BLOG: One-Minute “February” Monologues

February is a month full of holidays that offer an opportunity for storytelling and brain exercising.   And it’s a great way to practice language skills, reinforce knowledge and look inside ourselves to express thoughts and feelings.   These monologues are not...

BLOG: Walkin’ Down A Memory Lane

It’s only in the last few years that I‘ve tried my hand at acting and learned it’s not easy to memorize lines.    Even when actors are not in a current production, they need to memorize monologues that can be performed in auditions.  Typically an actor has memorized...

BLOG: Calendar Math Solitaire

In January I always think about calendars.  (??  How’s your “BRAIN Calendar” going that I blogged about last week?  No pressure.  Just a reminder.) Anyway, here’s a fun card game you can play alone.    Your kids can play too.  Great math...

BLOG: Happy New Thinkin‘ Year – A Brain Calendar

Many studies have shown that keeping a journal or log is an excellent motivator for maintaining a consistent plan.  So here’s my idea. Use a 2011 calendar to keep a log all year of what you’ve done for your brain health.  (You can use any calendar with spaces to...

BLOG: Walkin’ Down A Memory Lane

In my acting classes the teachers talk about the memory muscle and the need to “work it”.  They suggest we memorize a different poem, song, a couple of sentences from the newspaper, and so on, and promise if we did that every day, then memorizing would get easier. ...