I have a new Kindle book out – all about improving the brain (I needed it!). It’s very tongue in cheek …the following is the blurb on Amazon…
Your brain is the most important part of your body. Honestly. It won the award “Organ you most wouldn’t want to leave on the bus” way back in 2010 (came second to the Yamaha in 2011 unfortunately). Don’t underestimate that. But so many of us treat our brains badly. With disdain in fact. It’s dreadful. We should be ashamed. Bet you didn’t even get it a Christmas card. Tut tut. And after all it’s done for you. Keeping you alive and stuff. Oh it’s a thankless task being a brain.
But it doesn’t have to be that way and this book will show you how.
Work it Baby: 12 Steps to a Fitter, Stronger and Smarter Brain
In this book you will read about the 12 steps to make your brain fitter, stronger and smarter. I’ll cover the make up of the brain (NOT a bit of eye shadow & a touch of blusher), the nervous system (scared of the dark) and the importance of sleep (hoorah). You’ll also learn about the best food for the brain (apologies – this includes yogurt), the need to keep your brain busy and active (go learn some quantum physics, NOW) and the need to have lots of fun (thank god – warm up the X Box – I’m coming on).
I’ll also talk about the importance of taking time out to meditate and reflect (particularly if you’re just about to punch someone). After all it is very often our chaotic lives that lead to our muddled brains. To help with that the book also provides some suggestions of how to get organised & find a system that works.
And we also need to think about how we learn … yes after all we are children of the renaissance (actually I think we’re great great great grandchildren of the renaissance aren’t we?) – learning is important to us all. But we need to find effective learning strategies to ensure we learn in a way that suits the brain – otherwise it will not cooperate (it can be stubborn that way).
And finally you’ll learn that your brain would prefer you to focus on the future and not on the past. None of us can change the past (unless my time machine works out…if it does you and your brain will be the first to know) – so it is futile living there. Your future lies before you and your brain can help you plan and live it. Don’t waste those valuable cells on a past long gone.
In effect this book will help you create a mind – a powerful mind. You’ll learn about the brain games that can help memory, how to train your brain to learn quickly and effectively and how to learn faster. You’ll learn about the mind and body, how the two are interrelated and how one affects the other. There is a union between Mind and Emotions, Brain and Behaviour – none of these things can be separated and the brain is key to them all. Treating the brain well is vital if you are to ensure your mind, body, and emotions are in harmony and function as they should.
This book is a humorous look at your brain – and how it affects your body, emotions and behaviour. It explores the reasons why the brain is important and why you should take care of it in order to get the very best out of your life.
So Work it Baby – follow the 12 steps to a fitter, smarter and stronger brain and reap the rewards.