I now know, first hand, what it is like to go back to school. Going back to follow my second passion, medicine, after a very successful and passionate career as a dancer/choreographer has been rewarding beyond belief. The first day of school can be a scary prospect for anyone, but adult students confront special concerns and fears.
Adults are more likely to have multiple responsibilities, requiring them to juggle commitments to school, family and employers. They may be haunted by negative earlier experiences with formal education, or worry about being "rusty." Re-entry students may feel uncomfortable when surrounded by younger, technologically- savvy classmates. Previous drop-outs may be anxious about being able to complete the program this time around. While all of these concerns are legitimate, none are insurmountable.
Whatever your desire to learn is, here you can learn how to value the learning process, discover effective study tips, use antioxidants to boost your memory, get through classes and study time better with food for thought and learn certain mind games to broaden the mind, stimulate the brain and keep you young! You can also find crystals, aromatherapy and supplements to increase focus, concentration and memory!
Use our check-lists for relieving stress, handling anxiety, the connection between the learning process with self-esteem and using all your senses when learning something new.
Our Knowledge Kit is a great motivator! These "Priority of Life" kits are fun, educational, and a reaffirming way of creating positive energy, confidence, and the desire to achieve what you want in life!! It is a cross between a craft project and a meditation for the soul!
These are positive affirmation kits that help you to connect, learn and find focus. They are designed to assist you in creating your intention, putting your desires out to the Universe and manifesting what you wish. Ask, Believe, Receive. Priority of Life kits are a wonderful "tool" to help you achieve your ultimate goal: BALANCE.
Each kit contains the specific ingredients for completing your "Affirmations" and also contains herbs, a candle, essential oil, incense and complete instructions. Each kit also comes with a FREE HEALING CRYSTAL and Beautiful Gift Bag Try our Knowledge Empowerment Kit!
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We are proud to feature Physiologics. The purity and quality of every product is monitored and controlled throughout each stage of the manufacturing process. This dedication to quality is evident by their comprehensive in house quality assurance program, which includes laboratory tests of both raw materials and finished products. PhysioLogics' line of mental function supplements can help support your memory, promote concentration, help your brain process information and support mental function.
As a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist, Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac recommends these fantastic supplements to all his patients. "I highly recommend these vitamins and herbs to enhance mind, memory, circulation and immunity. You may also want to consider my favorite anti-aging products".
Candle with Intention
When the time is right to visit your sacred space, allow us to enlighten the journey. Each of our herbal magic candles has been designed with a specific intention using a unique blend of essential oils. Each candle comes with an affirmation and inspirational message.
Confidence is a sensory blend of Pine, Patchouli, Salt, Cypress. Use to boost your confidence and bring in stability. Confidence is one of the tools we need to succeed. Burn this candle for 20 minutes. Resight the affirmation. Blow out your candle and allow your intention to go to work for you!
Creativity is a sensory blend of Iris, Rose, Cinnamon. Use your astral journey candle to encourage your positive intention. Use to enlighten your life and inspire your thoughts! This candle can allow and free oneself from the burdens of the world in order to explore new dimensions, discover new thoughts, ideas and emotions.
Problem Solving is a sensory blend of Rosemary, Honey, Honeysuckle. Use your candle to discover a new path and gain knowledge about a problem. Useful when unearthing and attempting to find the solution to any problem, starting a new business or it can be used to bless a new home, space or room.
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These beautifully packaged meditation pouches allow you to carry your meditation and stones with you as you practice that meditation throughout the day. These pouches ignite awareness and consciousness. Through each meditation, they can help you to make the right choices in order to find balance in your life!! Each pouch contains: a fulfilling and spiritual meditation, 4 crystals to help amplify your intention, as well as helpful tips to achieve enlightenment. Choose from:
Action Pouch: To find strength and motivation in order to act on your goal.
Awareness Pouch: To bring about self awareness through deep consciousness as you become in tune with all that is around you.
Calming Pouch: To enhance serenity in life while leading you to the most balanced place we can find; our own inner peace.
Patience Pouch: To discover the secrets of being patient with willingness. discipline and self-control.
Stability Pouch: To be able to withstand the forces that unravel us through firmness, soundness, steadiness and strength.
Sweetness Pouch: To rediscover the child-like brilliance and humility we have buried and allow ourselves to look at things with wide eyes.
Wisdom Pouch: To honor our great teachers and meditate on the path of conscious learning and devotion to our purpose in life.
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Feng Shui Clearing Pouches
Strengthen the happy possiblities in your life! These crystals can be used in any room for a fast and effective way to clear the energy, calm the mind, body, spirit, bring good health, assist in bringing in wealth and for finding help in love and romance. Hold the I Ching coin in your hand as you place one stone in each corner of the room you need help in. Say the positive affirmation that is included in each pouch. This is a great feng shui tool that anyone can use!
Declutter/Clearing: 4 Clear Quartz tumblestones, 1 I Ching Coin
Wealth/Fortune: 4 Jade tumblestones, 1 I Ching Coin
Love/Romance: 4 Rose Quartz tumblestones, 1 I Ching Coin
Calm/Meditation: 4 Amethyst tumblestones, 1 I Ching Coin
Good Health: 4 Aventurine tumblestones, 1 I Ching Coin
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This magnificent faceted Swarovski crystal will fill your room with rainbows! Austrian crystals are one of the principal objects used to clear energy blockages in the ancient Chinese art of placement. Place in window or an area where light will hit and refract into beautiful rainbows!
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Uplifting oils and crystals together! These wonderfully scented oils come in .05 ounce roll-on bottles and contain genuine crystals in vibrationally compatible essential oil blends. They are fantastic for Chakra work, energy healing, as an Aura Balancer, as a balancing perfume oil or simply as a "refresher" for your Gem Potpourri. $9.95
Aventurine Oil-Emotional Healing/Good Luck: Peppermint, Rosemary
Moonstone-Love Drawing/Intution: Jasmine, Nightbloom
Garnet-Inspiration/Self Love: Rose, Ylang Ylang
Blue Topaz-Harmony/Balance: Clary Sage, Lavender
Carnelian-Passion/Sexuality: Musk, Patchouli
Amethyst Oil-Meditation/Psychic Awareness: Lavender, Sandalwood
Citrine-Awareness/Power: Orange, Lemon
Clear Quartz-Enlightenment/Spirituality: Sandalwood, Rose
Hematite-Courage/Protection: Cedarwood, Pine
Iolite-Truth/Heartfelt: Lavender, Rose
Obsidian-Letting Go/Protection: Thyme, Patchouli
Peridot-Healing/Wealth: Spearmint, Peppermint
Red Jasper-Energy/Grounding: Cedar, Clove
Rose Quartz-Heart Awakening/Self Love: Rose, Tuberose
Smoky Quartz-Protection/Spirit Lifting: Orange, Musk
Tiger's Eye-Money Drawing/Will Power: Sandalwood, Cedar
Tourquoise-Friendship/Healing: Lemon, Neroli
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Color Therapy Kit
Blue, Indigo and Violet are the colors most associated with learning, intuition and the power of the mind! Choose the color you need the most! Choose from: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. The Color Therapy Kit includes: Bath Crystals, Essential Bath Oil, Color Therapy Soap and How to Heal with Color. This includes Tips on: Proper Clothes to wear, Proper Foods to eat, Color Balancing Techniques, Astrological Connections and all in a beautifully colored Lucite box!
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Blissful Bath, Blissful Sleep
Delight in this soothing sleep kit. First, prepare yourself for a endearing bath with our soothing Color Therapy bath salts and Angel's Mist Bath Blend Oil. Light an incense and some candles and you are now ready to unwind in this enriching body soak!
This "blissful" set features the "Guide To The Art of the Bath", a pack of our Sacred Incense Sticks, an incense holder, assorted incense cones, our Herbal Pillar Candle and Affirmation, Remedy Blend Bath Oil, Color Therapy bath salts and a blissful sleep CD!
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Tea Basket Sampler
Tea is the most popular drink in the world! Used by Buddhist monks in religious ceremonies, taken as a daily ritual in China and creating a revolution in America, tea is not just a beverage, tea has become an event. For over 4,000 years, tea has been a source of medicine, meditation, superstition, congregation, upheaval and inspiration.
This is wonderful chance to experience a variety of our unique tea blends! We have created an herbal tea sampler to enhance your mind, body and spirit!
This delightful gift set includes 4 tea variations such as our Aromathera-Tea Remedy Blends, convenient Herbal Granule Tea, Chaka Teas, the Asian Tea Collection, our Special-Tea collection or our ever popular Metaphysical Tea. This includes a Gemstone Tea Ball, a Tea Tray, an Infusion Teapot and our Tea Booklet with infusion instructions, tea stories, tea and biscuit recipes and "how to make a perfect cup of tea"!
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Posy Flower Essence - Learning
Indication: Poor grades in school or inability to conquer challenges at work. Procrastination because you feel overwhelmed. Always tired and bland due frustration over organizing thoughts and tasks. Often irritable and defensive. Spiraling down emotionally - shutting down mentally: "Try harder" doesn't help.
The essence of:
Cosmos: Procrastination; expression; confidence; organization; prioritizing.
Marigold: Helps you absorb instruction; Improves understanding of mathematics and science.
Milkweed: Get organized; instills practicality; nurtures a healthy ego; supports spiritual growth and follow-through.
Plumbago: Concentration; commitment; improves understanding of mathematics.
Seminole Pumpkin: Helps with momentum for those who procrastinate.
Star Jasmine: Poor grades; self-esteem; mental clarity; curiosity; joy in life.
Rosemary: Creativity; clarity; aids writing and composing.
Pure distilled water. A minute amount of brandy as a preservative
Application: A starting application of 4 spritzes, 4 times per day; adjust for your convenience as need. Use daily for habit and consistency.
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"Life is designed by our soul and spirit as our moment-by-moment opportunity to expand our consciousness."
1. Value your experience : Think of the significant lessons you've learned since you were last in school. No doubt you've learned a great deal about human relationships through a broad range of interactions. You may have learned about health and medicine through the birth of a child or the illness or injury of someone dear to you. Perhaps you've acquired technical skills through employment or home maintenance, repair and improvement. A love of travel could have exposed you to other languages and cultures. Certainly you've learned the value of academic credentials, something your younger classmates may not yet realize.
2. Learning can happen ANYWHERE: Clearly, you don't have to be in a classroom to learn. Not only are your life and work experiences valid, they can sometimes give you an advantage over your less experienced classmates. Making connections between classroom studies and life experiences can enliven and enrich not only your own learning, but that of your teachers and classmates, too.
3. Get off on the right foot : Getting off on the right foot means managing your time effectively and establishing good study habits. Many "stressed out" people suffer from "an overbooked schedule or a greater number of responsibilities than one can reasonably handle." Don't let yourself get into this trap - learn to say "no" to responsibility overload. One of the first steps to establishing good study habits is understanding your learning style. Do you learn by seeing? hearing? doing? Try some learning style self-assessment steps below to help you decide.
4. Practice good study habits from the outset: Once equipped with an understanding of your learning style, brainstorm how to make the most of it. For example, if you are an audio learner, make sure to choose a seat where you will be able to hear clearly. Consider taping lectures and your own study notes for review purposes. Invest in tabbed binders to keep your notes organized by subject.
5.Stay organized: Many students start out all excited and have their materials together, but loose steam through their course of study. Maintain a calendar of homework, assignment and test descriptions and dates. Break big tasks (e.g., writing a term paper) down into smaller, more manageable targets (e.g., locate library and Internet resources; read and take notes; plan essay outline; write; proof-read; edit). Review materials regularly and consult a tutor or your teacher when you encounter items you don't understand. See study tips (below) for advice and resources on note-taking, essay writing and preparing for tests and more.
6. Use campus resources : The large number of adult students returning to school has prompted many institutions to offer resources and services to meet the needs of re-entry students. These services may include academic, financial aid and career counseling; child care; work opportunities; health services; housing; support groups and tutoring. Some schools even have a central office and orientation sessions to introduce their services to nontraditional students. Find out what supports your school offers, and do make use of the ones you need.
7. Get comfortable with technology : Campuses have gotten increasingly wired in the past several years. Electronic student cards can be used for everything from making photocopies to signing books out of the library to buying lunch. Cell phones ring through the halls, and too often, unfortunately, in the classrooms. Library reserves are catalogued and searched on computer databases. Teachers may send and receive assignments by e-mail. You may be taking some or all of your courses online. Surrounded by younger, computer-savvy classmates, how can you narrow the "generation lap"? Look for free or low-cost computer orientation courses offered by your school. Most libraries help users learn to search their databases and Internet resources. Schools may also offer workshops in basic keyboarding and computer skills. A great deal of information and support can also be found online.
8. Develop a support network : Sometimes it helps just to know that you're not alone. Whether you are a career changer, single mother, domestic violence survivor, recovering alcoholic, widow/widower, or "Baby Boomer", there ARE students like you, who share similar interests and concerns. If your school doesn't have an adult student support group, consider starting one up yourself or participating in an online community. If the going gets tough, think of the reasons you decided to return to school, and keep your eye on the prize. Successfully managing the challenges of returning to school is a rewarding achievement.
9. Be flexible: If you are going back to school after college, you proboably have a rigid, set schedule at work, with the kids or in your daily routine. Learn a lesson from the willow tree and its ability to bend in the great wind. Where as, when we are rigid like the old oak tree, we can easily break apart under the stress of change. Learn to relax and follow the path unfolding before you.
10. Become more mindful: Mindfulness is the act of being fully aware of what happens in each moment. Try living in the NOW. Be present. Honor each moment you are given. Acknowledge each task you take.
Time is precious when you're juggling multiple responsibilities. Make the most of what you've got by using your time effectively, developing your concentration skills and dealing with distractions.
1. Use your time effectively: When are you at your most awake? Are you a morning person or a night-owl? Are you sleepy and distracted after lunch? Try to schedule study time during your peaks. Don't waste time when you're less mentally alert. Use it to accomplish simple, routine tasks like housework or grocery shopping.
2. Develop your concentration: How long is your concentration span? Find out by recording your start time when you read from a textbook or other course readings. As soon as your mind begins to drift, record the time again. Try this several times until you can gauge your average concentration span. Most people take a "refresher" breaks every few minutes. This may involve simply looking out a window or glancing at a picture on the wall. Breaks of about a minute happen every 20 minutes or so. By the 45 minute mark, most people need to stand up and walk around for a few minutes in order to stay alert.
3. Improve your concentration: Do this by reading actively. Try using a highlighter, making notes of significant points in a notebook, recording questions about items you don't understand, trying to predict what will be on the next page and connecting what you're reading with other things you've read. Another way to increase your concentration span is to deal with distractions.
4. Deal with distractions: Sometimes it seems that distractions are coming at you from all sides and they probably are. Distractions may be internal. The wanderings of your own mind, or external/environmental. Learning to manage both types is essential. When random thoughts intrude ("It's Tonio's birthday next week," "We need bread," etc.), don't try to suppress them. Instead, quickly jot them down to consider at another time. Sometimes a memory or a thought that appeared to be unrelated to your reading yields interesting insights into the subject for later reflection.
5.Be aware of your optimal study conditions: Use this awareness to reduce distractions in the environment.
Are you more relaxed with absolute silence, or with classical music in the background? Do you have enough light to read without straining? How is the temperature? Do you need a fan or a blanket to feel comfortable? Is your chair comfortable enough to sit upright, but not so comfortable that it lulls you to sleep? Are there other people around? Have you established time and space boundaries with them that they respect? Making the most of your study time means having more time for your many other activities.
6. Set goals and priorities : Make short term and long term goals. For example - "I will read one chapter tonight" (short term). "I will finish my term paper at least one week before it is due" (long term). Set your priorities. Do what is the most important, time sensitive projects, first.
7. Make lists : Lists are a great way to organize and prioritize everything that needs to be accomplished. Do a list for class, for the day or for the week. Sketch an outline for your semester. Lists keep you on track and help you to remember all the little things. If your list gets too big, break it down according to subject, class, day or week.
8. Avoid procrastination: It can be so easy to get distracted. Keep focused on the task at hand. Whether it is cooking dinner, studying for your exam or cleaning your room...motivate yourself.
9. Music is a motivator: And a great one at that. If it is classical for studying, rock for cleaning or dance to get you moving, use it. Plug in, turn it up and allow music to make any task seem less of a challange.
10. Recap : Whether it is the last chapter you just read, your study notes or class lecture, recap the information in your head. Write down the highlights. What do you remember most about the information you just reviewed? Synthesis the information so that it is clear before you give it a rest!
Most researchers agree that the best way to protect your memory is to eat plenty of antioxidants and nutrients commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Brain cells are especially vulnerable to toxins because the brain generates more free radicals per gram of tissue than any other organ. Antioxidants also protect neurons by keeping blood vessels supple and open, ensuring the flow of nutrients to the brain.
In a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers tested people who ages ranged from 65 to 90 and discovered that the people with the best ability to memorize words and do mental arithmetic were those whose diets included the most
fruits and vegetables. Coincidentally, the same group of people ate the least artery-clogging saturated fat. Of all the fruits and vegetables studied, blueberries and blackberries contain the most potent antioxidants, anthocyanins.
As well as eating a diet rich in antitoxidants, taking extra vitamins can help preserve memory, especially as we age.
Try to maintain a meal schedule! At the start of your day, it is important to have a big high protein breakfast. This will jump start your metabolism, will not spike your blood sugar and will "feed the brain". After class, if it is between breakfast and lunch, have a handful of nuts or good fats like cheese or yogurt with fresh or dried fruit. Lunch is the balancing act! Students tend to load up of the simple carbs found in rice, white bread and processed soups and other canned foods, instead of the complexed carbs found in beans and root vegetables. To keep your blood sugar from spiking and wanting to hit the pillow instead of class, go for the high protein and Omega rich options like tuna, salmon or sardines with beans, and root vegetables.
Study time can be a real distraction if you are hungry. Avoid the coffee, dounuts, bagels and cookies and go with green or black tea, or herbal tea. Have handy a tray of fresh vegetables and fruit, cut and ready to eat. Drinking plenty of water will stave off hunger, keep you full, hydrated and awake. This kind of snacking will get you through your study time much quicker and with less distractions!
Start your day right with these memory boosting supplements that give you antioxidant power, anti-aging protection, a lift in energy and encourage your memory function.
Ginkgo Biloba is the most scientifically researched plant extract for the nutritional support of cerebral function. Ginkgo leaf extracts augment the vasoregulating activity of arteries, capillaries, and veins to maintain health circulation to the brain and extremities. Enhanced cerebral circulation improves intellectual functions such as concentration, memory and alertness.
Super Omega 3 Fish Oil is known for being rich in unsaturated fatty acids and provides rich OMEGA-3 fatty acids, (Pure EPA 360mg/DHA 240mg). Alaska Deep Sea Fish Oil are made from natural marine lipid concentrate and are essential to normal human cell and tissue growth and maintenance. If not found regularly in the diet, the diet must be supplemented. These fatty acids are especially abundant in brain cells, nerve relay stations (synapses), visual receptors (retinas), adrenal glands, and sex glands.
B12 and the associated B vitamins, are essential for normal formation of blood cells, and also support vision health, a healthy nervous system and energy metabolism. B12 bounds to the protein in food. Hydrochloric acid in the stomach releases vitamin B12 from proteins in foods during digestion. Once released, vitamin B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF). This complex can then be absorbed by the intestinal tract. Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells. It is also needed to help make DNA. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in foods that come from animals, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. Fortified breakfast cereals are a particularly valuable source of vitamin B12 for vegetarians. If you decide to use a B12 supplement, take 3000 to 4000 mcg per day for 4 weeks. This will not only boost your memory, but it will increase your energy and mood, as well.
Folic acid and folate are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. These occur naturally in food and can also be taken as supplements. Foods such as leaf vegetables including spinach and turnip greens are high in folate as is dried beans and peas, fortified cereal products, and some other fruits and vegetables. Some breakfast cereals (ready-to-eat and others) are fortified with 25 percent or 100 percent of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for folic acid.
Acetyl-l-carnitine is a molecule that occurs naturally in the brain, liver and kidneys. Acetyl-l-carnitine is a carrier of fatty acids across mitochondrial membranes, where energy is produced within each cell. Acetyl-L-Carnitine has become one of the premiere "anti-aging" compounds under scientific investigation, especially in relation to brain and nervous system deterioration. Acetyl-L-Carnitine helps to enhance cognition.
CoQ10 has been shown to optimizes cellular energy and work as a powerful antioxidant, boosting immune support. CoQ10 is an essential nutrient for cellular bioenergetics and antioxidant protection. This makes it a major player in increasing blood to the heart and brain.
Vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient that works with Calcium to help develop strong bones and teeth.* This highpotency Vitamin D supplement also assists in maintaining a healthy immune system.* If you're not getting enough Vitamin D every day, you may not be able to adequately absorb Calcium from the foods you eat, and your body will have to take Calcium from your bones.* Scientific evidence also indicates that increasing Vitamin D intake can support the health of the pancreas and colon.
Vinpocetine is reported to have cerebral blood-flow enhancing and neuroprotective effects. It is widely marketed as a supplement for vasodilation and as a nootropic for the improvement of memory. Vinpocetine has been shown to selectively inhibit voltage sensitive Na+ channels, resulting in a dose dependent decrease in evoked extracellular Ca+ ions in striatal nerve endings. Therefore, Vinpocetine may help support brain functions such as concentration and memory by activating cerebral metabolism.
People who take Vitamin C regularly, consistently score higher on memory tests. Vitamin E is complimented by Vitamin C and work in great synergy to improve brain function. Vitamin C acts primarily in cellular fluid. Vitamin C scavenges free radicals and cleans up waste products. In addition to its anti-oxidative activities, vitamin C benefits many other body functions.
Carotenoids, of which beta-carotenes are the most popular, are found in many fruits and vegetables, animals, plants and microorganisms. The body converts beta carotene into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for vision, growth, cell division, reproduction and immunity.
As we age, a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, may decline. This chemical is responsible for the excitatory actions in the brain. A shortage of acetylcholine in the brain has been associated with Alzheimer's disease. Some help maybe available in this brain-saving supplement, phosphatidylserine, or PS. It is reputed for its ability to stimulate production of the acetylcholine. Consider taking 100mg of PS three times a day for 12 weeks.
Iron should be considered. Taking 8 mg for men with the recommendation for women is 18 mg. Iron is vital to the body's formation of red blood cells, which help carry and store oxygen throughout the body. Plant sources of iron include dried fruits, whole grains (including wholemeal bread), nuts, green leafy vegetables, seeds and pulses. Other foods rich in iron but which are usually eaten in smaller amounts include soya flour, parsley, watercress, black molasses and edible seaweeds.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in almost every cell. It stimulates the activity of enzymes, which promote biochemical reactions. Zinc supports a healthy immune system, is beneficial for wound healing, will maintain your sense of taste and smell and is needed for DNA synthesis. Foods that contain zinc include oysters (the most zinc), red meat and poultry. Other good food sources include beans, nuts, certain seafood, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals, and dairy products. Zinc absorption is greater from a diet high in animal protein than a diet rich in plant proteins. This can be taken in your multi-vitamin for men and for women.
Some of the best ways to engage your brain is by using your memory functions!
1. The number one rule is: Get off auto-pilot! Avod brain shrinkage by expanding your emotional and mental capacity. Break up your routine. Switch it up. Do something different each day.
2. Memorize favorite poems, speeches or famous passages.
3. Read challenging books or
articles that encourage you to expand your interests.
4. Learn something new whether it is a new language, the words to a song or a new recipe, this helps stretch the brain.
5. Practice other-handedness If you're right-handed, try brushing your teeth or writing your grocery list with your left hand.
6. Play word games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and acrostics.
7. Test at your threshold. Testing yourself slightly beyond your capacity (80 percent right, 20 percent wrong) helps to increase brain neurons.
8. Get lost. Getting lost and then being able to find your way, by backtracking, reading a map or deducing, helps to increase memory.
9. Choose one new thing to learn everyday. You will greatly benefit your age/mind capacity, as you comprehend something new.
10. Stay optimistic, remaining so, enables higher cognitive function.
Crystals Associated with Studying
The power behind Earth's minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used.
Many of us have goals, but sometimes find it difficult to get from where we are to where we want to be. People who pursue a goal, knowledge and experiences and who actively apply what they have learned, grow and achieve success throughout their lives.
Goal setting is a lifelong process. By setting long term as well as short term goals, learning keeps your enthusiasm and confidence strong. No matter which way you choose to learn - books, classrooms, mentors, the Internet, it is most important to amerce yourself in
your goal pursuit and set any fear aside. Learning is often strongest when it comes through failures, setbacks and adversity.
Time management is all about making the best use of your time so you can learn more, get better grades, have more free time or accomplish anything else that's important to you. But first, you need to know what's important.
Calcite: Abundant crystal that comes in shades of white, gray, black, green, yellow, blue, brown, or red. Helps one draw more insight from books or personal experience by making important information easier to remember. Each color has a benefit when learning, studying and memorizing information! Calcite is strongly recommended for boosting memory.
Chalcedony: Known as a nurturing stone, it encourages the harmony, benevolence, generosity and humility of its owner. Blue chalcedony is a wonderful stone for improving communications and listening skills. It improves mental and verbal flexibility, dexterity, learning and memory. It helps one accept new situations, assimilate new ideas and stimulates creativity.
Quartz: "Rock Crystal":
is the Master Healer and the "stone of power"! Clear Quartz is thought to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thinking, meditation, cleansing, clearing the aura, spiritual development and healing. The most powerful crystal to program for goals.
Carnelian: This stone encourage confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness and outgoingness. One of the best stones for study and dealing with life in school. Consider this stone for precision and analysis.
Hematite: is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep.
Today, scientists have turned their attention to the
now very topical issue - sense of smell. They have been especially interested in the tie between scents and memory triggers in the brain and those infamous pheromones - fragrant hormone-like substances that influence physical attraction. The olfactory membrane is the only place in the human body where the central nervous system is exposed and in direct contact with the environment.
Consider these essential oils when you need to improve memory and concentration:
Basil: aches & pains, headaches, PMS, fever, depression, cold, bronchitis, poor concentration, nervous tension, chest infections, digestive problems, insomnia, fainting, nausea, migraine, easing depression; to support the process of deep change.
Bergamot: Uplifting, refreshing and encouraging. It can help relieve anxiety and depression, ease grief and sadness, increase mental alertness.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon bark was first recorded in Chinese formularies as early as 2700 B.C. The herb has been used as a healing aid for stomach upset and gas, diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney ailments, and abdominal pain. Cinnamon bark contains the essential oils of cinnamon
and can stimulate concentration and memory.
Frankincense: Sedative, elevating, warming, used for anxiety, apprehension, fears, nervous tension and stress-related conditions. It slows down and deepens the breath, which makes it helpful for meditation.
Lavender: Balancing, stimulating, strengthening, good oil for mind clearing and focus.
Peppermint: Refreshing, increases concentration, increases memory, strengthens the nervous system , used for fainting, headache, mental fatigue, migraine, stress.
Rosemary: Stimulates the adrenal cortex, used for nervous and emotional exhaustion, apathy, depression and stress. Clears the head, improves memory and concentration, reduces mental fatigue, combats
||Andrew's Mind/Memory Recommendations
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*Chakracology - A Workbook and Manual This workbook format allows you to look at the energy of the Chakra and how they affect us on a daily basis. The book allows you to work through each center on a mental, spiritual, as well as a physical level and then find ways to re-align, balance and manage your energy in a positive way! Want to know more?
*The Healing Art of Touch - Massage Therapy Homestudy Learn the art of touch and massage therapy through Andrew's very extensive course. Complete anatomy lessons, varied techniques and amazing information is offered in this course. Also learn the business aspects of massage, how to cope with clients that are difficult and energy transference are just a few of the many topics covered! Want to know more?
*What's Your Heart Telling You? Finding Love and Romance - The Workbook and Journal Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac. has now published his newest work based on years of personal intimacy, clinical experience, counseling and client research on the ways to navigate love, sex, romance and relationships in a modern day world. Andrew has devised this very thorough workbook and journal with questionnaires, exercises, quotes, tips, meditations, feng shui, aromatherapy, massage and herbal applications for creating the perfect scenario for finding, coping and keeping love in your life! Want to know more?
*The Feng Shui Journal The Peacefulmind.com Feng Shui Journal makes it possible for you to improve relationships, maximize career potential and enhance your environment!
* We are honored to offer the Feng Shui Journal for beginner to advanced Feng Shui practitioners. This journal covers an extensive background on Feng Shui techniques history, usage, clearing, cleansing, manifesting and helpful information in order to bring balance back into your life!Want to know more?
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