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Ever wonder what impact our fluctuating hormones have on our brain? As women, our brains go through many transitions during adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, and aging.
On today's episode I sit down with Dr. Sarah McKay, a neuroscientist and author of The Women's Brain Book to explore the neuro myths and facts related to women’s brains.
Highlights of Today’s Episode:
- 01:48 How it all started – brain fog book idea
- 05:10 Are symptoms of menopause related to your brain or hormones?
- 06:34 Areas of brain involved with temperature regulation, emotion/mood, and sleep
- 07:20 Neurobiology of stress; stress is not always a bad thing
- 10:06 Surround yourself with people for support during difficult times
- 11:34 Be a part of a tribe that accepts you
- 12:12 Brain feels the same pain whether it’s due to social rejection or a broken bone
- 13:32 Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Ways to use your brain to minimize risk
- 15:32 Where and how you live your life during different stages
- 17:25 Dunedin Study: Identifying who will have a long life, go to jail, etc.
- 18:42 It’s never too early or late to make lifestyle changes and think positively
- 21:20 Neuroplasticity: Practice and control emotions to improve your mental health
- 28:35 Women in leadership roles need to get more sleep to be successful
- 33:43 Flourishing means wellness is not just another item on your To Do list
- 36:43 Bottom-Up: What do you need to support yourself in different dimensions?
Links and Resources in Today’s Episode:
- The Women's Brain Book
- Your Brain Health
- Women’s Brain Business
- Indulge Your Neurobiology (TED Talk)
- The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
- Dunedin Study
- Lisa Martin
- Flourish Success Path
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