Famed brain scientist Dr. Suzuki said your brain is constantly responding to how you interact with the world. The more diverse and complicated your interactions, the more neural connections your brain will likely make. The less enriched your environment and experience, the fewer neural connections your brain is likely to make.

Did you know that you can grow your brain size and become healthier, sharper and happier by doing it? The key is to use all the various parts and functions of your brain. You do this by doing things you have not done before. New brain stimulating things grow new brain connections. Doing the same things over and over actually causes your brain to slow down and become sluggish and smaller.

According to Suzuki, here are 5 short brain hacks you can do to help enrich your brain, most of which take less than four minutes a day.

How To Get Smarter - 5 EASY BRAIN HACKS TO GROW YOUR BRAIN.Motor Cortex Brain Hack

Go to YouTube and watch a video to learn a new physical skill. Learn a new dance move, the perfect golf swing, juggling – anything that strikes your fancy. And then practice.

Taste Cortex Brain Hack

Try going out for (or better yet, preparing) a cuisine you’ve never had. Korean, Laotian, Ethiopian – you name it. Take your taste buds (and taste cortex) on a cultural adventure. Or for added fun, try eating a meal in complete darkness and see how the lack of visual input affects your sense of taste. You might be surprised.

Visual Cortex Brain Hack

Go to a local museum, pick a piece of artwork you’ve never seen before, and just sit quietly in front of it and let yourself get lost in it.

Auditory Cortex Brain Hack

Go to your preferred music streaming service and search for music from a genre that’s unfamiliar to you. As you listen, reflect. What do you notice about the music? Do you like it and want to learn more, or do you dislike it—why? Does the music bring back any memories for you?

Olfactory Cortex Brain Hack

Take a few minutes to sit and take in the smell of a meal before you eat it. If you have eggs and toast for breakfast, just let their smells waft into your nose before you eat. Breathe in the steam of your coffee before you drink. Learn to appreciate and describe the different smells of your food, and you might learn to appreciate them even more.

To Recap, if you want to give your brain the best chance to continue growing and forming new connections, you need to find ways to continually enrich your world. Simply stay active, meet new people, try new things, and always keep learning.

How To Get Smarter – 6 EASY BRAIN HACKS TO GROW YOUR BRAIN from the Brain Power Course, Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.

Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Not Save The World

Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Not Save The World. Believing that Bitcoin and Blockchain will end all our worlds problems is naive, dangerous and out of sync with human history. Both have the potential to reinvent this world, but the powers to be will fight progress every way they can.

Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Not Save The World

War or Peace a time to chose

War or Peace a time to choose.

Today you stand at the threshold.

Is this the time to tear apart,

or the time to mend,

the time to be silent

or the time to speak,

the time to love

or the time to hate,

the time for war,

or the time for peace.

Where do stand?

What Will You do?

War or Peace a time to chose

Martin Luther King Quote

Martin Luther King Quote. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Quote. 

Martin Luther King Quote


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How to make 2018 your best year ever

How to make 2018 your best year ever. First, sow the seeds for 2018, now in 2017 – Feed The Seed Every Day in 2018 – Reap The Reward in 2018.

Sow the seeds of everything that you want on the outside and everything you want on the inside. Sow the seeds of who you want to be in 2018. Sow the seeds now of how you want to wake up and feel every day in 2018.

Never think of what you do not have. Only think every day of what you want.

We create what we think about most.

Therefore think only what you want to have and want to be…physically and emotionally.

Start off your day thinking about what you are grateful for in your life.

Think about for a minute or two the things you are grateful for? Feel the gratitude… focus on what you have right now that you are grateful for. Feel the joy… feel the happiness.

Then think about each specific thing you want in 2018.

Think about each one till the emotions and feelings of having each one start to come alive.

See them, feel them, smell them and bring each one alive in your mind.

With the power of your emotions, you will then see it the physical.

You are energy, life is energy, things are energy.

You create what you think about.

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein

How to make 2018 your best year ever



ART OF THE BLACK DOG. Looking for a special holiday Christmas gift for your dog owner family or friends? They will love this elegant cocktail table art book, ART OF THE BLACK DOG.

Just released and now on Amazon Books. Your dog owner friends will love it.


5 STARS.  Breathtaking Photos.  As an animal lover and lifelong advocate for dogs, this is now in my collection of coffee table books. Why? Because what better way to bring awareness and knowledge than breathtaking photos and short quotes about man’s best friend. I stumbled across this book via a friend on Facebook and I couldn’t be happier! Grateful for this wonderful addition to my collection. As a dog trainer, Black Dog Syndrome is an issue close to my heart. I am currently the happy parent of two rescued black dogs.

5 STARS.  Want to be the difference? Art of the Black Dog is beautifully produced, well written and tells a much needed-to-be- heard story about the dire fate of far too many black dogs and cats, referred to as Black Dog Syndrome. This is not a Sarah McLachlan sob commercial, but a genuine and uplifting look at real life here in America. Buy the book, read it, and you decide. You can make a difference.

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Wisdom of Trees Walt Whitman 

The Wisdom of Trees Walt Whitman. 

“When we have learned how to listen to trees,” poet Hermann Hesse wrote in his lyrical love letter to our arboreal companions“then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.” Two generations earlier, a different titan of poetic sentiment Walt Whitman extolled trees not only as a source of joy but as a source of unheralded moral wisdom and an improbable yet formidable model of what is noblest in the human character.