“sarf of the river? you must be bloody joking, mate!” – or insert cabbie cliche of your choosing here

a really interesting video here (7 minutes or so) on neuroplasticity – the ability of our brains to re-wire themselves. a bit sciency particularly in the first minute but it warms up. for example did you know that when London cab drivers take ‘The Knowledge’, memorising the streets of London, there is a measurable difference in the size of the part of the brain responsible for visual spatial memory?

of more relevance to us getting sober folks is how techniques of meditation, gratitude and relaxation actually change the way our brains function. I feel as if I have been at the beck and call of old neural pathways for too long: time to build myself some new routes!

putting his book ‘Budhha’s Brain’ on my Amazon wishlist!