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Smatterings: Coffee, Exercise on the Brain, and Smiling

I like to pass on to my readers good posts/articles that have helped me in some way, and I also enjoy the opportunity to “put in my two bits” on a given subject. Continue reading

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A Picture for a Smile

I pulled up the following video of my grandson, Bear, who was still just a toddler. I watched it over and over. It made me smile, for sure. I still watch it to this day whenever I need a pick-me-up. Continue reading

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My purpose in this post is two-fold: 1) I want to demonstrate how you can learn just about anything on Google (some exceptions do apply), and 2) I want to show you how “Googling” can strengthen your brain; it is an exercise in mental fitness. Continue reading

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Can Emotions Be Controlled?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This could have been said by someone struggling with mood swings! How many of us have not experienced something similar? We’re in a good mood—maybe even enjoying “the best of times”—when someone says something hurtful to us or we hear that someone has said something hurtful about us, and instantly, we spiral into the throes of despair—the worst of times. Continue reading

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Multitasking Mayhem

“Multitasking” is an illusion! It is actually a deterrent to real learning and productivity. Instead of giving so much attention to multitasking, I should instead re-train myself to focus, to pay attention to whatever I am doing. Continue reading

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Get Social!

It’s an odd connection—brain health and a wide social network. But there’s no denying it. The more social you are—i.e., the larger your network of friends and acquaintances—the less likely you are to develop Alzheimer’s or any other kind of dementia. Up to 50% less likely! Continue reading

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Brain Health and Stress Management

What does stress management have to do with a healthy brain? Research reveals that “accumulated stress is the greatest cause of age-related mental and physical decline.” The “art,” I suppose, is learning how to use cortisol/stress for all its worth (to meet those deadlines, to finish those workout sessions, and to fight or flee with agility when necessary), but when the moment has passed, to return to a state of calm, cool and collected-ness. Continue reading

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