7 Ways to R-E-S-P-E-C-T Yourself

 

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Rejuevenate by getting enough sleep to fill your individual needs. Why do we need sleep?  While we’re sleeping, our brain is kicking in to create connections between brain cells and increasing neuroplasticity, our brain’s ability to change and adapt Lack of sleep can actually make us age faster.* Continue reading

Breaking Good, Part 2 – Changing the World

I recently got hooked on the television series “Breaking Bad.” As I watched the story line unfold, I started thinking about how one simple decision can lead to an unexpected chain of events.  In the case of the infamous Walter White, mild-mannered Chemistry teacher turned bad guy, this decision led to murder, an airline catastrophe, and so much more.  In a television series, of course, the viewer gets to see what happens from that first moment a character makes a choice. Continue reading

ABCs of Vital Aging: Assertiveness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I was in my early 20’s, many moons ago, community education programs would offer Assertiveness Training courses. My friend and I would go to these classes, hoping to break ourselves of our passive (and occasionally, passive-aggressive) behavior. We wanted to be able to ask the waitress for another burger when the one we ordered was underdone. We wanted to stand up for ourselves when other people walked all over us, or when a boyfriend stomped our hearts to bits.  Continue reading

9 Vital Aging Habits for Generation Xer’s

Do you want to avoid tarnish in your golden years?  If you’re in the Generation X age group, right now is the right time to prepare for quality longevity.  Don’t fall for those old age myths and stereotypes – we have more control than we think we do!  Take charge – you won’t regret it. 

Check out these tips, gleaned from the experts who study this kind of stuff:  

  • Keep working! Okay, so you have to retire eventually.  Well when you do, don’t just SIT AROUND. Retirement is a great time to reinvent your life, so stay active.  Go back to school, take online courses, advocate for your favorite cause, write a book about your life. . . . Not only will you keep your brain cells active, you’ll have fun doing it.  Active aging is good for our health and happiness.  

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7 Ways to Maintain your Brain

 

The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe. (Michio Kaku)

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It’s the only one we’ve got.  As far as I know, there’s no such thing as a brain transplant.  It’s up to us to make our brain as strong as possible as we age. Continue reading