Wednesday, October 9, 2013



To keep car engines clean and degreased there’s a product out there called, “Gunk.”  Negative thinking, anxiety, obsession, compulsion, anger and depression amount to gunk for our brain.  Just like a car, your brain needs to be kept clean and unclogged.  So you can start by tossing ignorance about aging right out the door.  And do it with a swift kick, too, because the sooner you get rid of brain drain – the sooner you get rid of all of that clogged up junk in your head – the sooner you behold brain power!

In my research for my book, Aging Gracefully, I found a bevy of scientific and technological evidence that supports positive longevity well beyond our 80’s.  But what I’ve also found is that many of us are still hanging on to stale belief systems about aging, still believing that once we’re in our 50’s, our lives are pretty much over.  That’s ‘stinkin’ thinkin’.  So:  “Hogwash!”, to that!

Cars today have a GPS, (Global Positioning System), to navigate roads to get you where you need to go.  You have a PRS, (Personal Retrieval System), it’s called your mind, to get you what you need to and more. 

Your mind is like a computer.  Computers are designed to imitate our brains – not the other way around.  Focus your life on what has already been learned and what can be done with your vast, knowledge base, your Personal Retrieval System.  Your accrued knowledge base and life experience far exceeds that of those from younger generations.  So remember that the next time someone tries intimidating you about your age, about being older than they are.  It’ll be the younger generation who are behind the times with their out dated thinking about aging.  And you can take that to the bank!

Dr. Daniel G. Amen’s book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.