Spark! How exercise will improve the performance of your brain

Book Review – ‘Spark: How exercise will improve the performance of your brain’ by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

Published by Quercus. First published 2009. Kindle edition. Other editions have the title: ‘Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain’ – this is the same book. I chose to read this book because it was recommended on another blog, and it looked interesting and relevant to me, especially as I have been …

Monthly Challenge

June 2017 Challenge – Cut Internet Procrastination

In June 2017, I challenged myself to cut down on the amount of time I was wasting on the internet. I was aware that this was adding up to a significant amount of time. I set myself some rules to help me cut internet procrastination. These are the rules I set myself: Check and blitz …

A jumble of nail polishes

Alternative Uses for Cosmetic Products You are Not Going to Use

Do you have half-used perfumes, make-up, hair products and other cosmetic products that you are not going to use, for whatever reason? Maybe the product is years out of date, you don’t like the scent, or the product doesn’t work for you. You’d love to clear some space and get these half-used products out of …

Monthly Challenge

November 2018 Challenge – Oil Pulling

My challenge for November 2018 is to: Oil pull properly for 20 minutes each morning This month, I have chosen just one challenge, that is simple and non-time-consuming. This is because last month, my two challenges took up a lot of time (45 minutes practising solo piano, plus however long it took me to write …

Monthly Challenge

Evaluation – October 2018 Blogging and Piano Practice Challenge

This month, I challenged myself to: Write and post at least one blog post every day.Practise solo piano for 45 minutes each day. How did I do? I did really well with these challenges. Here’s an evaluation: Writing a blog post every day I succeeded in writing a blog post every day. I knew that …