemical, and electromagnetic stress causes the brain to get inappropriately locked in the Beta State...literally STUCK in a "stressed-out" brain wave state!  It is like having your car stuck in the mud!  This loss of brain wave fluidity and brain wave flexibility is the source of untold human suffering, pain and unhappiness. 

     The good news?  Our brain wave synchronization process instantly awakens the brain, unlocks it, REBOOTS the brain...restoring brain wave flexibility and refreshing the brain.  This allows your brain to return to its normal idling state: the Alpha State...the more peaceful, harmonious, intuitive, connected, relaxed, and healing state...YES!!!


Let It Go!!!

Posted: March 5, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Let It Go!!!

 

By now, most people have heard about John Travolta's butchering of Idina Menzel's name...er...Adele Dazeem...at the Oscars.  Some have defended him, saying he has dyslexia, while others have said he should have pronounced it correctly.  After all, he was only responsible for remembering ONE name.  Whichever camp you side with, it must be noted that Idina seemed fine with it.  She had to "let it go" and sing on the spot.  Good for her!

In this day and age, it is so easy to make excuses when things don't go our way...my co-worker didn't get their part of the job done; the dog ate my homework - OK, that is an old one; it was Billy's fault we lost the game; the teacher doesn't like me; John Travolta screwed up my name; (insert excuse here).  Perhaps we can all learn from this example and just "let it go" when something doesn't go our way.  As the old saying goes, "sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you."

The important thing is to learn from your experiences and do better the next time.  The way Idina handled herself was beautiful.  And, in the grand scheme of life this was just a blip on the radar.  It seems it is already giving her fantastic career a boost.  There's no such thing as bad publicity!

So, the next time your morning starts off like this: the coffee maker breaks, your 7-year old barfs in the car on the way to school, you forget the flash drive with the finalized presentation that is due at 11am, there is a traffic jam on 400...you get the idea...try to "let it go!"  Laugh to yourself about how ridiculous the whole thing is...maybe even play that song from FROZEN - what is the name of it again???  This is a crazy life we all have, but let's be grateful for every moment and let go the things we can't control.

So if you pass me driving around town and see me belting out a song, you can bet I am singing along with Adele Dazeem!

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