It is said that our human brain is the most complex structure in the universe. Its full range of capabilities perhaps never to be known. Including some may claim, yet untapped capabilities, one’s that push the boundaries of human expectations far and beyond. A brain with hidden abilities, that can on occasion endow strange powers on the few who encounter them. This is my story of one such encounter. Continue reading “The Tale of The Holy Man Who Wouldn’t Shut Up”
We’re all users of feel-good stimuli. Whether it be the more obvious choice of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or drugs — or the less thought about feel-good kick we get from sugar, chocolate or caffeine. Either way, when we indulge, our brain rewards us with a dose of feel-good chemicals that keeps us coming back for more.
Many suffer from addiction, but we’re all addicts when it comes to our pleasure reward system. Just pleasure-seeking junkies — Constantly in pursuit of our next feel-good High! Continue reading “Our Inherent Addiction To Pleasure”
So who’s the greatest story-teller of all time? Charles Dickens? William Shakespeare? J K Rowling of Harry Potter fame? No, its not one of these individuals, but yes, it is a part of their collective. Something they all have in common. In fact, something we all have in common. The greatest story-teller of all time is — the Human Brain! Continue reading “We Have Always Been Story-Tellers”
We all know that exercising the body is beneficial. But does the old saying “use it or lose it” also apply to our brain? Science says that our brain needs to learn, needs new challenges and needs to be continuously gathering new information to keep it young, healthy and engaged. As it turns out “Reading Books” is one of the best ways to accomplish this! Continue reading “Why Reading Books are Good for your Brain”
In order to answer the question posed “Who are you?” we must first look to the past. Because that is where our story of “who we are” lives. Somewhere in the vast collection of our memories are individual snapshots of our past, laid out in order on top of a grand table of time. A table of our lifetime! The present is here and gone in an instant. The future is the yet unknown. But the past? The past is always there and can be brought back to life simply by recalling old memories. And these memories tell the story of who we are!
Continue reading “Behold Your Memories and Remember Who You Are!”