Dedicated to providing the most promising neuroscience and medical breakthroughs
so you live your best life​


I specialize in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders and translate the promise of neuroscience and positive psychology for individuals to live the best quality of life.  I am dedicated to enhancing lives through a holistic approach that integrates developing positive thought processes, cultivation of self-compassion, and awareness of bodily sensations with our environment.


My aim is to translate the latest scientific research into practical, useful information.


Gifted individuals exhibit increased brain processing, receptivity, and behaviors for intellectual, emotional, sensory, creative, and motor functioning supported by many neuroscience studies.  Several studies report increased brain volumes, efficiency of proces...

February 15, 2019

William Shakespeare wrote, “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.”  It is important to remember, when one’s mind tends to drift, imagining can be positive, negative, or neutral.  It is the state of our reactions to our emotions and bodily sensations, whether...

January 11, 2019

As you begin 2019, set your visions by mindfully adjusting when life throws curve balls. Swing for the fences each and every time because you never know when you will make it home. 

  1. Set an attainable goal that has meaning and is specific.  The greater detail of the...

December 22, 2017

The hustle and bustle of the holidays causes us to run around frantically on autopilot.  Here are a few tips to keep you refreshed, balanced, and healthy during the holidays.  

1.  Allow for a mindful pause.   Our thoughts, emotions, and running stories are interc...

December 14, 2017

I recently encountered two tragic events on the same day during Thanksgiving week, which made celebrating difficult.  We are human and during the holiday season we can get wrapped up in expectation of holiday cheer.  We forget that life actually happens where there are...

High emotional capacity is a blessing and a curse.  Without high emotional intelligence individuals like St. Teresa of Calcutta would have not impacted our world so profoundly.  We need these individuals to open our eyes to be more empathetic, caring, and develop creat...

Loving kindness is a practice that focuses on the cultivation of kindness in every form of life through our experiences, emotions, bodily sensations, and thought patterns.  The intention of a loving kindness practice is to greet each life experience with kindness in ot...

Good evening to the class of 2017, faculty, administrators, and families.  We are here to celebrate the graduates and it is clear this monumental event exists on account of Alverno’s phenomenal education, the supportive families and the inspired, hard work of the gradu...

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