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Memory Spring Monthly

Want to Improve Your Focus? Reduce Clutter this Spring!

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Spring is almost here! When the seasons change it’s a good opportunity to reduce clutter in your life by cleaning your personal space.  
 
Organization is important for your memory.  Physical clutter creates mental clutter which promotes BSOS (Bright Shiny Object Syndrome). The more distracted you become, the tougher it is to store recallable memories.  In addition, clutter creates stress which also negatively effects brain health and memory. As a result, when you are spring cleaning your personal space, you are also cleaning your mental space.
 
Here are a few tips to reduce clutter and get better organized this Spring: 
 

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Brain Healthy Holiday Dishes


Thanksgiving Dinner Plate by Stacy

The holidays are a wonderful time for friends, family and food.  It is a time of tradition and memories.  It is also a time when we totally break free from our diets, abusing our body and brain by eating and drinking almost anything that we see (or smell).  While that’s a fine approach, we do have the opportunity to make choices that will  help our health and brain performance (without sacrificing flavor and tradition) during the holidays.  

Here are a few brain and body healthy recipes that will make your holidays special.  
 

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Take it From Captain Arrrf: Remember the 5 R's to Return to Mindfulness

Pirate Dog by Tony Werman

Mindfulness is defined as one’s capacity to avoid distractions that take our attention away from our present intention. That’s easier said than done.

In today’s world, we’re more distracted than ever. It seems like every time we turn around we’re being distracted by a person, a text, an email, a beep, a flashing sign, or something else that momentarily grabs our attention. In addition, we’re really good at self-distraction, with most of us having BSOS (Bright Shiny Object Syndrome). It doesn’t take much to distract our attention and launch us down a time draining path that we never intended to follow in the first place.  Given all the distractions, it makes it extremely difficult to get anything substantial done. 
 

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Three Tips for Improving Your Brain Health


Brain - Modupnet

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles and all the organs. The human brain has the same basic structure as other mammalian brains, but is larger in relation to body size than any other brains. It weighs about 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kilograms). The brain makes up about 2 percent of a human's body weight. Despite this, even at rest, the brain consumes 20% of the body's energy, about 327 calories per day! The brain consumes energy at 10 times the rate of the rest of the body per gram of tissue. The average power consumption of a typical adult is 100 Watts and the brain consumes 20% of this making the power of the brain 20 Watts, enough to light a light bulb!  

So, what are some tips to take care of this amazing organ? 

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