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  • Writer's pictureTammy Polenz

Life Starts at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone

What can be more exhilarating then jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet above the earth? I guess the more important question to ask is, why would anyone want to jump out of an airplane in the first place? What if I told you that it’s good for your brain health and can increase your chances of success? Its true and it has to do with your brain’s ability to adapt in ways that serve you better over time.

Nothing can be more rewarding than growth attained by breaking through personal barriers from trying new things. The tough part is that engaging in the unfamiliar can be scary, preventing you from ever acting in the first place. A stronghold inhibiting you in ways you never thought of, hidden fears can be hampering you from creating the happiness and success you desire. So how does jumping out of an airplane play a role with manifesting the life you want? It has to do with neuroplasticity or a rewiring of your brain and the way you think, see, and navigate the world around you.

Our brains have an amazing capacity to change and adapt at any age and this change is called neuroplasticity. Neurogenesis is a mechanism in the brain whereby it can develop new brain cells. Neuroplasticity, also referred to as neural plasticity or brain plasticity, is the brain’s ability to create new neuron pathways and connections or what is referred to as brain remapping. It means your brain actually rewires itself. “When the brain changes, the mind changes too”, states Rick Hansen Ph.D. Neuropsychologist and Meditation Teacher. Rick has a long list of credentials when it comes to studying the brain including, a position as the Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley, expert guest speaker at NASA, Google, Oxford and Harvard, as well as New York Times best-selling author. A few of his authored works consist of Neuro Dharma, Resilient, Hardwiring for Happiness and Buddha’s Brain. He has spent decades researching the topic of neuroplasticity and intimately understands how it plays a role with getting the life you want.

Rewiring your brain means breaking old patterns and to do this you need to take risks by engaging in new adventures. New behaviors light up several parts of the brain by exciting different brain cells, hence creating new pathways. The process literally changes the shape of your brain and the way it works. You become a whole new you in a sense as this transpires. What’s even more amazing is that you can literally create a brain wired for success and happiness. Your brain changes all throughout your lifetime. The issue is that most people do a lot of the same things repeatedly day after day. It’s like your brain becomes a broken record that repeats itself. No excitatory nerve stimulation to change the brain by doing new things means you are living the same old ‘Groundhog Day’ every day you awaken. Old dogs don’t learn new tricks, or do they? New stimulus changes everything in this formula. It lights up different areas of the brain and alters obsolete thought models of the past. Out with the old and in with the new improved brain that serves you and your desires. It’s like having your own personal genie.

Neuroplasticity means plasticity in business too. Brand-new ways of thinking create new success models beyond your everyday life, spewing over into your career and business outcomes. MIT even has a neuroscience-based course focused on leadership success based on neuroscience and business plasticity. By changing our brain, we can change the way we think, behave, move and even lead businesses and people towards healthier ways of operating in the world.

But plasticity in organizational terms, and based on cognitive science, is the adaptability, efficiency, and structural resilience of a business.

~ Tara Swart, MIT Faculty Director*

Doing something frightening not only destroys inhibit ing blocks, but it can also stave off burnout, prevent dementia and promote brain health in other ways. You can change your brain through a process of repetition or speed up this action by engaging in new activities never experienced before. Pushing through new boundaries of your comfort zone provides life changing opportunities. And the faster you can get used to being uncomfortable, the quicker you will reach your goals. Taking risk provides the prospect to soar to levels of experience. so why not start with something big! The Vedas Living Community is all about breaking through your comfort zone barriers in order to reach new heights.

Join us on this next excursion of skydiving and our community supporting the elevation of all individuals!

Date: Saturday, October 30th

Time: Bookings are done 10 people per hour (Ericka & Tammy jump at 12)

Cost: $239/Person

$35 deposit to save your spot

Your Group Id: 34611

Use this group id when signing up

Women and men welcome!

Other Activities: Join the Vedas Community for a day of fun. Bring chairs, food and beverages (no alcohol prior to your jump, but have at it once you are done😊) to hang out with friends before and after your jump.

Memory Packages:

  1. Handy Cam $109 – Your tandem skydiving instructor will film your skydive up close and personal for remembering your experience for years to come.

  2. Outside Video $129 – Third person view video and photos from a professional skydiver who jumps with you, so you can relive the experience by seeing yourself and the jump experience.

  3. Ultimate Video $189 – The Hand Cam & Outside Video package combined for multiple angles of your experience.

  4. Paparazzi Package $269 – Don’t miss a moment with the Hand Cam & 2 professional skydivers following you around, taking pictures and videoing your experience.


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