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On stop #3 I had the honor of speaking with Doug Foresta on Empowerment Radio on his show Creating Change. 

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Doug speaks about creativity and how to harness and maximize its power to live a better life. Yes, a conversation that fits my point of view perfectly.

We talked about how to replace negative thoughts with creative thoughts and how to shift your perspective, ever so slightly, so that you may live a life more fueled by the creativity.

How do you do that? Wake up your brain by activating your senses! 

Did you know that using the sense of smell is one of the most powerful and under-utilized tools to spark creativity? 

Think about this: Particular scents/odors/smells trigger not just memories but have that ability to transport you across space and time. How often does a memory triggered by something you smell, carry emotion and color and depth? 

That bond between memory and the sense of smell is a gateway to spark creating new rich, deep, emotion filled memories. 
 
 
I don’t start many sentences with “I believe”. It feels like an irrevocable moral contract of some kind – something never to be taken lightly. Right now, I have a couple of those rattling around.

I believe in energy and the body’s power to gently guide that energy to get results.

Let me explain.

We live our lives in these things made mostly of water, fueled by chemical and electrical activity – that’s energy. With all things that run on energy, the right mix of elements – all those key components to fire the mechanism properly—is pretty important for optimum functioning. If our goal is to maintain a mixture that supports living in a particular way, tracking those balances, as if watching a monitor, is necessary. Not too much and not too little but always fluid and flexible.

I believe that we can reset those balances by doing course corrections, big and small, along the way. 

Note the studies examining BNDF – a little protein that we know is released during exercise. This little protein has the power to tap into DNA and make something happen. BNDF actually unlocks a rule programmed in DNA, found specifically on chromosome 11, and triggers a particular sequence of events that tells the body to create new cells – researchers believe that that sequence triggers the creation of new neurons.

Think about that for a second.

Every time I step on the elliptical or go out for a vigorous walk I am telling my body that I want more neurons… I want to grow. That is not just energy but that is power.    

That is one protein and one tiny set of instructions in our DNA but one that can be seen in the lab – today. Not science fiction. Not voodoo or mysticism. One we can activate personally every single day.

Just imagine the possibilities as this branch of research deepens and scientist continue to unlock the mysteries of the relationship between our behaviors and our bodies. Goose bumps, right?