Want to know my favorite Mother’s Day gift of all time? It
wasn’t a necklace or a cashmere sweater. And it definitely wasn’t a box of candy—why
would you ever give someone you love something that would make them sick and give
them brain fog?
No, my favorite gift was a song my daughter Chloe wrote for
me. Most of you know that I’m usually a kick-butt Warrior on a mission to
spread the word about better brain health. But just knowing that she had taken
precious time out of her day to think about me and put her feelings about our
relationship into beautiful lyrics and music really moved me on a deep level. I
was so touched.
As you’re thinking about what to get to show your mom (or
mother-in-law, sister, adult daughter, or any of the other important women in
your life) that you care, take a cue from Chloe and make it personal. Even
better, make it something that will boost her brain health. After all, what
shows someone you love them more than helping them take care of the most
important organ in their body?
It’s easy to find a way to celebrate Mom in brain healthy
ways. Here are some simple things you can do this Mother’s Day:
Expressing your gratitude for the special bond you share by
spending time with her on this holiday will do so much for your relationship.
Remember, our social circle is very important to our overall
brain health. Spending time with the people you love strengthens the brain.
For those of you who don’t get along with your mother, this
may be a time to consider reconnecting. If that isn’t an option or if your mom
has passed away, think of the other important women in your life and reach out
to let them know what they mean to you.
I’d love to know how all of you Warriors are celebrating with mom this year. Please leave a comment here or on my Facebook page or Instagram page. And don’t forget to enter the promo code TANA21 to get 21% off in the BrainMD store, where you can find more unique brain healthy gifts for mom.