The Jim Donovan Blog

How music can “mute” chronic pain

Sep 24, 2023

One good thing about music... when it hits, you feel no pain. - Bob Marley

 

Imagine waking up every day, not knowing if it’s going to be a “good” or “bad”...

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Benefits of Vagus Nerve Exercises & 7 Simple Practices

Aug 29, 2023

FAQ on Vagal Nerve Exercises

1. What is the vagal nerve? The vagal nerve, often referred to as the vagus nerve, is the longest cranial nerve that runs from the brainstem to the abdomen, passing...

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Melodies & Memories: Music's Answer to Alzheimer's

Aug 14, 2023
 

Above: Jim Donovan Drumming with family and person with Alzheimer's

The Harmonious Benefits of Interactive Music Activities for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

As we age, concerns about...

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Essential Oils and Memory Boost: Scent's Surprising Role in Boosting Memory

Aug 09, 2023

A pleasing scent wafting through the rooms of older adults at night could hold the key to unlocking better memories, according to a recent study conducted by neuroscientists. The findings...

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Unlocking Better Memory: The Wonders of Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Aug 08, 2023

Imagine a world where we could enhance our memory and improve our overall health simply by stimulating a single nerve in our body. Sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, right? Well,...

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Use Your “Creativity Muscle” to Live Long and Happy

Aug 01, 2023

I want you to exercise your creativity.

I want you to exercise your BRAIN.

Regularly...and over and over.

Try something outrageous. 

Build. 

Play and instrument (like a drum!).

Paint....

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Seven Tips for Getting Back Into Balance

Jul 25, 2023

Picture a community with an elaborate superhighway system.

One where:

  • Lightning-fast travel is constant.
  • There are exits every few miles to important neighborhoods and businesses that keep the...
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Top 10 Simple Methods to Stimulate Vagus Nerve Function for Wellbeing

Mar 23, 2023
 

The vagus nerve: How to use your body's built in stress reliever

Did you know that stimulating your vagus nerve can help reduce stress?

Stimulating the vagus nerve has been found to be a...

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What Is Brain Humming?

Mar 20, 2023

What Is Brain Humming?

Brain humming is a simple technique that involves using your body's own “built-in” ability to relax and clear your mind—using the power of sound. 

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The Power of Frequency Healing - Simple Tips & Techniques

Mar 19, 2023

People everywhere crave the fantastic feeling that music provides.

That's why today I want to tell you about a potent way to use music's essential building block to boost your overall...

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