Hi, I’m Jenny Merrick from Sydney, and in 2016 I trained to become an Ageless Grace® Educator. I’m really happy to be able to use this innovative technique in my online brain health program, and by becoming a trainer, I also found myself part of a wonderful, worldwide community!
I know how important movement is for brain health, but not being sports-oriented myself or getting any pleasure out of exercise for its own sake, meant that exercise was a chore until I discovered Ageless Grace®.
If you thought exercise was boring, then I’ve been there, but let me ask you – are there any songs that you love, that you can’t help tapping your feet to? Would you get up and dance to those songs, if you still had the mobility and energy to do it?
Well not only can you move to those same songs seated in a chair, but it’s actually better for your brain if you do.
The 21 Tools have been designed around principles learned from neuroscience, to improve various functions of your brain (and strengthen your core muscles) while seated in a chair, jiving along to your favourite songs with playful exercises. As Denise Medved says in her TEDx talk – Changing Your Brain Can Be As Simple As Child’s Play and having fun is really good for your brain too. It’s hard not to smile when you’re doing it!
I’ve been interested in different aspects of brain health for many years. While I was working as a pharmacist, I was interested mainly in mental health and nutrition, but I also became interested in applied neuroscience in 2009.
Having some medical knowledge, as well as an interest and curiosity around brain health, helped me a lot when I had some issues myself with memory and concentration. Which forced me to give up my job as a pharmacist in 2014.
Since then I have sought out many tools to help other people (as well as myself) get a better brain, as we head for the upper decades. I like to call it ‘The Older Wiser Better Brain Project’. We actually have a surprising amount of control over how well our brains age, so it’s helpful to think of it as an ongoing project i.e. ‘Your Brain Project’.
I completed a course for Health professionals at the Neuroscience Academy with Dr Sarah McKay, so I could update my neuroscience knowledge and this was where I found Denise Medved and some fellow students talking about Ageless Grace®. Dr Sarah McKay has been a great role model for me – making neuroscience easy to understand and accessible to a wider audience. It is also reassuring for me to know, that anything I pass on to my own online audience which comes directly from her, will be up-to-date and scrupulously researched.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will keep you posted on what’s happening with ‘Your Brain Project’.
You can also find me on Facebook “Wise Owl Women -active brains, open hearts”.
You are very welcome to come and join this closed group on Facebook, if you are a woman with an older model brain, or you are the sister/ daughter/ niece of someone with an old brain that needs support.
Look forward to connecting with you!