A new book is out, called: The Open Focus Brain

This breakthrough book presents a disarmingly simple idea: The way we pay attention in daily life can play a critical role in our health and well-being. According to Dr. Les Fehmi, a clinical psychologist and researcher, many of us have become stuck in “narrow-focus attention”: a tense, constricted, survival mode of attention that holds us in a state of chronic stress—and which lies at the root of common ailments including anxiety, depression, ADD, stress-related migraines, and more. To improve these conditions, Dr. Fehmi explains that we must learn to return to a relaxed, diffuse, and creative form of attention, which he calls “Open Focus.”

To read more about it and listen to excerpts from the CD that comes with the book go to this link…

 

Balance Training:

 

A new study shows that balance training prevents reoccurring injuries of the ankle, knee and hip. The best way to start balance training is to stand in a doorway with your hands at either side of the door jamb. Sta nd on one foot and just balance there. Practice using both feet, not just the one that has had injuries.

 

As it becomes easier try doing it with your eyes closed.

 

As this becomes even easier stand on a small pillow to make the balancing surface less firm.