Neuroplasticity teaches us that our brains are capable of shaping us into the individuals we’ve always wanted to be. It shows us that our brains are capable of creating the life we’ve always envisioned for ourselves and our communities. This awesome creative power is within our control, but harnessing it requires awareness. We must be aware of all those things that influence the strength and connectivity of the cells within our brains. We must be conscious of the stimuli which promote neurogenesis and synaptogenesis so that we can continue to evolve. At the same time, we must be knowledgeable about those noxious stimuli that cause injury and death to neurons, inhibiting our ability to control our neurological destiny. Influencing neuroplasticity requires one to be mindful of all the positive and negative things that impact the health and function of our brains.