Behavior and Smart Living Lifelong learning helps build new connections in the brain. Reading a news article or doing a crossword puzzle isn’t enough. The kind of learning you did in school created new neural connections. We need novel information that takes effort to encode to exercise the brain. “A critical requirement for neuroplasticity to […]
Smart Living and Behavior “Never label anything miscellaneous,” advises Gretchen Rubin in her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm. If your entire home is one big miscellaneous, this is the book for you. Outer Order, Inner Calm is a short book of actionable suggestions about de-cluttering combined with the reasons why you should follow them. […]
Atomic Habits by James Clear is the perfect book to read to start a new year. He presents strategies and tools, developed from years of personal experimentation and research, to create good habits and stop bad ones. A prolific blogger on this topic at JamesClear.com, his habit of consistent writing led to his success in publishing. He […]
A thousand small everyday jobs and decisions take up our time and distract us from our goals. I’m always looking for a better way to accomplish daily tasks and big projects. Hard to believe I’ve been an Amazon customer since 1998 but it’s been a game-changer from the beginning. By far, my favorite thing about […]
Last week, Mark Pallone of AppMyHome.com, spoke at my Successful Aging Talks at Springfield.
The only way to save money is to spend less than you make.