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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Conari Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573243205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573243209
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Better Brain at Any Age is delightfully written and chock full of fun, exercises, and bite-size chunks of wisdom that are easy to digest. Sondra Kornblatt's style is delicious and keeps the reader engaged and hungering for more, page after page. As you travel through this impressive jamboree of scientific research and breakthrough ideas from the major thought visionaries of today, you will undoubtedly feel the flames of hope and possibility for a better life being rekindled. I haven't found such an enjoyable boost to my optimism in a long time. A much needed and very well written book. ----Ragini Michaels, owner of Facticity Trainings, Inc.

In a world of accelerating change and rampant uncertainty, we are stretched to learn skills to improve the clarity and coherence of our minds and brains. Kornblatt's Better Brain offers such timely advice. May it bring inspiration and confidence to many people seeking greater peace, balance, wisdom, and compassion to guide their lives in troubled times. ----Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey, Founders Wisdomatwork.com, authors Luminous Mind: Meditation & Mind Fitness

Your brain is your most valuable asset. The more you use it, the less you'll lose it. This fabulous book points the way. --M.J. Ryan, author of This Year I Will...How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution or Make a Dream Come True

About the Author

Sondra Kornblatt is a medical and wellness writer and co-author of 365 Energy Boosters. She developed the Restful Insomnia program to help people renew during sleepless nights - find more at restfulinsomnia.com. Sondra lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two children.

More About the Author

Sondra Kornblatt is a health and science writer and the author of A Better Brain at Any Age and co-author of 365 Energy Boosters. She developed the Restful Insomnia program in 2000 and has been teaching it in the Pacific Northwest since. Learn more at www.restfulinsomnia.com. She lives in the Seattle area with her two children.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
The author relates many aspects of the brain in
operation. These aren't noticeable during the
conduct of our daily lives. For instance, the
act of laughing reduces blood pressure.
Reducing information overload helps us process
what we hear more efficiently.

The brain has multiple modes of operation which
help us to do the following:

o linguistics
o mathematics (compilation and spatial )
o music
o body kinesthetics i.e. dancing
o inter-personal relationships
o spiritual
o the intra-personal self
o the naturalist

We should protect the brain at every opportunity
by doing the following:
o avoid toxins of all kinds
o wearing seat belts in cars
o protective headgear
o utilize ladders to mitigate falls
o be careful taking the stairs up or down
o utilize hand rails

Certain activities enhance brain function; namely,
o cross crawling
o touch the right hand to the left knee
o touch the left hand to the right knee
o doing puzzles and analytics

At age 75, an active brain still has the neurons
as at age 25 or younger. The author recommends to
fasten a rubber band to the wrist to remember to
change a behavior pattern like over-drinking.
Tapping various parts of the body may provide an
emotional release. The volume describes the
various parts of the brain in actual functioning.
For instance, the cerebral cortex is the area
where thinking takes place.

This work is a gold mine for persons seeking to
learn more about the functioning of the brain
and the benefits of activity and daily exercise.

Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Wanda B. Elder on January 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've just finished A Better Brain at Any Age and am immedicately adding Sondra Kornblatt to the Very Short List of authors who can painlessly entertain and educate me about science, right up there with Asimov, Gould, and Gladwell. I try to keep abreast of the rapidly expanding field of neuro-cognitive research and its application to learning, and Kornblatt's book is the most fun I have had doing so in some time. Because of my familiarity with the drier pedantic research, I can see that the underpinnings of her brief blurbs are scientifically sound and current. This is a good read at any time, but a great morning bus read to wake up your brain and inspire you to treat it and use it well throughout the day!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ann Gonzalez on February 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
Sondra Kornblatt writes and informative, important and accessible book inspiring us all to reflect on ourselves, our minds, and the way we often neglect and mistreat the biological miracle of our brains.

I no I hadn't given serious thought about feeding, exercising and caring for my brain in the same way I do my heart and other aspects of my physical self. I'm grateful to Sondra for writing this book -- expressing gratitude from my heart, and my head.

Really...check it out. You won't not think about your brain anymore.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jersey girl on November 26, 2010
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Book good for the person who wants to keep his/her brain healthy and sharp (less forgetful. Very educating as well.
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