Happy Mother’s Day
April is Library Workers’ Appreciation month so we baked some chocolate and sesame seeds candies for our local library.
Dr. Amen has written in his book, “Magnificient Mind at Any Age,” page 19, “Anything that harms brain function starts to erode your brain’s reserve. Here are some factors known to decrease brain reserve:
- Prenatal or birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Excessive alcohol
- Drug abuse
- Negative thinking
- Poor diet
- Environmental toxins
- Chronic stress
- Lack of sleep/sleep apnea
- Excessive caffeine
- Too much television or violent video games
- Lack of exercise
Likewise, maintaining a brain healthy life will increase your reserve or hardiness to deal with pending stresses or trouble. I always want to be increasing my brain reserve, so I can deal with the crises that inevitable will come my way.”
Book: “Magnificent Mind At Any Age,” New York Times Bestseller, by Daniel G. Amen, M.D., Three Rivers Press, N.Y., 2008.
“The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.” Jewish Proverb
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, April, 2018
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely, thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. These acts of kindness have a trickle-down effect.