“Whatever you do before you go to bed, hums in your head all night.” ~Kevin Korver “You are what you eat” is a well understood maxim. “You are what you think” follows the same principles. Whatever you put in (your mouth or your brain) forms the shape you’re in. So let’s take a minute to… Read More
Brain Storage and Processing
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. Mark 12:30 (NLT) Does it matter what kinds of memories we store in our brains? Does it matter which memories I choose to think about over and over again? Did you know that each time a… Read More
Tell your emotions, “You’re not in charge of me.”
“Emotions are a great gift from God. But the Lord never intended them to serve as our guide.” ~ Wayne Stiles Tests, follow-up tests, and waiting, waiting, waiting for results. Is it cancer? Knee surgery, physical therapy, put the cane away, pain-free walking…Oops. need the cane again. When people ask how I’m doing, do I respond… Read More
Want to be creative? Color it blue.
Research tells us that the color BLUE encourages our creative thinking abilities. The study was done with over 600 people performing tasks that required either detail-focused or creative thinking. The computer screen backgrounds were either red, white, or blue. Those using the blue backgrounds were twice as creative in brainstorming tasks as those on the… Read More
The Brain and Aging
Do you feel like your brain is slowing down as you get older? If you’re like me, you may experience peaks and valleys in brain performance. This infographic may help us understand the process of aging and the brain. Image via: How Your Brain Ages Infographic
Make Stress Your Friend and It Helps You Be Healthy
Health psychologist Kelly cGonigal confesses she has been teaching that stress is harmful to your health for 10 years, BUT SHE WAS WRONG. People are dying, not from stress, but in believing that stress is bad for you. The science says that changing the way you think about stress can make you healthier. What if… Read More
Does Predisposed Mean Predestined?
I love to learn about our world. I love to learn about the world that is my body. And brains are fascinating. So are genes, and inheritance, and habits… My favorite kind of learning involves stories, which make me an avid listener to Moth Radio Hour. On April Fool’s Day all four stories related to… Read More