Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power!: You Can Improve and Energize Your Brain at Any Age

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power!: You Can Improve and Energize Your Brain at Any Age

by Dr. Marie Pasinski, Liz Neporent (With)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935096863
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 638,525
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Marie Pasinski is a Harvard Medical School neurologist, writer, and speaker, specializing in brain-healthy lifestyles. Liz Neporent is an author and fitness expert.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Invest in Your Brain

Improving Through Improv, Lindy Schneider 7

The Word of the Day, Eve Legato 12

The Gift of Gab, Patricia Gordon 16

Ready? Set. Go! Cathy C. Hall 19

Introduction 22

Enrich Your Mind 22

The Miracle of Neuroplasticity 24

Making Friends for Your Brain's Sake 25

The More You Know, the More You Know 27

Boosting Your Brain Power 29

Chapter 2 Your Amazing Memory

Capital of Delaware, Shawnelle Eliasen 35

Picking My Brain Booster, LD. Whitaker 40

B My Hero, Kim Hackett 45

Partly Cloudy Pancakes, Stephen D. Rogers 49

Introduction 53

How Memory Works 53

Memory Hitches and Glitches 56

Legitimate Concerns about Memory 58

Check Up on Your Memory 59

Memory Tips You Won't Forget 61

Chapter 3 Living Well to Age-Proof the Brain

Pump Up Your Brain Power Dallas Woodburn 69

Staying Sharp at 95, Jacqueline Seewald 73

Use It or Lose It, John M. Scanlan 77

Don't Forget to Dance, Teresa Ambord 79

Introduction 82

The Seven Brain Aging Risk Factors 83

Nourish Your Neurons 86

The Best Brain Booster Ever 89

Save a Brain 92

Chapter 4 Shaping Your Thoughts and Emotions

The Numbers Game, Diana Savage 97

Slug Club, Christine Catlin 102

The Handkerchief Caper, Garrett Bauman 107

Don't Overload Your Brain, Stephanie Davenport 111

Introduction 114

The Physical Path of Thought 114

What Is Your Inner Voice Telling You? 115

Minding Your Brain 117

You Are What You Think 119

Optimize Your Inner Voice 121

5-Minute Mini-Meditation 123

Chapter 5 Wake Up Your Brain

Nothing Beats a Good Book! Pat Williams 127

Get Out of That Rut! Jennie Ivey 130

Book Brain, Beth Cato 132

Practice Makes Perfect, Debbie Acklin 136

Lullaby and Good Night, Maria H. Thurman 139

Introduction 143

Sleep to Remember 143

What You Lose When You Don't Snooze 145

Slumber Numbers 147

Tips for Better Sleep 150

Chapter 6 Don't Accept Labels

Rise and Shine, Simon Lewis 157

My Traveling Brain, Anna (Betty) Brack 162

Just a Little Farther to Go, Jan Keller 165

The Power of Perseverance, Annmarie B. Tait 170

Ageless Occupation, Phyllis W. Zeno 174

Introduction 178

The Ordinary Is Really Extraordinary 180

Unusual Tradeoffs 182

Never Set Limits 183

Age Is Just a Number 185

Breaking Down Limits 186

The Multiple Intelligences 188

Meet Our Contributors 193

Meet Our Authors 201

Acknowledgments 205

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