Recently a friend declared he could not remember the last time he was as excited as he currently was. Curious about the source of such enthusiasm, I inquired. His answer, “I am learning about a new technology.” What my friend is experiencing is the power of a stimulated mind!

Whenever we open our mind to something new, whether it’s learning to swim as an adult or playing word games or learning a language or exploring a new view, not only do we experience a sense of personal accomplishment, we are also engaging synapses in our brain, thereby keeping our faculties stimulated and sharp.  How do you nurture your mind?