Beauty and the Brain
Now what was I going to blog about today? I can’t believe it totally slipped my mind. I had the topic in my head just a moment ago… And what did I do with my glasses anyway?
The above was an example of a forties moment. Scary, ain’t it? It’s one of the surprises awaiting you once you cross into middle-aged land.
I know you stopped by to read about anti-aging skincare or make-up, but what good is a gorgeous new Dior lippie if you can’t remember where you put it?
Scientists say brain teasers are a good way to stimulate your brain and hold off the effects of mental decline. So the folks you see with sprinkles of gray in their hair working crossword or Sudoku puzzles aren’t just passing the time. They’re giving their noodles a workout.
Basically anything that challenges your mind is helpful.
So I’m whipping my flabby brain into shape by learning Italian. I started with a continuing education class offered by a local college. I supplement it with language tapes I listen to when I’m on the elliptical.
Who knows, one day I may be able to sit through an opera without peeking at the subtitles or go shopping in Milan without a phrasebook.
At the very least, I’ll remember where I put my lipgloss.