Do you know what you really want to be when you grow up? I consider myself to be a perpetual Toys R Us kid so I haven't really made it to the grown up section of my life yet (although I'm sure my kids would gladly poke serious holes in this statement). Despite my permanent seat on the perpetual kid train, I've watched and heard a lot of adults that seem to think that they are stuck in an endless hamster wheel of a job.
"If you can't climb a mountain then climb a hill. That's much better then standing still..." - Some motto I remember singing when I was in third grade
A friend of mine is working on her PhD. She was telling me how stressed she was to write her dissertation, which she estimates to be over 800 pages long. I then told her, "Could you do four pages a day?
A few years ago I bought a lovely vintage handbag at a church flea market. Inside the bag I found a wrinkled piece of paper, which said: don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself, Sara Henderson. I’ve no idea who Sara Henderson is and after I goggled her name, I am non the wiser.
A synapse is the point of communication between one neuron and a neighboring neuron, muscle cell or gland cell. It is the site where virtually all important brain activity emerges. There are trillions of synapses in the brain: each one of our more than 100 billion neurons may be connected to hundreds of other cells by as many as 10,000 synapses.
Has it ever happened to you? You put your hands to your head, press hard, and think “it is all too much!”
I mention this today because truly, right now most of the people I know are cramming their already busy days with more chores and more tasks in a never-ending effort to stay ahead of the game.
Talking to yourself is the preserve of mad men, right? Not according to a new study, which reveals that the seemingly irrational act of chatting to oneself actually improves cognitive function.