The Same Neural Connections & Muscle Memory

“Practicing is not only playing your instrument,
either by yourself or rehearsing with others –
it also includes imagining yourself practicing.
Your brain forms the same neural connections and muscle memory
whether you are imagining the task or actually doing it.”
~ Yo-Yo Ma,
Cellist, Educator, Composer, Humanitarian & Grammy Award Winner(15x)
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A Lot of Men Like Brainy Women

“There are a lot of men who like women with a brain.”
~ India Arie,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Musician, Record Producer, Co-Founder – Groovement EarthShare,
Grammy Award (4x), BET Award (2x) & NAACP Image Award (4x)

Beauty is Something, Not Everything

“Beauty is not everything!”
~ Chita Rivera,
a.k.a. Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero
Actress, Dancer & Singer,
Tony Awards (2x),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009)
& Kennedy Center Honors Award (2002)

 

Engaging Your Brain

“I write with my left hand even though I’m right-handed,
I walk backwards in a very safe place – anything that engages your brain.

When you engage your brain, it just keeps getting fatter and richer and wonderful.
I feel like I could go on forever.
~ Rita Moreno,
Actress, Dancer, Singer,
Academy Award (1961), Golden Globe Award (1961), Joseph Jefferson Award (1968)
Grammy Award (1972), Tony Award (1975), Emmy Award (1977),
Emmy Award (1978), Sarah Siddons Award (1985),
Library of Congress Living Legends Award (2000), International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2001),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, California Hall of Fame (2007),
National Medal of Arts (2009), Hispanic Organization of Latin Actresses – Lifetime Achievement Award (2010),
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2013) &
Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (2015)

Be Unapologetic That We Excel

“I think we should be unapologetic that we excel –
and look beautiful while doing it.”
~ Tyra Lynne Banks,
Television Personality, Talk Show Host, Producer,
Author, Actress & Model

Mastering Skills Makes the Brain Happy

“Your brain finds happiness in mastering skills.
It’s been that way since you were little.
So, don’t stop mastering life as you get older.”
~ Tai Lopez,
Entrepreneur & Investor

One Key to a Healthy Body

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body,
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
~John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Learn Something Every Day

“Even now, at 82 years old, if I don’t learn something every day,
you know what I think? It’s a day lost.”
~ B. B. King,
a.k.a. Riley Benjamin King
Blues Singer, Electric Guitarist,
Songwriter, Record Producer, Philanthropist,
Co-Founder – Foundation for the Advancement of Inmate Rehabilitation and Recreation

Comfy in This Skin

“After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool.
I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper,
everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart,
doing different things, it’s all good.”
~ Eddie Murphy,
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Singer, Producer & Philanthropist

Proud to Be a Nerd

“Somebody called me a nerd. That’s not a word that I’m
used to hearing. I was proud of it…
It’s like a badge of honor to me,
knowing where I came from.”
~ Malcolm Mitchell,
NFL Football Player & Author

The Genius of Vacationing

“In matters of healing the body or the mind,
vacation is a true genius!”
~ Mehmet Murat Ildan,
Author, Playwright & Novelist

Be Beautiful & Brainy

“I was a little fat pudgy kid with big thick glasses,
and I was quiet and never said a word, you know –
teachers loved me, straight-A student.
Growing up in Texas, you were either pretty or smart.
Smart didn’t get you very far, because there weren’t
too many job opportunities for women.
I wondered why you couldn’t be both.
~ Morgan Fairchild
a.k.a Patsy Ann McClenny,
Actress & SAG-AFTRA Board

Let’s Be Pretty & …

"We get so worried about being 'pretty' ..." quote by Niki Taylor
“We get so worried
about being ‘PRETTY’.
Let’s be:
Pretty Kind,
Pretty Funny,
Pretty Smart,
Pretty Strong.”
~ Niki Taylor,
Super-Model & Founder, Begin Foundation

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Occupying Mental Real Estate

“Thoughts are real, physical things that occupy mental real estate.
Moment by moment, every day, you are changing the structure of your brain through your thinking.
When we hope, it is an activity of the mind that changes the structure of our brain in a positive and normal direction.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

We’re on the Same Frequencies

Nikola Tesla quote about frequencies
“Our entire biological system, the brain, and the Earth itself,
work on the same frequencies.”
~ Nikola Tesla,
Inventor, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer,
Physicist, and Futurist

Mind-Controlled Bodies

“Your body is not in control of your mind — your mind is in control of your body,
and your mind is stronger than your body.
Mind certainly is over matter.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Attitudes Determine Quality of Life

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“What you are thinking every moment, of every day,
becomes a physical reality in your brain and body,
which affects your optimal mental and physical health.
These thoughts, collectively, form your attitude,
which is your state of mind,
and it’s your attitude, and not your DNA,
that determines much of the quality of your life.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Energized By the Possibilities

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“You cannot sit back and wait
to be happy and healthy
and have a great thought life;
you have to make the choice to make this happen.
You have to choose to get rid of the toxic
and get back in alignment with God.
You can be overwhelmed by every small setback in life,
OR
you can be energized by the possibilities they bring.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

More Ready Than in the 20s

“I have no bone loss, no brain loss, I have a lot of energy and a lot of strength,
my heart is perfect so, I think I’m more ready than I would have been in my 20s, honest to God.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

Thoughts Are Power-filled

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are,
you would never think a negative thought. ”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Retire? Nah, Re-fire!

“I don’t really see a need to retire as long as I am having fun.”
~ Stan Lee,
Comic Book Writer, Editor, Publisher, Media Producer,
Television Host, Actor, & Former President & Chairman – Marvel Comics

The Most Extraordinary Computer

“Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.”
~John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Strong, Soft, Smart & Beautiful

“Women somehow get portrayed as one type.
You’re either a feminist or you’re not.
You’re a working woman or you’re not.
I’m raising two girls, and I say to them,
‘I need you to be strong and soft.
You can be smart and beautiful…
You can be all of these things.
~ Maria Shriver,
Journalist, Activist, Author,
First Lady of California (11.17.2003–1.3.2011),
Peabody Award recipient & Emmy Award recipient (2x)
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