Memory For Mommies

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Mother's Intuition: Is it Real?

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“I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.”

 
-Kim Basinger, Famous Actress and Mother 
 
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” 
 
-Albert Einstein
 
 
What happens to a mother’s intuition when a child is conceived?  Many say that mothers’ intuition goes through the ceiling. It’s a question that many people have attempted to explain throughout the ages. There have been plenty of instances such as: 

• A mom, sensing that something is wrong with her child, rushes to school to find that her child has been injured.

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4 New Year's Resolutions that Can Help Your Brain Health and Memory

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Swoosh … 2013 is almost over!  Where did it go?  It went by so fast! You know... it’s about time to look at those resolutions for 2014. 

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 incorporate physical activity into my everyday life. Increasing physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your brain and mental health.  Physical activity increases oxygen rich blood to your brain and also helps relieve stress.  The most common physical resolution tends to be joining a gym; however, you don't need a gym membership to get more exercise.  Things like playing with your kids outside, parking farther away from your destinations for longer walks, taking stairs when you have the opportunity, scheduling 5-10 minute workout breaks, can make a big difference. 

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Mommies, How Good are You At Remembering People's Names?

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For most of us, remembering people’s names is our biggest memory challenge. We’ve all been there … walking through the grocery store and we see a familiar face. As they get closer, we begin to determine the strategy we will take. Some of those strategies include:

 

The Non Name Intro: “Hey! It’s good to see you again!” (With a look of fear on our face)

 

The Pre-emptive Strike: “Sarah Greystone (with an extended hand). It’s great to see you again?” (Hoping that they return the favor and introduce themselves back)

 

The Silent Wave: (Wave or salute with a smile on our face)

 

Total Avoidance: (In our head we’re saying: “I know I know that person. I think I’ll just avoid them today.” Of course, we’ll eventually will run into them somewhere in the store and have to use one of the above methods)

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Mommies, Keeping Stress Under Control is Vital to Your Brain Health and Sanity!

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Stress is one of those facts of life that mommies deal with every day. The seemingly unlimited number of demands from people in your life (family, friends, work, etc.) coupled with the limited amount of time and uncontrollable nature of motherhood make it virtually impossible not to have stress. Some stress is actually good for your brain and memory. In small doses stress can enhance learning, improve your immune system, and improve mental outlook, however, if allowed to get out of control, stress can wreak havoc on your memory and brain health.

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