Category Archives: opposing view

Burn strong or burn out

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Being a lit candle in life is difficult because it means that first we must burn. Before we can influence change we usually have to become that change in visible ways. Otherwise our mental warehouse often locks us into ruts described by Bob Blue in a song below. Blue describes… Read more »

What opens your mind?

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When Helen Keller said, Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all, did she describe you? In many secondary and college classes change or different approaches are risky and deeply unfashionable. Yet this is what education urgently needs! What opens your mind to new adventures? And… 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 »

Social Media Helps or Hurts Brainpower

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Researchers suggest that social media can harm kids’ brains, and few would disagree. Either way, social networks such as Twitter are here to stay. My question is, what impact do online networks play in strengthening minds and leading innovation across differences? Increasingly, brain gurus such as Susan Greenfield weigh in… Read more »

Age Graciously or Voraciously?

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Do you lie about age, or do others find inspiration from your maturity? Perhaps more importantly – can you laugh at age? Do predictable answers fly from your tongue like corn pops over heat, or do you investigate and weigh different viewpoints? Would friends describe you as gracious and set… 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 »

Brainpowered Tools to Disagree

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Conflict grows perilous for those who lack brainpowered tools, yet disagreement’s add linchpins of growth for those equipped with sharp mental tactics.  Watch warfare erupt in your circles and you’ll likely see 1 of 10 instigators: 1. Angry folks show few skills to tame their amygdala. 2. Stubborn people often… Read more »

Prepare Leaders for Mind Drivers Past Gridlock

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What if  you engaged opposing views as if you supported these  before you address an opinionated view? YOUR TURN! Join our Brain Based Circles! Would love to meet you at any of the following! Brain Leaders and Learners Blog Mita Brain Center Facebook efweber on Pinterest @ellenfweber on Twitter ellenfweber… Read more »

Multiple Mental Lookouts

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Have you seen our financial crisis through a different lens? Or do you dare to dream when others damn a thing? Can you see another side?  Do you look at war or peace from many angles? I ran into a government run outfit that sells guns and ammunition to US… Read more »

#25 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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  25. Imagine We-They  Circles Female and male brains differ biologically and intellectually in ways that few optimize. Cultural preferences differ and you can capitalize of people’s unique strengths. Change filters to write from new views. Change filters to insert new view. Write from different filters, from another person’s vantage… Read more »