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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gut memory

In sports we have muscle memory, in daily life we rely on gut memory. If a memory is internalized enough it becomes a gut memory that we can recall at the snap of our fingers without even trying. Aim for gut memory, and more importantly, trust your gut memory. Just like we have to trust our muscle memory while playing a game like tennis, we have to trust our gut memory in daily living.

Friday, November 02, 2007


I met with Kari Berit, author of "The Unexpected Caregiver". She articulates the problems of caregiving really well.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Last week

Last week, I enjoyed presenting to a group of 60 older adults. I think that a major takeaway is the idea that we have to "get it" before worrying about forgetting it. As we get older our eye sight and hearing becoming weaker, we don't see and hear things as well as we used to, and we don't "get it" quite often. Then we hesitate to ask for a repetition of the information, we feel self-conscious. This is the major cause of our downfall.......

Don't be bashful, ask for a restatement or a re-showing of the information! This will a huge difference to your assimilation of information, this will be a huge first step to a better memory.

"If you don't get it, how can you forget it!" It was never in your memory banks in the first place.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Website development

I am slowly developing a website for my brain fitness presentations. It is more for fun than as a marketing tool.

I do have two lunch time presentations of "Brain Jogging" this week.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Ending my silence

For the last four months, I have been neglecting this blog. I was somewhat unenthusiastic about life in general. During the last two weeks, I had to teach a class of 16 middle school students and the kids kicked me back into gear! Thank you kids!!

The class was "Lego Mindstorms Robotics" as part of College for Kids at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. See the following link for a robot designed by the kids:

I think that you can see why I am out of my funk now :)

Go and do something different and all of sudden you'll find that life has possibilities!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Attended a presentation

At St. Luke's, I attended a presentation called "Boost Your Brain" by Michelle Braun, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist. She presented a list of Brain Boosting Tips. I will list them here soon.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


This radio interview is a neat summary of findings that have been available to us now for more than five years.