Wonderful Mind

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

                                                                 Pablo Picasso.

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We all have a creative mind; however, creativity is not something that appears at any given moment, many people do not know how to invoke inspiration and go through a phase known as “blank sheet”, it’s a period in which Ideas do not occur and there is a blockage of creativity.

Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not linked to the use of the right brain, nor does it refer to having a lot of imagination, it is a much more complex process in which, if we had to reduce it exclusively and place it in our gray matter, we would say; a creative person is someone who can work both sides of the brain at the same time. This does not mean that being able to simultaneously drive the two hemispheres of the brain is a genetic or exclusive virtue of certain people, certainly, for some, it will be easier than for others, but that is how they execute their thoughts and practice some exercises that Develop brain power.

An area in the brain responsible for what we call “daydreaming” has been identified; this network of imagination is located in the frontal and parietal part of the temporal lobes allowing rambling on the past, the future and the abstract.

The secret to invoking inspiration and emerging creativity is to activate this network of imagination as they relate to the executive network of the brain, which controls attention and memory. In this way creative people concentrate on letting their imagination fly, blocking external distractions and allowing them to isolate themselves in their reverie.

In studies related to psychological health, it was concluded that creative minds are more cultured, primitive, constructive and destructive, occasionally mad and at the same time extremely conscious compared to “ordinary” people, creative people tend to be more introverted than the rest, allowing them to have a self-awareness and knowledge of their darkest and uncomfortable side while managing to focus on details that activate the thought-action.

There is no such recipe for creativity, but we can imitate some practices of the great minds that allows us to learn to clear the mind and concentrate. Watching around, listening to different music, watching movies, references, taking a time to be alone, exercising, walking, traveling and reading are some practices that we can perform to exercise our mind, after all, the brain is a muscle and if it is not stimulated, at some point it will atrophy.

The Surrealistic Movement

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Surrealism is one of the most important and popular artistic movements. It has been characterized with the passage of the years by its origin from Dada in the 20’s. Around the world there are museums in which are exhibited the best paintings of its precursors and leading figures.

The best marathons in the world

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The world of running is competitive and requires great preparation to travel a long and heavy distance like a marathon. Are you a runner? Imagine walking the 42,195 meters in a country totally different from yours. Would you like to live it? Here we present you the best marathons and without any doubt, it is worth running.

BOSTON MARATHON

It is one of the oldest in the history of running. It is held on Patriots Day (the third Monday in April) and dates from 1897. It is characterized by its mountainous route considering altimetry and a tourist landscape on its way, ending at the Boston Public Library. The 2013 edition is the most remembered, due to the attack that broke out in full career, being one of the tragic acts that shocked the world the most.

BERLIN MARATHON

It’s slogan is "Das Marathonfest auf der schnelisten strecke der Welt", which means the marathon festival on the fastest track in the world. And, indeed, among the riders is known for being one of the fastest, given its type of soil lighter than the previous one and also counting on numerous sites of general interest where the route passes. Its first edition was carried out in 1974 and since then it is one of the most requested by classified runners.

PARIS MARATHON

It is organized by the same company responsible for the famous Tour de France. It is one of the most colorful and perfect marathons, since its route, besides the incredible tourist attraction (the track goes along the River Seine), there are more than 100 orchestras and popular animations distributed along the route. To date, the sports edition hosts approximately 50,000 runners from around the world.

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Traveling in Latin America: gastronomy is not to be missed.

Traveling is one of the most important pleasures for people, and even a lifestyle. That is why, when planning a trip to any part of the world, it is inevitable not to think about the activities that will be done in the chosen destination. However, the most important (and practically the engine of the same trip) is mealtime; Because when you go to a foreign country, you know another way of life, another culture, another way of thinking, of being, of eating. Do you have plans to travel to any Latin country? Learn a little about the history of gastronomy in some countries of Latin America:

The Importance of Being Polyglot

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Today it is very necessary to speak two or more languages besides the native. Why is this happening?

It has been proven on a global level that having more than one dominant language is one of the main objectives for people on a professional and personal scale; the chances of travelling around the world and being able to initiate conversations with native speakers is an increasingly necessary fact in people’s lives for different reasons: work, study or just in order to increase social life depending on the needs of the speaker. Among the most sought after languages in the world are English, French and recently Chinese Mandarin.

What’s going on a polyglot’s brain?

Those who master a third language often have their brains in shape; Several studies show that by practicing several languages, it improves attention span as well as ensures a notorious and very possible delay in Alzheimer’s prevention.

The most effective way to maintain the brain healthy is through the stimulation of mental exercises, which are carried out with the practice of something that requires a lot of attention. Among the most important scientific effects are the so-called cerebral plasticity or neuroplasticity, which consists of the neurons regenerating anatomically and functionally in order to form synaptic connections.

It is a fact that knowing at least six languages, requires a very complete brain gym. It allows you to pay attention, while at the same time develop other functions such as speech; hearing and even the sight. The benefits are often forged more easily if you handle the ability of a polyglot from a very young age.

 

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Alberto Cruz

CEO Lingbe

 

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS YOU SHOULD NOT MISS

Travelling is not only about sightseeing and dish tasting, to be able to live the full experience it’s key to understand the regions culture. There are thousands of festivals taking place around the world which are well known for their originality. Interested in going to any? Up next we will tell you which ones are the coolest and most amazing ones so you don’t miss them on your trip schedule.

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Are you willing to face the adventure of a lifetime? Up next are some suggestions of countries to visit with completely different languages. Enjoy!