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Get a Jump on Your Plants by Growing Yourself First!

Social Time: Connect with friends, family, and other human beings on a regular basis
Exercise: Move your body and get your endorphins flowing to keep your brain happy
Learning: Keep your brain active and agile with new topics and activities
Relax: Take time to breathe deeply, slow down and unwind.
Diet: Eat well-balanced, regular meals to feed your brain and give it the energy it needs
Sleep: Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to help your brain process your day and to give your brain a rest
Bonus Secret for a Healthy Brain: Use Stephen Burchard for all of your Real Estate needs. With Stephen on your side, your brain cells will thank you!

Six Secrets for a Healthy Brain

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Stephen's Garden | August 2021

August is full-on summertime in most of the Northern Hemisphere, but here in the desert, it’s like deep winter - a time for going within and keeping cool in air-conditioned spaces. It’s a seasonality we year-rounders embrace, enjoying a moment to slow down and enjoy life in a different way. In the garden, we are taking care of the summer harvest. The squash is in - winter squash (believe it or not!), spaghetti squash, and others, as well as some melons. The cantaloupe is ripe and juicy. When a plant is done producing fruit for the season, we hack it back to the dirt and let the soil rest. For now, it’s too hot for something new to take hold and get a good start, so this is the perfect time for the earth to lie fallow and celebrate just being plain, simple dirt with nothing to do but rest and recharge so it will be ready for September.

Take Yourself Back to School

Get ready to learn something new. The garden may be lying fallow, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do the same. The kids are heading back to school and so are we! Learning isn’t just something you do at school until you graduate; it’s something you get to do your whole life long. When you take the time to learn something new, you keep your brain young and active, plus you get to open your mind to new opportunities. Let August be your time to absorb new ideas and new outlooks and to keep your body busy by learning new physical skills - or relearning hobbies you used to enjoy.

 Learning is a lifelong thing. Even when you think you’ve seen or heard or done it all, there’s always something new to learn or experience in this world. By embracing lifelong learning, you’ll not only become more interesting to others, you’ll also be more interesting to yourself! Whether it’s a new craft, learning a new language, or discovering that you can use a power saw and still keep all of your fingers, you’ll find yourself feeling more balanced, being more interested in your days, and sleeping more soundly at night - so get ready to explore some different opportunities to stretch your horizons and keep your brain happy! To help, here’s a list of brain foods to give you a little extra boost:
  • Fatty fish 
  • Coffee
  • Blueberries
  • Turmeric
  • Broccoli 
  • Pumpkin seeds 
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Nuts
  • Oranges
  • Eggs
  • Green Tea

Blueberry Yogurt Parfait Pops

Enjoy the brain food that can give you “brain freeze” if you eat it too fast!
1 cup blueberries
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 ? cups vanilla Greek Yogurt
 Ice-pop molds
 Heat fruit, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan to boiling. Reduce heat, and simmer for 11 minutes, stirring and mashing occasionally. Pour in a bowl and chill for 2 hours. Alternate layers of blueberries and yogurt in ice-pop molds. Add sticks and freeze overnight.

With his great communication skills and attention to details, you’ll never get brain freeze when Stephen Burchard handles your Real Estate needs. He makes it all so easy!

Local Lifelong Learning Resources

You probably know that Michael’s Craft Stores hold classes for art projects and cake decorating (check locally for availability in our Covid-emerging world), but did you know they also have online classes available to help you up to your crafting game whether it’s drawing, knitting, or gel printing. More interested in something active like Blacksmithing, welding, Shamanic certification, night photography, or Community Emergency Response Team Certification? It’s all available through, a great place to discover events, activities, and classes in your area. And for the over-50 crowd, OLLI is your best friend for lifelong learning. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUSB is all about keeping minds stimulated and challenged with intriguing courses like Plant-Based Cooking and Eating, The Coachella Valley Economy, and Writing a Legacy Letter.

Drag Bingo will Keep You Laughing!

Everyone loves Bingo, but Drag Bingo at AMP Sports Club is something to absolutely ADORE! Keep your brain busy with the letters B-I-N-G-O and a variety of numbers as they’re called out. You have a chance to win cash, free drinks, food, and so much more. Every Thursday the doors open at 6:00 and the games start at 7:00. It’s $1 per bingo card, with Angelique VaGorgeous as your hostess with the mostess. A portion of sales goes to our chosen local charity monthly, such as Transgender Health & Wellness Center, Boys & Girls Club & the Senior Center.

Giving Back: Neuro-Vitality Center

The Neuro Vitality Center in Palm Springs has more than forty years of experience in making life better for those in need. Starting in 1978 as the Stroke Center, their expanded mission is to maximize feasible functionality in those who suffer from chronic illness or disorders or have physical or emotional challenges in coping and thriving. They pride themselves on treating the person, not the disease. The Center was the first of its kind to offer free services to stroke survivors and their families. Founder Dr. Irving Hirshleifer believed that the medical community gave up too soon on those who had had strokes and committed themselves to ongoing recovery and long-term rehabilitation. The center has emerged as a best-practice model of care for disabled clients. Neuro Vitality Center has embraced TAS -Temporary Alternative Services - during these challenging COVID-19 months with online activity classes, social worker support, and medical advice through telemedical conferencing. They also have a menu of classes live online such as personal exercise classes, Yoga, morning stretches, gaming activities, educational opportunities, and much more. Clients can join them for numerous activities and games all conducted online with Zoom to help them avoid feelings of isolation or depression during these stay-at-home days, by keeping clients connected and benefiting from the energy of individual and group activities, and through personal phone calls to clients. Your donations to Neuro Vitality Center help provide services to Stroke and TBI survivors, as well as those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s/ Dementia, SCI, MS, MD, and other chronic neurological conditions.

Next month we are featuring "Sharing Abundance"

Next month we’ll celebrate September with mindful awareness of the abundance that surrounds us here in our desert paradise, as well as a focus on innovative and fun ways to share that abundance with others. Prepare to be inspired!