Cindy Harris Mandeville , Louisiana , USA
CHAPTER 13 - THE BRAIN
I have been, and shall remain, completely transparent to you guys.... First time on paper, and only recently truly discovered & examined.... The brain is a broadcasting & receiving station for thought.... As Nathan Grimes quotes Helen Fisher in his brilliant lesson this week, "Experiences SHAPE the brain, but the brain shapes the way we view experiences too." Our experiences ... and habits & thoughts ... truly do SHAPE the brain! Our brains form grooves, and I believe my grooves have become not so groovy due to my lifestyle during the past 18-1/2 years!!! I will change this....
Especially during the past 6-7 weeks, since I began sitting with a very demanding, not-so-nice, miserable lady, I've noticed my short-term memory & recall are severely lacking. YIKES! It has been extremely evident with her because when she barks at me (and everyone else), if she tells me to do 2-3 things in one breath, I NORMALLY only remember 1 or 2 of them. Frankly, I'm very concerned at this point.... Another opportunity for ANOTHER self talk & call to action! PLEASE HELP!!!
This isn't a TOTAL new discovery for me, but I have attrituted this pattern to age, stress, beer or wine most nights, blue personality, too much activity/busyness, lack of sleep most nights, definite mylan sheath damage since my teens, & probably many more things that don't come to mind right now. I hear & understand input to my brain, but most of it somehow just passes through. I can recall most of the information if reminded by someone or some thing within a short period of time, ... ... but where did it go? Where is it?
My feelings & emotions FLOW on paper or on the computer, but when I'm talking to you, it would normally be an effort to explain. What the heck!
Since I am freed from the slavery of total dominance of my time & energies (leaving room in life for only last-minute situations) at the dry cleaning business, this is perfect timing to get this checked out, right along with a total checkup of my entire body.... Who do I turn to? Where shall I go?
Thank you, all of my wonderful friends in this amazing Mastermind Group that I call Home!