Monthly Archives: July 2016

She listened so well that very few knew …

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Robyn loved to listen to others and to learn more about what each person cared about most that day. Those of us she engaged felt richer because she listened through genuine curiosity that prompted us to speak up and feel heard. Lesser known however, was Robyn‘s sheer delight whenever others… Read more »

I Golfed Today! What Did You Do?

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The last time I golfed Robyn cheered on our game, and then she passed later that day. We’d golfed together for 20 + years and it was a favorite hobby for us both. It occurred to me that I may never golf again, and only yesterday did I make a… Read more »

Q & A for Mental Reboot

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Imagine a back to school challenge that draws on your unique brainpower? Or a new opportunity to re-start an old habit in a fresh way, with rejuvenating mental benefits? All  through mind-bending facts from the brain sciences, and from Dr. Norman Doidge’s Books: The Brain that Changes Itself, and The… Read more »

Your Brain’s Ability to Heal a Broken Heart

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Some people hobble into their day with enough sorrow to crush any new realities that may exist for them on the other side of sad. Teens drop out of school in record highs, with unresolved hurts, disappointed parents leave marriages, leaders hide in their offices and plot against those they’d… Read more »

Robyn’s Last Day – A Celebrated Life!

A GREAT HUMAN left us today – and our loss is enormous …. After work we golfed on Lodge at Woodcliff Golf Course and Robyn hit ball after ball like an angel – so that we decided to sign up for a tournament soon and play for charity to capitalize… Read more »

Back to School Bundles for Fun Learning Adventures!

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Head back to school with timed saving of $35.00 off the 902 page Bundle below! Now you have all you need to manage a brain based learning culture! See brief video of all student-ready tasks, games, lessons and units  included in this bundle.  Oh, and here are back to school, … Read more »

Your Brain on the Power of Kind! Cutthroat or Care?

We’ve all benefited from caring and compassionate leaders. We’ve learned from mentors who appear to escape cutthroat tactics that hardwire cynics’ brains.  And we’ve marshaled up victories with coaches who spearhead care. Most of us at one time or another, build or find the kind of support that advances people… Read more »

Boost Working Memory to Learn New Skills

Have you slammed onto ruts or slipped into boring routines lately? If so read on and get ready  for a fun new adventure! Let’s say you’d like to learn a new technology such as Instagram, or accept an invitation to propose a digital innovation. Both cases  take more working memory,… Read more »

Standing Ovation to Diverse Learning Communities

Would you agree that tone tools can create goodwill and amp up any learning community? I’m referring to the body language of communication here – the tone tools that bring a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. Tone benefits embody the warmth of thanks, while its lack… Read more »

30 Boredom-Proof Ways to Beat Summer Slide!

June may be brain awareness month, but every day offers another opportunity to beat summer slide. How so? Just for fun – why not celebrate a brain-friendly challenge daily. Let’s say you capitalize on hidden or unused intelligences in unexpected places all  summer? Or at least on 30 different days…… Read more »