Dr. Stephen Hawking: Power of the Mind.

Dr. Stephen Hawking: Power of the Mind.

Last month, the renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking, passed away at the age of 76 from a crippling motor neuron disease that was expected to have killed him more than fifty years earlier. “At the time [of diagnosis], I thought my life was over and that...
Does Rosemary Really Help you Remember?

Does Rosemary Really Help you Remember?

Want a quick tip for boosting your memory? Try the smell of rosemary! Research shows that rosemary essential oil aids memory in various ways: long-term memory – remembering things that have happened working memory – assisting our ability to do mental...
Do you remember when …?

Do you remember when …?

Why do we remember certain dates so well? Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news of: The Wahine disaster. It’s the 50th anniversary this year of that tragic event in New Zealand’s history. (Picture: Wikipedia) Or when man...
How Silence will Boost your Brain.

How Silence will Boost your Brain.

The research results are in! When it comes to helping the brain, silence really is golden! That’s the kind of silence where there is no sound – just mindfulness. As attributed to the philosopher, Pythagoras: “Listen and you will be wise; the beginning of...
Where Do Those Words Go?

Where Do Those Words Go?

Does this sound like you? What’s happening to my memory? I reasonably often forget the names of people that I know perfectly well.  Or I can’t think of the word that I want to use.  I’m 67. If so, you are not alone in experiencing these very annoying...
How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 3

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 3

Keeping archives takes time, space, planning and room. Is there another way to tell your life story? Or parts of it? Family Archivist, Rosalba Finnerty concludes her series and includes tips and suggestions for digital storage from the U.S. Library of Congress. Two...
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