Brain Health-e-Bytes

Faster than a speeding Ferrari!
More powerful than a supercomputer!
Able to leap at opportunities with a single thought!

Look! Up in your head!
It’s your eyes!
It’s your ears!
It’s YOUR BRAIN!

We make 5000 new brain cells every day of our lives – even into old age. But our lifestyles determine how well our brain cells function. Read Helena’s Brain-e-Bytes to discover how to Boost your Brain and stay as sharp at age 90 as you were at age 30. You can also read more about keeping your brain fit in her book In Search of My Father – Dementia is no match for a daughter’s determination.

How to press pause on panic

When I was a medical student, the first thing we were taught to do in an emergency was to take our own pulse, NOT the patient’s.  Why?  To calm ourselves down so that we could think rationally.  [...]

Write a DON’T do list

Stress seems to be an inevitable part of life and it’s eroding our health and our quality of life. Research has shown that stress contributes to 80% of all diseases and it’s the number one cause [...]

Three Big Brain-Boosters

I don’t know anyone whose life hasn’t in some way been shaken by the devastating fires. My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered fear and loss. And to all the firefighters and helpers who [...]

My Father’s Answer to everything

Not long ago, I asked my father for his most important life advice. My first question was: ‘What’s the key to a lasting happy relationship?’ He answered: ‘Find someone you can laugh with and cry [...]

Turn Temptation into Triumph

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in May 2018 found that differences in size and structure of specific regions of the brain’s prefrontal cortex predicted a person’s ability to [...]

Turn Gripes into Gifts

Whenever I feel disappointed or encounter a painful or difficult situation, I play the Game of Gripes to Gifts. I ask myself: Even though I’m not feeling positive about this, what could be the [...]

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