Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Brain. . .

I am fascinated this morning by the power of the brain.  Over a year ago I heard a lady, Arlene Taylor, speak about this topic.   Today I've been checking out her website.   I'll have to look through my stuff to find the notes I took. . .very interesting.  I remember a breathing exercise she had us do - amazing what more oxygen can do for the body, especially the brain!!  Wonder how often I actually am depriving myself of feeling better by not breathing deeper.  

When I was at LLU one of my required classes was Marriage and Family.  Out of all the classes I took in college I think it is one that was the most valuable and memorable for me.  I remember a story the teacher told one day about this lady who gets home from work, notices the gate is open to her apartment complex, has one of her grocery bags break and food falls out everywhere, stranger appears out of nowhere, helps her take things to her apartment. . .etc.  The whole time through her experience, her brain is giving her clues that first things are not normal, then become more strange, and finally she knows she is unsafe. . .and it goes on.  

This story has stuck with me for a long time.  (I could give you more details if you really want to know but since this is my blog, don't feel like typing it out!).  It reminds me to pay attention.  The brain is more powerful than I give credit at times. . .now if I would just listen to what it tells me!!!  :)

I'm looking forward to reading more. . .want to be a faster reader as my book list just keeps getting bigger!!  There is training for this, so I hear!  And I have a couple books about the brain. . .can't wait to be fascinated!

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