Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Marcus Conyers Recently Presented at Rollins College 

I was delighted to reconnect with our colleagues in Winter Park, Florida, when Marcus presented there couple evenings ago! He presented some key concepts from our new book,Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement, and Well-being, as part of the Rollins Health Forum Series during the Rollins Health Forum Series. Marcus' topic was Living a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle, which he presented at 7 p.m. May 18 in the Bush Auditorium at Rollins College.

The presentation focused on how to achieve and support optimal cognitive performance across the lifespan through the application of practical lifestyle strategies. He shared a framework on how the brain can benefit from good nutrition, physical activity, positive affect, and social connections. Participants experienced a variety of brain challenges to engage the mind in logic, visual perception, concentration, and attention. Those in attendance left with a toolbox of practical strategies to put to immediate use so as to facilitate the process of living a brain-healthy life.

This summer our niece, Cortney Cogburn, Enrollment Management Assistant, at Carl Albert State College, and I will be planning together for a similar presentation of these strategies for increasing brain health and learning in Oklahoma. 

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