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Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Container Store's Travel Sale with Free Shipping

Just in time for summer travel! The Container Store - one of my favorite stores of all time - has loads of travel items on sale. And to make it even sweeter, they are offering free shipping, too.

My favorite on the list is the turquoise lap top bag. There are also travel organizers, cute luggage tags and straps, car organizers, and more.

Just thought you'd like to know about this great deal! Just click the title to see the entire assortment.

Keeping Your Memory Sharp

A couple of days I watched a segment by Diane Sawyer on ABC News (www.abcnews.go.com) about keeping your memory sharp by exercising your brain. It's called neurobics. While regular exercise is important to our brain function, exercise specifically related to our brain is key.

How does this relate to organizing? We need all the help we can get to keep ourselves organized! By keeping our brains flexible and exercised, we stay sharp and ward off Alzheimer's.

Here are a few suggestions Marie Savard, ABC's medical consultant, offered to Diane.

1. Create new motor pathways in your brain by using your less dominant hand to do ordinary functions, like brushing your teeth, punching in the numbers on your phone, etc.

2. Close your eyes when doing ordinary activities and experience your other senses - smell, taste, feel, hearing.

3. Play games to increase your cognitive ability.

4. Create novelty in your life - learn something new, go a different route to work, change chairs at dinner, go down a street you've never driven down.

5. Make sure you get Omega 3 in your diet either through foods or capsule form.

Dr. Savard also mentioned avoiding four behaviors that start with S: sleep deprivation, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and stress. Did you know that stress reduces your brain function? Yikes!!

Some valuable information to chew on!

What do you do to relieve your stress?