Oscar Wilde

“Education is an admirable thing,
but it is well to remember
from time to time that nothing
that is worth knowing can be taught.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Be Yourself

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Be Yourself

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, October 16, 1854 to November 30, 1900

From a very young age, we are told to just, be yourself. Great advise at any age. But, some of us don’t know who we are or what truly drives us and our passions. So how can we “be ourselves” if we are not sure who we are?

Throughout our life, we will have beliefs, experiences, hobbies, interests, and skills that form our lives. When we are young, we may not realize that all of these things make us who we are. For some it may take half of their life to discover who they are and how to be yourself.

It’s difficult to work, pay bills and find time for our passions. But then again, what are we living for if not to follow our dreams and what we truly love and believe?

I saw a video the other day that got my attention titled, Be Yourself. It’s a ten minute award-winning documentary about being yourself. I was blown away by the young pianist in the film, Ash Williams who said, “In my dream I love to play the piano and I hope that everybody else has a great dream about something that they love to do.”

Words of wisdom from an eight year old boy, who is following his dream and has already learned to just be yourself.

Shine On

Jog Your Memory

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.”
Oscar Wilde

Jog Your Memory

Anyone who has gone without exercising for a while knows how it can fog up your brain. You may not even realize that your memory loss is due to lack of exercise. Most people chalk it up to senility.

A memory is made up of millions of neurons which your brain builds to make a connection so that you can have memories. As you age, your brain continues to develop neurons and build new connections. Research has proven that any type of cardiovascular activity when done for 20 minutes or more, three times per week will improve your memory.

You may ask yourself, how is this possible? Well, when you are exercising you are obviously raising your heart rate. The raised heart rate gets blood flowing to your brain. This blood flow enlarges the part of the brain which is responsible for brain memory. It also increases the secretion of a brain protein necessary for your long-term memory.

The brain may be an organ, but it works like a muscle and it’s one of the most important organs in your body. You can let it atrophy by sitting around all day. Or you can choose to get up and jog your memory.

Shine On