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Author Archives: Leigh Richardson

Brain-health
Wellness

Brain Health: Beauty As We Age

We used to think that 70 is so old, one foot in the grave.  I would not think of someone like Meryl Streep, who is 70, or Christie Brinkley who is 66, or Oprah who is 66.  These ladies are so full of life and continue to bring joy to… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • March 17, 2020
Relationships

6 Mood Boosters to Try if You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

For individuals in relationships, Valentine's Day can be tremendously thrilling. Particularly if you have an affinity for grand gestures of love, this day can be the perfect justification for going all out. However, if you're single on Valentine's Day, "love day" might remind them of how alone you feel. For… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • February 10, 2020
cbd for anxiety and depression
Wellness

Could CBD Be A New Solution for Depression And Anxiety?

What exactly is CBD?  It is a kind of natural compound called a cannabinoid, which is derived from the cannabis plant.  It is directly derived from the hemp plant which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. This is where it gets confusing, which plant does it come from? The… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • January 12, 2020
holiday cookies
Nutrition

7 Tips to Get Your Brain to Say No to Holiday Sweets

Sugar is all around us. We want to fit in and celebrate with our family, friends, and co-workers, yet we know that an over-abundance of sweets has its repercussions. While it may not be as easy as pie, you can say no to the extra goodies that love saying your… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • December 9, 2019
Practice Gratitude Feature
Wellness

Gratitude is Good for You

With Thanksgiving this week, I thought it’d be appropriate to dive into thankfulness and gratitude a little more than usual. You see, there is a brain health aspect to practicing gratitude, as suggested by research, which links gratitude to personal well being. It’s also understandable that in actual practice gratitude… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • November 27, 2019
Holidays and the loneliness epidemic
Wellness

What Do the Holidays Have to do With the Loneliness Epidemic?

It is thought that the holidays are spent with loved ones and friends. From gift-giving to sharing fine meals, the holidays are synonymous with festive and happy gatherings across the world. However, not everyone looks forward to the holidays. Especially folks that are alone or isolated from their families and… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • November 20, 2019
Eating Disorders
Wellness

Eating Disorders and the Holidays

When you think of the holidays, what’s one of the first things that comes to mind? Food, right? All the dishes, casseroles, dips, and sweets — there is just so much to choose from that it makes it hard to stop. For some, this may be an enjoyable thing. For… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • November 20, 2019
Family & Friends

Beat Holiday Loneliness And Host Friendsgiving

We love our holidays in the U.S. so much we are creating informal ones to give us more to celebrate! Friendsgiving is a day where friends come together to eat and enjoy each other's company. From the combination of the words, you can tell it is a blend of 'friends'… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • November 18, 2019
Four tips to help you deal with political anxiety.
Wellness

Handling Political Anxiety As The Race Gets Closer

The 2020 presidential election is just over a year away; however, things are already heating up on both sides of the political divide. If the 2016 election is any indication, the period leading up to the 2020 election could get quite ugly. This will produce a lot of debates and… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • November 1, 2019
The 9/11 memorial in New York City stands as a reminder of the attacks, which caused PTSD for many Americans.
Wellness

Dealing With Post 9/11 PTSD

 9/11 PTSD Do you remember where you were or what you were doing in the early morning on September 11, 2001? I do. And, I will never forget. After dropping my boys off at school, I'd gone to the nearby gym and was running on a treadmill. I almost stumbled… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • September 10, 2019
Talking about the state of your finances is an important way to reduce financial anxiety about back to school/college season.
Money & Finance

How To Ease Financial Anxiety With Kids Going Back To School or College

Financial anxiety with kids going back to school/college is no minor issue. Parents are responsible for buying school supplies, saving for college tuition and expenses, and making a budget. If you are not financially prepared for all the expenses, you can get overwhelmed.  Unfortunately, as many already know, stress caused… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • August 10, 2019
Glad mature woman cools off in front of fridge menopause hot flashes
Health

Beat the Heat: Hot Flash Relief 

Some women suffer from embarrassing hot flashes that come on faster than a heat wave. They begin from inside your body and spread to your face, neck, and chest. They can strike at inopportune times like during a presentation at work or while having a glass of wine on a… Read More
  • Leigh Richardson |
  • July 1, 2019

About Leigh Richardson

Leigh Richardson

Leigh has spent her educational and professional career learning human behavior. Her focus shifted in 2002, to understanding the role the brain plays in human behavior, and how behavior can be modified with the use of neurofeedback and biofeedback. Leigh holds a Master of Science in Counselling from the University of North Texas and is working to integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into the treatment programs for many clients. Leigh completed her didactic training for neurofeedback at the University of North Texas. She completed her internship with a nationally recognized neurologist and pioneer in the field of Neurotherapy, Dr. Jonathan Walker, M.D., who has studied, researched and taught for 35 years. In 2004, while working with Dr. Walker as a neurotherapist, Leigh received her BCIA, EEG board certification. In April 2009, Leigh opened The Brain Performance Center, adding the BCIA Biofeedback board certification, and Wellness Coaching board certification to the practice. The center added cognitive behavioural therapy in 2014.