Do This One Thing to Change and Protect Your Brain For Life

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Sorry but the One Thing to improve brain health is not the clubbing, but the aerobic dancing.

I know. It sounds like click-bait. But I really, really wanted you to check out this post because brain health is very important to me. And if I’d titled this —

 “30-minutes of aerobic exercise 3-4 times a week can elevate your mood, improve your focus, and protect your brain from age-related degeneration

— you wouldn’t be reading it. But it’s true.

Check out the funny but informative 11-minute TED Talk below.

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Why You Need Enough Sleep (In 18 Minutes or Less)

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You probably aren’t getting enough sleep, or getting enough good sleep.

I know I wasn’t — and still struggle at times to get enough. In my twenties and early thirties, I bragged about sleeping only 5 hours a night and about the times I’d abuse my body with things like 76 hours without sleep or only 12 hours in a week.

In his eye-opening TED Talk, neuroscientist Russell Foster debunks some common myths about sleep and calls us to take sleep seriously as a society. Continue reading “Why You Need Enough Sleep (In 18 Minutes or Less)”

Isolation Is the Dream-killer, Not Your Rotten Attitude

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Social isolation damages our success as well as our mental and physical health. And I speak from personal experience. I’m  terrible at networking — online or in person. So please, take just 18 minutes to watch this delightfully inspiring TEDx talk by Barbara Sher about the power of connection — with strangers.

And discover how you can make your dreams come true.

I’m not kidding.

This is not woo-woo. As a matter of fact, Barbara Sher is going to trash-talk “positive thinking.” (And I’m pretty certain she’d have a few things to say about “The Secret” as well. She apparently doesn’t take any nonsensical guff.)

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