the Ancestor effect
Why Your Stories Matter
“So even if we don’t perceive to like our ancestors, thinking about them still leads to a mental state that boosts intellectual performance and decision-making.”
I just read this most fascinating article about the value of knowing our family’s narrative and the ancestor effect. Apparently, just thinking about our ancestors (ancient to the not so distant) helps us be better problem solvers and live better lives.
“Recently, a clinical study reported that thinking positively about our family roots boosts emotional confidence and even intelligence.”
Are you a good ancestor? Have you started to record and save your family stories?
“…keep your ancestors close at hand. Every day, think about the people who are responsible for putting you on the planet. Consider their hard work throughout the ages, their resilience in tough times, and their ingenuity.”
To check out the full article, visit “Amy Bruckner & The Dream Tribe.” I highly recommend taking a look. Then, be a good ancestor by recording and sharing a story from your own family’s history!
StoryCatcher® for iPhone makes it easy to get started making short video stories your loved ones will cherish for all time. Plus, you’ll be helping them become smarter and more effective in the process! You can download the app on the Apple App Store.