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Articles and Book recommendations from Millie.

Articles

The Talents of a Middle-Aged Brain via NYTimes.com
After we hit 40, many of us begin to worry about our aging brains. Will we spend our middle years searching for car keys and forgetting names?

Stress Portrait of a Killer via Stanford.edu
A National Geographic Special featuring Stanford University’s Robert Sapolsky

Working Later in Life May Facilitate Neural Health via Dana.org
Could working past age 65 prove beneficial to neural and cognitive health? Denise C. Park, director of the Productive Aging Laboratory at the University of Texas, suggests that continuing to engage in intellectual activities and new experiences keeps the brain running efficiently. Her theory of “scaffolding” holds that in such situations the aging brain develops new circuits that help people respond to cognitive challenges.

Brain Researchers Open Door to Editing Memory via NYTimes.com
Suppose scientists could erase certain memories by tinkering with a single substance in the brain. Could make you forget a chronic fear, a traumatic loss, even a bad habit.

Born with half a brain, woman living full life via CNN.com
Michelle Mack has turned medical thinking upside down. Born with only half a brain, Mack can speak normally, graduated from high school and has an uncanny knack for dates.

Blame It on the Brain via WSJ.com
The latest neuroscience research suggests spreading resolutions out over time is the best approach

How to Train the Aging Brain via NYTimes.com
Given all this, the question arises, can an old brain learn, and then remember what it learns? Put another way, is this a brain that should be in school?

A Brain-Based Approach to Coaching page_white_acrobat by David Rock, based on an interview with Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.
This article introduces a theoretical foundation to coaching based on brain function. It highlights some of the current findings about the neuroscience of attention, insight, reflection and action, through interviews with a leading neuroscientist.

Can You Become a Creature of New Habits? via NYTimes.com
Rather than dismissing ourselves as unchangeable creatures of habit, we can instead direct our own change by consciously developing new habits.

Book Recommendations

It’s Never Too Late To Dance – A Memoir By Award Winning Author and Authorized OASIS Trainer – Rosann Levy

It’s Never Too Late To Dance is a memoir that combines stories of self-transformation, business achievement, personal triumph, and is a humanistic, intimate, inspirational journey of a dynamic resourceful woman who faced her fears “head on.” Levy learned how to reinvent herself enabling her to live her life’s true passions. Levy’s story is her journey through empowerment, change and success. Dance is her metaphor for life and her story “It’s Never Too Late To Dance,” tells all readers to keep on “dancin’.”

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