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Girls Just Want to Have Fun

by Kristen Magnacca

When was the last time you had fun? The kind of fun that resulted in laughing so hard it hurt?

If you can’t remember, then here are your marching orders:

1) Hum Cindy Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun focusing on these lyrics:

          “That’s all they really want?
          Some fun?
          When the workin' day is done?
          Oh girls they wanna have fun?
          Oh girls just wanna have fun”?

2) Now plan and execute some fun with your girl pals or husband or partner. Maybe a fun evening in with a bowl of popcorn and a movie. Heck, maybe a dance on the table at the local bar!

Here's the point to all of this “fun” talk. It’s about Neuroplasticity:

    Neuroplasticity, referred to as brain plasticity, cortical plasticity or cortical re-mapping, is the changing of neurons, the organization of their networks, and their function via new experiences.

Here’s a layman’s explanation in a nutshell: Neurons in the brain that “fire” together, wire together. (Check out Dr. Joe Dispenza’s amazing video on this concept.)

This means that if you’re feeling sad, hopeless, depressed or angry on a day-to-day basis, your brain’s super highway is being reinforced to connect to those emotions on a quicker basis.

So, by interrupting the negative emotions with, let’s just say, fun or a smile, you are changing the neural connection in your brain and creating a different outlook on your given situation.

With the chemical make up of your entire body being challenged through a fertility cycle, this concept helps reinforce that you are truly in charge of your life with the most powerful components: your thoughts and emotions.

Only you have the power to create your existence . . .

(And remember, you can start with a little song . . . )

Kristen has been featured on the Today Show and in publications including Woman’s World, the Boston Globe,,, and Kristen and her husband Mark live on Cape Cod with their children, Grace and Cole. Kristen invites readers to contact her through her website at

There's a neurological reason you might want to force yourself to have some!

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