When we start fun discussions at Thanksgiving Day celebrations, we often generate mind-bending results for all at our table. One well crafted question can turn a table of diverse dinner guests from dwelling on problems in the past to focus instead on a few possibilities going forward. Ask, “What’s one… Read more »
It’s holiday season again. Stress seems to be higher than normal, while care for people we love can sink to an all-time low. Even our children and grandchildren find themselves trapped in anxiety’s ankle chains over holiday gatherings, where tensions tend to dominate. As we hear words that diminish, we… Read more »
Looking to start a mind-bending and fun day? Then begin with thankfulness and the brain rises up to do the rest. Need a few prompts to ignite the kind of curiosity a toddler, teen or teacher shows on a good day? Hope to draw kindness from the heart of grandparents?… Read more »
My beloved Tercel and I are both getting on, so when my 22 year old terrific Toyota simply refused to shift into gear, as I traveled to speak about human brains last Friday, I suddenly needed a brainy place where older cars can still qualify as awesome. Compare my little… Read more »
Did the 2016 campaign leave you craving civility from all sides? Did you long to communicate – without demonizing or diminishing others who disagree? Civility starts with each of us – but it quickly extends to others. How so? My students enjoy the civility tasks central to all discourse in… Read more »
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.
Opposite thankfulness lurks disappointment and both rely on a choice to either shape a dream or tank a day. Thankfulness and a Growth Mindset! Have you noticed how even simple expressions of gratitude can offer you mental tools that no other approach to life can quite equal? Or are… Read more »
Thankfulness circles into serotonin well being and fuels the human brain for surprising outcomes. Today, for instance, I received an unexpected reminder of from Sue Dungey, a game-changing waitress I encountered at Brantford’s, Williams Fresh Cafe on Market St. How so?
Ever notice how Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to bring out blues in some and blessings in others? Or how lonely people see vast spaces between themselves and others – even at festive holiday tables? First glances show people blessed with close family and friends feel blessed over holidays while those… Read more »