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Friday, May 16, 2008

Brain Games

Busy days. I've been getting the Mist up early with me to bike and run. Running is going great and biking is coming--we've had flat tires, broken gears slowing us down.
KW and Tess and dogs visit. T moved on to Vancouver and I will take KW and Mist to the bus station today as they prepare to visit the gang in Kamloops:Gran, Grandad,Cat, Brad,Hen and Sask. Hot weather lately 30 o weekend. KW and I and Pippi will volunteer for hot lunch in Tabs class today.
Tabs hurt her foot so missed soccer practise.
Buffalo coming slowly.
Summer holiday plans still in limbo as Peter tries to finish dissertation.
I've designed a three step program for Tabitha to deal with her anxieties. All based on reprogramming her brain. One is meditation with me. One is roll playing (she as dentist/doctor etc), the other is DS Brainage games to relax her and exercise the math side of her brain. This, I found has always helped my anxiety. When I'm anxious, I get the girls to either play chess or mastermind with me. It is my personal research that has convinced me of this: Math cures anxiety. And in my family we all have strong math brains and anxiety. Go figure.
painting is actually math--puzzle building. Not many people realize that unless they are a painter themselves,but painting does exercise the math side of the brain. Gotta go wake up Mist for our run...

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