RSS Recent Posts by Arlene Taylor

  • Brain Forgetfulness January 24, 2020
    I am quite sure I’ve heard you talk about brain forgetfulness in one of your presentations but I have “forgotten” what you said. Please remind me—it’s about going into the next room and don’t remember why you went there! I fear I getting Alzheimer’s!You remembered to write and ask the question! Forgetting what you went […]
  • Accelerating Brain Aging January 23, 2020
    I read a recent Gallup poll indicating that the majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use. So how come you don’t promote this?I try never to promote anything that has been shown to be potentially harmful to brain function. You might find it interesting to know that Dr. Daniel Amen recently reported on […]
  • What, How, and When January 22, 2020
    I know what you eat and how you eat is important. But “when” you eat? What difference does that make?The report of a pilot study led by Dr. Nour Makarem was published in the Journal of Nutritional Science.In a study of 112 woman (average age of 33), the researchers found that eating dinner before six […]
  • Brain and Humor January 22, 2020
    I've heard you talk about humor. It's January 21st and nothing humorous has happened to me so far this year. How about you?That's most unfortunately because humor and laughter are very good for the brain. If you can laugh at yourself, you carry an unending supply of humor with you every day⸺as I do. For […]
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. January 20, 2020
    Today is a federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and some of you are even off work! It’s a good time to reflect on where we have come from—which isn’t all that important in some ways—and where we are going both as individuals and as a nation—which IS very important. You may […]
  • For Lexophiles January 17, 2020
    I have several friends who are lexophiles. We all enjoy word play and trade examples. As you may know, a lexophile is a person who loves words; an individual who derives pleasure from various use of words; and if the words can be used in humor, so much the better.Frog parking only—all others will be […]
  • Walking & Counting January 16, 2020
    I try to get 15 minutes of brisk walking done every day—but my mind starts ruminating and even obsessing on current problems and concerns and I feel stressed. Any ideas?I can tell you what I do when my mind decides to ruminate unhelpfully: I count my steps in relation to my breaths. Walking briskly, I […]
  • Brain and Blogs January 15, 2020
    I read your blogs regularly and am learning a lot. However, every once in a while (like today!) you miss a day. Fortunately, you catch up quickly but I want to know what happens to make you miss a day?What happens? In a word: LIFE! I really dislike missing a day or two—fortunately, I am […]
  • Supercentenarians, 2 January 14, 2020
    Speaking of Supercentenarians, according to Wikipedia, Tanaka Kane (born January 2nd, 1903—age 117 now) is a Japanese supercentenarian. She became the world's oldest verified living person after the death of Chiyo Miyako on July 22nd, 2018. The oldest known living man is Chitetsu Watanabe, also of Japan, aged 112 years, 316 days. The 100 oldest […]
  • Supercentenarians January 13, 2020
    I’ve heard you say you are aiming to be a “supercentenarian.” Whatever for? And are there really supercentenarians on this planet?I’ll take your last question first. There are—reportedly—many supercentenarians on Planet Earth. I doubt anyone knows a valid number because record-keeping for some may be scanty or missing altogether. One estimate suggested that there may be […]