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Friday, December 28, 2012

What Can Happen To An Aging Mind

Due to the advancement of magnetic resonance imaging, scientists have discovered significant changes in an aging mind. These are some of the findings that may be of interest to you:

(1) A slow but steady decline in short-term memory: such as opening the door of your refrigerator and then not knowing what you are looking for.

(2) A decline in verbal ability: such as not finding the right or exact word (even though it may be a simple and common word) to express yourself

(3) A decline in logical thinking: especially with numbers, such as difficulty with simple addition or subtraction

The above may occur in the 60s or 70s, although the conditions or symptoms may vary significantly in individuals.

The human brain has billions of cells, and only a fraction of it has been tapped into, so how does it explain the decline and malfunctioning of one of the most important human organs?

Along your life -- in particular in the latter half of it -- you may experience more grief, due to bereavement or loss of friends and loved ones. Yes, time may heal all wounds, but healing takes time (as much as two years for some individuals), and you may not have too much time left for one healing after another. The bottom line: your life may become more than grief. The moral lesson: be kind to yourself! Progress one day, and regress the next.

In addition to grief, another factor that may play havoc with your aging mind is stress. Evidently, stress increases with age:

(1) Your memory becomes more impaired, and you thus become more stressed in not finding what your need or expressing yourself efficiently. Learn to de-clutter your life so that it becomes more organized. If your physical environment is less cluttered, your mind may also become more organized. De-Clutter Fast show shows you how to organize your personal life for a healthy mind.

(2) Your health may start to decline, and medical conditions are stressful.

(3) Your financial health may also become another stress factor -- especially if you have a fixed income and you are confronted with the rising cost of inflation.

Do what you can to de-stress your life. Worrying won't solve the problem. Guided meditation is most effective in relaxing the aging mind. Spirituality is your best friend as you age. 

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Stephen Lau
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Monday, September 3, 2012

How To Optimize Brain Health

The art of living well is to optimize brain health.

When you think of staying fit, don’t just think from the neck down: think about your brain! Brain health plays a critical role in almost everything you do—thinking, feeling, remembering, and even sleeping. Remember, a healthy brain affects how you think. You become what you think: your experiences and your perceptions of those experiences are stored in your subconscious mind, which directs your conscious mind. In other words, your actions are directed by your thoughts, which are the byproducts of your perceptions. You become what you see, and your reality is based on your perceptions because they determine your life choices. 

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To live well, you need a healthy brain. Optimize brain health throughout your entire life. How do you maintain optimum brain health? Simple, what is good for the heart is also good for the brain. Your heart pumps about 20 percent of your blood to your brain to nourish billions of brain cells with oxygen and nutrients.

To stop your brain from aging, you need to do the following:

(1) Manage your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body weight. These numbers affect your heart as well as your brain. Research showed that obese adults with high cholesterol and high blood pressure had six times the risk for dementia. Control these numbers without drugs to optimize brain health.

All-Round Weight Loss: Everybody wants to lose some weight; some may even want to lose a lot more. Sadly, most of them gain back all the pounds they have lost, and then some. Why is that? Because weight loss is not just about eating less; after all, everybody wants to eat more, not less. Weight loss is about everything. Natural healthy weight loss is all-round, that is, it involves the body, the mind, and the spirit. To illustrate, natural healthy weight loss is also about the thinking mid; it is the thoughts that make you fat, more than anything else. According to Esther and Jerry Hicks' bestseller Money and the Law of Attraction, people not only want the food but also believe that the food will make them fat, and thus have created that which they do not want. Unfortunately, their thoughts "attract" what they do not want, so their bodies respond naturally to the thinking mind, and, as a result, they gain instead of losing weight.

(2) Eat a heart-healthy diet, which is essentially a low-fat, high-fiber diet rich in natural nutrients. Eat whole foods, not their processed counterparts.

(3) Avoid all pharmaceutical drugs, which are toxic chemicals, wherever possible. Chemical toxins in foods, drugs, and the environment create free radicals, which damage brain cells. Detoxify your body on a regular basis with Basic Body Detox.

(4) Learn to optimize your breathing, that is, learning to breathe right. Correct breathing brings sufficient oxygen and nutrients to your brain cells for optimum maintenance. Maintaining good posture holds the key to breathing right.

Create a healthier brain through breathing exercises and breathing right.: 

(5) Stress ages not only your body but also your brain. Stress affects your body's production of DHEA, which is a hormone critical to anti-aging and longevity. Meditation is an antidote to stress (Read my web pages: Why Meditation, and Meditation Healing for more information).

(6) To stop your brain from aging, you may need to change your lifestyle, such as getting involved in brain activities to keep your memory sharp and to optimize your cognitive functions. Your brain health may decline as you age due to altered connections among brain cells. The good news is that research has found that keeping your brain active not only increases its vitality, but also builds its reserve of brain cells and connections. Remember, your brain has the capability to generate new brain cells at any age. Adult learning is an important factor in brain health. Use it, or lose it!

Stephen Lau
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Compulsive Mind Is A Stressful Mind

Descartes, the great philosopher, made his famous statement: “I think, therefore I am.” Accordingly, we think and we become what our thoughts say we are.

Our thoughts are based on our experiences, or rather our perceptions of those experiences as well as our projections of those experiences in the future. Our thinking minds continuously alternate between thoughts of our past experiences and projections of those experiences in the future. Indeed, many of us are compulsive thinkers; that is, we think continuously—even in our sleep in the form of dreams in our subconscious minds. Because our minds are thinking non-stop, we are constantly identifying ourselves with our thoughts in our subconscious minds, whether we want it or not, causing confusion and self-delusion—the source of mental stress. Therefore, it is important that we need to stop our compulsive minds whenever we choose to, just as we turn off our computers. That may be a little difficult, but not totally impossible.
Stress is mental perception of fear based on our past experiences. Once the input is stored in our subconscious minds, it begins to generate negative thoughts that control our conscious minds, leading to anxiety and fear. Given that many of us are compulsive thinkers, our non-stop thinking minds begin not only to dwell on those thoughts of anxiety and fear, but also to believe in their realities. A compulsive mind is a stressful mind that creates chronic stress.
The only way to stop a compulsive mind is to stop the thinking process temporarily to give the mind a break. This can be achieved through meditation, or simply practicing mind training, such as mental attention or concentration on the present moment.
In your everyday life, you can practice mind training to focus on the present moment. Essentially, you are giving your full attention to what you are doing at that very present moment. For example, you can focus your mind on your walking. Pay close attention to every step, every movement of your hands and feet, your breathing, and your body sensations while you are walking. Many people do their walking while listening to their music, or worse, talking on the phone; they are not letting their minds focus on the present moment.
Practice mind training to stop the compulsive mind for stress relief and stress management.
A Course in Mind Power: Learn how to control your thoughts; instead of letting your thoughts control your mind. To live a stress-free life, your mind has to be in control of your thoughts, which affect your choices and decisions in life, which then become your life experiences.
Stephen Lau
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