Category Archives: innovation

Plasticity’s Pathway to Innovation

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Have you seen good ideas crushed by bullies, cynics or naysayers where you work?  Before Michael Merzenich became the world’s leading researcher on brain plasticity, cynics with hard science credentials, insisted brainpower and intelligence was fixed. Simply put, people insisted that elderly brains don’t change much, for instance, and that… Read more »

Valued Secrets of Introverts Unleashed

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Highlight the inner secrets of those termed “introverts,” and we’ll likely toss in wisdom from deep inner truths worth adding! New insights into intelligence helps us identify and repair incorrect notions of an introvert’s assets. If we replace two myths about those who favor deep inner reflections, we begin to… Read more »

Replace Stress with Social and Emotional Survival Skills

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Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress and without adult models, our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social strategies and emotional boosts that toss cheer and hope back into our day! But how? What can we do, in a climate of… Read more »

10 Playful Pathways into Imagination

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Luckily, the human brain comes with unique equipment to free your mind, solve problems, or create adventures many crave but most people fail to imagine for themselves. Follow one or two  new neuron pathways today and watch limiting habits fade as rigid ruts yield to infinite imaginings. It’s really about… Read more »

Your Brain on Conflict – Innovation Drain

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  Just as brains gravitate to gambling addictions  when we pull slot machine levers for unsure results, we also compulsively flip channels for feisty news clips that hold us captive in a toxic grip. Both addictions come with the same inner craving for indeterminate wonder.  Both can lead to disaster,… Read more »

Announcing the Dr. Robyn McMaster Scholarship at Mita International Brain Center

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It’s an awesome moment at the Mita International Brain Center, one that allows us to give possibilities to people who often lack access to life-changing opportunities! This morning I awoke to a surprising, grace-filled and generous gift of fund started in Robyn’s name by Sherri Tyler – Literary Sherri and… Read more »

How Can We Find Calm in the Midst of Conflicts?

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Disagree with a Healthy Dose of Goodwill for Those who Differ It happened just as I was about to introduce our discussion topic. So moved by what I observed in the crowd, I tossed my notes and invited the group to share why they huddled around a peer. Why were… Read more »

Mental Tools in Stress Free Zones

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The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.

Stress kills!

What’s Critical about Thinking?

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Have you seen sacred cows  consume innovation, confuse issues and block growth? I have. Wherever you hear the catchword critical thinking discussed, you find new definitions. The only part people seem to hold in common is that you should wield critical thinking to solve problems. Have you noticed it works… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Heal the Heart of Learning & Leading?

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If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower   could mindfulness and trust heal the heart of learning and leading? The more gridlock images we see flash across media, schools, and our lives, the more innovative, healing, and fun-filled images get lost. To learn and lead mindfully though, takes more… Read more »