Age is just a number? Or is it? Brain science facts!!



Age is just a number? Or is it?  Brain science facts!!

“Height is just a number” Kevin HART

There is absolutely no doubt that 40. 50, even 80 is not the same as it was for your parents! 

Of course there will always be people too lazy, uninformed OR unmotivated to stay young. There are 35/40 years olds who might as well be in their 60s/70s in terms of health, attitude, lifestyle and most importantly their thinking.  I work with many clients who struggle with being disconnected to the number on their birth certificate and/or the person in the mirror; especially when it comes to ‘age’

Women get pressured about having babies when they are 40+….. seriously back in the days when our lifespan and general health was way worse; when people married young; yes they had their first child at 18 BUT they  often had a lot of kids and were giving birth to their last one in their 40s or later.

People like Rachel Welch, George Clooney, Denzel and many others,  certainly give their ‘age-peers’ a good rep.   Jennifer Aniston is rockin a 45 year old body that would make any 20 years old jealous (see movie The Millers)

People will say, just tell me, it’s just a number, it doesn’t matter! (If it doesn’t matter why do people press so much to find out?).  Oh and on this subject Never, Never, answer (or ask) the question ‘ how many sexual partners have you had?’ because there is never going to be a good answer for either of you! And once asked you cannot un-ask!

Fact is your BRAIN CHEMISTRY decides how you will process certain information; once you know something you can’t then un-know it. Often people in relationships think they should tell each other every nitty gritty bit of info from their past, their deepest nooks and crannies of their mind…..

There is certainly such thing as too much information!

When you receive information your brain automatically searches through your billions of reference points on your hard-drive and allocates certain pre conceived ‘facts’ (more like stats than facts really)to your current situation. Sorry this means you too, unless you’re from another planet and don’t fit into brain science facts on this one.



Photo: Treeman by Michael PETCHKOVSKY (Australia)