I have been reading a great book, Healthy Brain, Happy Life by Dr. Wendy Suzuki. I just finished the first chapter, and I want to share with you my experiences from each one of the “Hacks” (Which are experiments to test out before I go on to the next chapter.) This book is about changing my life for the better, enriching my life and expanding it through experimentation, determination, and healthy habits. What have I done?
Big Motor – Dance Steps, I went to you tube, and found many people are out there trying to help others dance. I learned the “Sponge Bob”. Never heard of it before, but it looked like fun. https://youtu.be/sOj9ThU_6qk
Taste- Eat in total darkness, I did not eat in total darkness, but I have been savoring my food. Taste all the ingredients in the food. My husband makes the best “Gravy” or sauce as some people call it. Tasting all those carrots in the sauce, and how they lend the sweetness to the gravy. Let the ingredients dance on my tongue before I devour it.
Cognitive- Moth Radio, Listening to stories engages your imagination, this was my choice…http://themoth.org/posts/stories/about-you-and-me
Auditory- Listen to music in a foreign language, Listened to pop music in French French Pop
Olfactory- Practice Smelling, since I work in the tasting room most days, recently, I have been breathing in the scent of wine. Trying to pick out all the notes before tasting. Even, taking it one step further, and enjoying the smell of my food before the fork touches my meal.