Brain Bulletin 100 - If You Do this, Then You May LIve to 100

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Have you planned your 100th birthday party?

Why not? Remember, the pictures you put in your brain are important.

Everyone wants to live a long, good life, and science is helping us make that happen. This is an opportunity, and a challenge. 

Is there a secret to living a long, good life? Maybe.

Hans Seyle says, "If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions." True. And are there other long-life secrets? It turns out there are. Let's hear from some experts. People who have actually lived to a hundred. If asked, what advice would they give you?

"Don't eat junk food." ~ Besse C, age 116

    {Good advice, Besse. Food can be a medicine, or a toxin for your brain. Here's a place to start > 

Brain Bulletin #41 - Eat 5 of These Super Brain Foods Every Day!

"My family has always given me meaning. Having friend helps too." ~ Justina S, age 100

   {Justina is right. Science says that staying connected and engaged with others is one of the best things you can do to keep your brain healthy.}

"Kindness. Treat people right and be nice to other people." 

~ Gertrude W, age 116

  {A good reminder, Gertrude. Charles Schulz would agree >

Brain Bulletin #76 - The Charles Schulz Philosophy  

"I live on green vegetables." ~ Bernando L, age 111

  {Well done, Bernando. I eat a lot of them too. And other things. Here's a good list > Brain Bulletin #3 - Is Your Brain Rancid?

"I made sure that I got plenty of exercise, and ate a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning." ~ Jessie C, age 107

  {Jessie, exercise and porridge are great for your brain. Here's something else to try >

Brain Bulletin #19 - The #1 Breakfast for Your Brain

"Friends, a good cigar, drinking lots of good water, staying positive, and lots of singing will keep you alive for a long time."

~ Christian M, age 115

  {Christian, you got most of this right. Regarding music >

Brain Bulletin #24 - This is Your Brain on Music 

"I do lots of good deeds, so maybe that's helped."

~Rose S, age 100

{Without a doubt. Science confirms altruism is good for your brain.}

"Love people. Find something to like about the person....It's there. Because we're all just people." ~ Lucille B, age 100

  {Indeed > Brain Bulletin #75 - Because that's How You See Yourself }

"I participate in lots of activities. I play bingo, do crafts, and attend fitness classes, like zumba, chair yoga, sittercise."

~ Mae L, age 100

"I traveled the world. People interested me then, and still do. I remain very curious about life, and if something new happens, I want to be involved." ~ Lili R, age 100

  {Big like, Lili. And you get the final word.}

Living a long life with a good brain is a remarkable achievement.

Now you know how. 

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My favourite book this month > "The Silo Effect - The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers"by Gillian Tett. Well worth reading. Remember, it's hard to read the label when you're inside the bottle. 

It's been a busy couple months. 18 presentations since the last Brain Bulletin:

 Highlights included speaking at The Educational Neuroscience Symposium in Indianapolis, and the IMPACT Group in St. Louis {with a trip to St. Louis landmark Ted Drewes Frozen Custard....pretty sure frozen custard is a brain food when I'm in SL  ;-) }.

I also keynoted the MART Conference in Winnipeg, and spoke at TWU, the BCTF, and CPABC. January sees me heading to Hannover, Germany to keynote and close the Association of German International Schools Annual Conference. I love my job.

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 Now for some rest, holidays, and lots of family time......I might even have time to figure out how my new camera works. 

Thanks for reading the Brain Bulletin......remember, you are a genius.

Terry Small, "the Brain Guy", Independent Scholar & Learning Skills Specialist.

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