Sharing ways to make good days happen


Methane And The Gulf Oil Spill! sticky icon

Methane helped trigger the explosion that lead to the Gulf Oil Spill,

And Global Runaway Consumption Can Trigger Another Methane Catastrophe!

See It All On ABC TV Video In This Article!

Runaway Consumption Threatens The Earth!

Gloomiest Story  To Hit Good Day Journal!

Don't Read It!

by Harris Jensen, MD

We at the Good Day Journal, try to give you news you can use to build a better day for yourself. 

Dr. Harris Jensen's Book Grows! sticky icon

"Trillions" Grows As A Work In Progress

Word Count Passes 35,000!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal


It is fun to see a project take off.  After encouragement from friends and patients, I'm writing like the wind!  More than 120 pages in length now.  More than 80 people have downloaded free copies from the secret page.  I am grateful to all those encouraging me!


Topomax Marketed Illegally, Says Government sticky icon

Drug Company Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pays Millions

For Promoting Drug Topomax For Uses Not Approved By FDA

by Harris Jensen, MD

Topomax is a seizure medicine well known for it's efficacy in stopping seizures, but Janssen promoted it for other uses, not approved by the government.  As a result, doctors prescribed it and taxpayers had to pay for it, through medicare and medicaid programs.

See terms of the settlement at these links:


Attorney General

New Ways To Control Mood And Anxiety Discovered sticky icon

The Book "Trillions" Explores Ways To Apply New Brain Science Better Control Over Mood And Anxiety And Addictions Is The Payoff! Book Grows To 30,000 Words And Counting by Harris Jensen, MD Editor, Good Day Journal

Alcohol Dependence: New Insights To Get Control Of The Monster! sticky icon

Brain Imaging Studies Reveal Nerves Craving Alcohol

Network Of Nerves Crave Alcohol And Fight A Person's Rational Self Control

Medical Model Works To Understand Addiction

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal


Doctors see the brain as a whole, a wonderfully complex network of neurons that is excquisitely sensitive to the environment and dedicated to helping people solve problems and well, having a good day.

But in addiction, people find their brain is fighting them.

Astrazeneca agrees to $520 million settlement with government sticky icon

Drug company unlawfully promoted seroquel, says government

by Harris Jensen, MD

Half a billion dollars is what drug maker Astrazeneca shelled out to the governement after the government claimed it unlawfully promoted the mood stabilizer seroquel.

Read all about it at the link Agreement.


Dispatch From The Road In The West... sticky icon


New Book By Harris Jensen

Millions Are Using New Brain Science

By Tapping Into It On The Internet...

For Free!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

I am writing this note to my readers from the road.  We are in Gunnison today, Sunday, May 30, 2010, having travelled to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado.  Summer is in fuil bloom here, the mountain valleys are lush green, aspen trees are throwing out their green flags and flowers are popping out in mountain meadows.  Yesterday we saw several thousand bicyclers rolled over a mountain pass from Durango to Silverton.  They were part of what I was writing about in my new book, Trillions.

They looked vibrant, excited to see the beautiful mountain scenery, charged up by the cool mountain breezes (which sent several people to the hospital with hypothermia) and bright sun, and just loving life--by being fit and healthy.  They are part of the new healthy class, people who love life and are excited to do whatever it takes to get the most out of life.

Part of doing whatever it takes is using the new science of the brain to learn how it works.

That science has revealed we have 340 trillion connections in our brain. 

That is 340,000,000,000,000 connections if you are counting the zeros.

That is a lot of zeros.

As readers of the Journal know, exercise, eating right, taking medication if you need to for your mood, and things of this nature, all work to support these connections.  Exercise for example expands the memory center 16 percent.  Omega three fatty acid supplements can protect against a depression episode that is known to shrink the memory center by depleting it of nerve growth factor.

It used to be people thought of two classes of people, the wealthy and the poor.  There is now a third class: the healthy.  They see what is really important: living life fully and keeping fit in mind and the rest of the body.

As I wrote about the new brain science I was inspired by the many people who have shared with me through the years what things really helped them turn their lives around.  Thank you for sharing me your stories.  I've shared that information and much more in this book.

The new "Healthy Class" of people are using new and free resources on the internet to make personal changes in their life.  

My book detailing their work is now at 15,000 words and counting!

Many thanks too, to Kevin Houchin and his encouragment.  I've asked for help from many other people too, and appreciate their input: Gary Ogden, Glen Maxey, Ken LeJeune and many others.

There really is a new world out there, with the new resources on the internet, the new science available there, and the new class of people who are tapping into both.  It's really fun writing about it.  In the near future I'll offer free pdf files of this book to those who ask for it, by calling my office at 970-416-8354, and we'll give you the secret url address to put in your internet browser window to get the book.  That's right: the book will be kept at a secret web page!

Happy Trails...




Here's Free Help Structuring Your Time And Finances! sticky icon

"Samplewords" offers free documents to help people

manage their time and money

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal


It takes a lot to think through all the bills you have to pay in a month, all the things you have to do....but the people at Samplewords have made things a little easier for those trying to put some order in the craziness of their daily life.

The Space Between Center For Creative Spirit In Business...What A Great Idea! sticky icon

Colorado Entrepreneur And Attorney Starts New Creativity Service

Small Business Owners Have A New Resource For Creative Problem Solving

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal


Lightning flashed outside my office a few minutes ago: the first flash of light in the first rain of spring here in Fort Collins.

A month ago there was another flash of light in town as well.

Enlarge Your Memory Center With Exercise! sticky icon

Boost Your Emotional Brain With Exercise!

Exercising 30 minutes three times per week for 12 weeks increased the memory center size 16%

Exercise is a boost to brain health!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal


The brain is truly a most amazing part of our body.  Ten billion neurons firing one thousand times per second, with signals rocketing down miles of neurons to 340 trillion connections.