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6 Brain Healthy New Year's Resolutions

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Swoosh … the year is almost over!  Where did it go?  It went by so fast! You know... it’s about time to look at those resolutions for 2016. Resolutions are an effective way to appreciate the past and look forward to getting better in the coming year.  In doing so, it’s always important to make sure that some of those resolutions contribute to better brain health and memory.  Here are a few for you to consider:  

1) I will eat heart healthy.  A Recent study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital  showed that women who ate the most saturated fats from foods such as red meat and butter performed worse on memory and thinking tests than women who ate the lowest amount of these fats. This study supports other data that links heart healthy diets to improved brain health and memory. While there are many theories on why heart healthy diets have an impact on memory performance and brain health, the most commonly held belief is related to cholesterol levels in the body. Consuming foods high in saturated fats and trans-fats promotes cholesterol buildup in the body.  


Nine Helpful Apps for Busy Mommies

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Most memory researchers will tell you that disorganization and stress are major contributors to forgetfulness.  As a matter of fact, the two are interrelated. For mommies, it seems like every day is filled with unending lists of things to do and the extreme stress of never having enough time to get them done. Throw in the unpredictability of life and insanity rules the day.  There are, however, some tools out there that can help you de-clutter your brain, regain some time, sanity, and memory. Here are some mom tested apps for your smart phone that can make your life easier.


Get Organized for the Holidays

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Ready or not, the holiday season is here! For many people, this time of year means increased stress and busy-ness. Whether you’re hosting a holiday meal, preparing for guests, or traveling to visit friends or family, being organized can save you time, money, and stress.  In addition, it can make the season more memorable. Here are some tips and ideas for how to make that happen:

PrioritiesStart by thinking through your expectations for this holiday season. What’s important to you - time with family, eating your favorite childhood foods, decorating, special gifts…? Discuss with your family your and their expectations. Make a list of traditions and new ideas, and decide what’s really important. It’s OK to stop the auto-pilot thinking that “we have to do it this way because we’ve always done it that way.”  Spend your time and your money in alignment with those priorities.


Five Tips to Getting Things Done

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The life of a mom seems never ending. There never seems to be enough time in a day to get everything done.  Heck with all the distractions in a day it seems virtually impossible to get just one thing done. Well, unless you clone yourself (like in this picture), then getting things done is a snap. But given that you probably won’t be able to clone yourself anytime soon, here are some key tips to getting things done.
1) Put Your To-Do List on Paper 


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