2019 Life Logs, Day 318: Achieving Optimal Memory
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Weather: Mostly Cloudy; High 51, Low 37 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Kudos to my friends who head up the programming for the Falmouth Newcomers general meetings. Karen Baranowski and Midge Frieswyk are the Vice Presidents of Programming this year and so far their choice of speakers has been fantastic. Last month we heard from Greg Skomal on the white shark population in the waters of Cape Cod and today we heard from Aaron Nelson, author of the Harvard Medical School Guide to Achieving Optimal Memory. Dr. Nelson reinforced what I have learned over the past couple of years of study on this subject. Eat healthy, exercise, get quality sleep, manage stress, practice mindfulness, stay socially connected, and be a life-long learner. Play games, learn a new language, work puzzles, be a savvy user of technology, do anything to exercise your brain. My participation in Newcomers groups definitely helps me do these things. In January I get the chance to give back a bit by being the featured speaker. Two years ago, I spoke to the group about the Voyage of Windbird. This January I will continue that voyage, stopping in new places around the world.
My day went like this. I attended the morning Newcomers General Meeting, ran errands, came home to continue my self-paced course in Puppy Training, attended a monthly technology course, and then came home to continue the Puppy Training course and catch up on political news. Hopefully I will get through the rest of the Puppy Training course tomorrow and do a little shopping to get ready for my new house mate. The little guy arrives on Sunday and I want to be ready.