Ok, I just couldn't let another day go by without checking in and writing a greeting for the New Year... sooooo without further deliberations...Wishing you all a happy, healthy, blessed and prosperous New Year!It's that time of year when people typically make New Year resolutions. In fact, according to recent statistics (click here for the stats) about 45% of Americans usually make them (I would have thought this number was higher) but only 8% are successful in achieving them.So how can we improve that number?It's about when high hopes, aspirations, and commitment meet with results. I want to be that person who helps folks figure it out! But it's not about me...it's about YOU!That's right. And you've heard me say it before, "IT ALL STARTS IN YOUR BRAIN!"It begins with a thought, then a feeling, emotion, then a decision, action, habits...character...then results... (or not).This is why one of the first things I do when I work with people is to discuss the importance of MINDFULNESS.So today is January 1 and many folks are mindful about resolving to do something or do something better, etc. But here's my thing...WHY WAIT UNTIL JAN.1? Really, we can choose to do this ANY day. We can start over or start something new ANY day. We can choose to live one day at a time and/or do something for just one day, one 24 hour period, then build momentum as time progresses, as we become mindful, take our thoughts captive, change our attitudes, focus on goals one day at a time.Can you tell I have been working a 12 step program? LOLYep, that's why, other than Facebook (by the way, I would so appreciate it if you would "LIKE" and "SHARE" my Edge NeuroFitness FB page!) I have been pretty much off the radar, lots of studying, lots of personal development and resolving issues in preparation for taking this brain fitness practice to the next level.It started last winter when I met Dr. Daniel Amen in person at a conference. He invited me to become an Amen Clinic Affiliate so I went through his training and now use many of his tools to help people identify brain system issues and optimize their brain health. So cool!By the way, if you like his stuff, you can order on his website and get a 15% discount by entering my special promo code ECENTER321But sometimes I still felt like I was stuck, without answers, resolving many issues but still some symptom or thought that just wouldn't turn around...Well folks, announcing this new technology...coming this month to Edge NeuroFitness is the Brainmaster Avatar which will allow us to image and record brain activity at all 19 electrode sites in 3D, real time, and provide biofeedback to guide the brain to where it needs to be to function at its peak! Woohoo! Check out this short video:
BrainAvatar by BrainMasterAvatar takes all the guesswork out and saves us thousands of dollars in brain scanning, sending data out for brain mapping, years of psychotherapy...we can collect the data painlessly with no medical intervention in about 30 minutes then determine where we need to go for more focus, relief, and peak performance, because it all starts in your BRAIN!
Just for the record, here are 10 things you can do to take care of your brain for the New Year and the rest of your life!
- Eat better (fresh whole foods)
- Sleep 7-8 hours/day
- Exercise regularly
- Begin each day with 10 thankful/grateful thoughts
- Eat fish or take fish oil
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water/day
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Meditate daily
- Spend time with positive people in your life
- Manage stress
Remember, if you don't take care of your mind, you could LOSE IT!
Cheers to a healthy brain in 2014!!!As I always say, "Unlock Your Brain's Potential!"
Think healthy, eat healthy, and stay well andHAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!