A window into the brain fitness revo­lu­tion, Sharp Brains offers a mix of fun brain teasers and serious commen­tary, focused on the impli­ca­tions of cogni­tive neuro­science research on health, educa­tion and corpo­rate training.

SB’s Alvaro Fernandez shares an exer­cise proposed by Jeffrey Brantley in Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Prac­tices To Help You Stay Calm & Focused All Day Long:

First, travel back, in your mind’s eye, to a time when you felt a healthy exhaus­tion, and let you relive that moment as vividly as you can.

Then, remember, re-expe­ri­ence, a loving exchange that really touched you. Pause. See the moment. Smell it. Hear what happened around you.

Next, visu­alize the most caring gesture you have ever received, as full of details as possible. Who gave you that gift of caring. How you felt.

Now, travel to the most magnif­i­cent place you have seen. Enjoy the views. Pause. Listen. Smile. Appre­ciate.

Go to the Smart Brains blog.

Jeffrey Brantley is the Director of Mind­ful­ness-Based Stress Reduc­tion at DukeHealth.org.