Let Your Mind Blossom

Did you know that you can develop the art of contemplation and rediscover your brain’s natural curiosity by asking questions?

Whether you are watching a magnificent sunset or listening to politicians debate, ponder the information your brain is processing and pay attention to the questions that emerge. How are all those colors splashed across the sky? Is that senator really telling the truth?
Take advantage of the many fabulous search engines and Web sites, including Google, Bing, AltaVista, Wikipedia, and Ask.com, to get the information you want. Never before has so much knowledge and expert advice literally been at our fingertips.

When you come across a word you don’t recognize or something you don’t know— find out. Go to www.dictionary.com to sign up for the Word of the Day, which will be e-mailed to you. This is a fun and effortless way to expand your vocabulary. You could also pay a visit to your local library or ask someone who is knowledgeable about a subject you are interested in to explain it to you.

Excerpted from Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You, by Dr. Marie Pasinski (Hyperion)