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Six Steps to Avoid Holiday Heartaches

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Avoid Kindling Grief Christmas or Hanukkah holidays can kindle killer sorrow after loss, disappointment, or memories of missteps.  Some choose avoidance as a strategy to handle grief during holidays, but our brains hold a far better way to holiday happiness. Whether a friend let us down, a schedule left us… Read more »

Hopes for 2019!

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Here’s hoping that your 2019 is filled with grace, happiness and wonder! It’s true that despair and difficulty is rampant but delightfully, so is hope, love, joy and genuine care from people who model ways to remain resilient and well. YOUR TURN! Join our Brain Based Circles! Would love to… Read more »

8 Brainy Gifts at Christmas

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It’s Christmas for some and other winter holiday for other — a time for giving! It’s also recession for many – a time for surviving! So how can we give generously without losing our shoes in the process? Few would deny that when people give freely from the heart, everybody… Read more »

Overjoyed or Overwhelmed this Christmas?

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Job loss or economic woes? Why do tough times stir despair in some and courage in others, especially during holidays like Christmas? When people feel life hitting back – below the belt, why do some rise and some fall? I’d been inspired  in discussions on this dilemma,  with Robyn, Eva,… Read more »

What Question Would Animate Your Holiday Table?

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Have you seen the wonder created when you ask questions that others love to answer? Questions can animate a holiday gathering and bring different people together mindfully around questions that evoke curiosity and wonder. Choose one or more of the following questions to stoke wonder at your holiday gathering: 1…. Read more »

Go to the Heart and Mind of Holiday Cheer for …

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No need to let past experiences rob you of the wonder and cheer in an upcoming holiday. In spite of your situation, mindfulness tosses delight back to you in shapes, sounds and textures of fun festivity! What if this holiday brings out the best in others and forgives missteps in… Read more »

Holiday Giving Extended with Brains in Mind

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After a fun discussion over their favorite jello treats, my  grandchildren and I just agreed to change our gift-giving Christmas tradition,  for a new practice of gifts given by Nana to causes we each identify. It’s really about extending hope to others, from our appreciation and love for one another…. Read more »

Brain Benefits of Holiday Themed Learning

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Magical benefits spring from holiday themed lessons where students build mental skills based on their treasured traditions. Looking for a way to unleash your students’ hidden and unused talents while keeping holiday spirits bright? You may remember namungos as fictional characters – with real brain parts! But did you know … Read more »

Boost Brainier Holiday Fun!

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Simply start with newly discovered facts about the human brain, and you’ll soon ramp up fun and festivity for your holiday.

Open the personal gift of intrapersonal intelligence as your tool to tackle holiday challenges by giving and gaining far more. Offer presents like those below and find holiday miracles fit for a genius.

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Brains on Character IQ

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Brainy Gifts to Friends for Free For teachers and teens who crave more mental zip, yet find themselves exhausted by holiday extras they can’t afford, the idea of fun free character gifts hold priceless offerings. Rather than ride Grinch trains along tired tracks, students love to ring in holidays with… Read more »