“Our study suggests that exercising your brain by taking part in activities such as [reading, writing, and playing with puzzles] across a person’s lifetime, from childhood through old age, is important for brain health in old age,” says study co-author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, senior neuropsychologist at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.”
Yesterday, CNN Living re-published an article from Oprah.com about dreams that you should never give up on. I’m quite the dreamer, and have an ever-expanding list that I feel guilty moving away from. Like the dream of producing a Broadway play? Pretty sure my copywriter funds are never going to be able to make that one happen. And learning a second language isn’t going to be happening anytime soon, I could barely handle it in high school and college.
So how do you know what dreams to hold on tightly to and when to let the wind carry them away?
But after seeing this Dream Never to Give Up On #5, I found myself reverting back to the idea of standing on every continent. To feel like I’ve touched all parts of the world and left an impact, even if it was with my feet.
So continent-exploring is back on the table. Maybe I should just turn all of my dreams into a “Around-the-World” trip to knock out more than a few birds with one stone.
Are there any dreams you find yourself holding on to?
I can still remember the first summer Mad Men came out. I didn’t know if I could like a show from AMC (they showed old timer movies), but figured since it was about the ad world, I would probably like it.
I loved it. Became addicted from the get go. Got my dad addicted, then my mom (she waits until they come out on DVD for Netflix since she doesn’t have cable…dedication). The characters of the show are so intriguing and the actors really dive into those characters and deliver. I feel like every episode I have a new favorite character to watch.
My two staples are Pete and Joan. Joan, for obvious reasons (one being when I wear a high-waisted skirt like her, I tend to look like her): from knocking some sense into her hubby with the vase to the accordion skills to the way she talks to Peggy on her first day, I just cannot get enough of Red. Pete, despite being pretty sleazy from the first season, I think has grown the most as any character on the show (aside from Betty). He’s got some fantastic one-liners and I always enjoy his facial expressions when Don or Roger put him in his place. Plus his dancing with Trudy last season was just too fantastic.
AMC now has a job interview quiz to tell you where you would fit into the new agency of Sterling Cooper Pryce Draper. And mine? Copywriter. Let’s hope Marketing Werks feels the same way.
Here’s a nice little bit from one Jessica Liss. The cast: