Re-imagining learning communities that cultivate curiosity and foster fewer fears!

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Does your community cultivate curiosity or foster fears that drown innovation? Brain based games work especially well to optimize learner brainpower and empower teacher transitional opportunities to help growth happen! No question, curiosity is central to learning. Problems arise though, when investigation and discovery fall too far from center at… 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 »

Nativity Game Brings Christmas Alive!

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Have you ever imagined yourself in a real and living role during that first Christmas? What did Mary see? How did Joseph feel? Why did one star shine brightest? What were the shepherds saying to one another? What did the wise people wonder about? Here’s a game that positions you… Read more »

Will Criticism or Care Come into Our Holiday?

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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 »

How Brains Wire for War or Prepare for Peace

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Are you wired for anger, anxiety or payback when clashes strike on an ordinary day? Or do instant reactions for you tend to bring others together, find common ground or share assets? Remembrance Day is the perfect day to inventory our comebacks to personal assaults. A time to check our… Read more »

Crave More Diversity and Community Care?

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Have you ever wondered what would spark a vibrant community that attracted people you admire? Or have you craved diversity where you work? Have you considered how dynamite change can come from all, when we appreciate all! Yes, old timers and newcomers all possess the treasured potent we need most… Read more »

Q & A on Power of Kindness vs Hate in Brains

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Have you wondered about the brain’s power of kindness over hate? Or did you know that kindness alters our brain’s chemistry? Q & A on the Merits of Kindness VS Hate in Human Brains … Q 1. How does kindness change the brain’s chemistry? A 1. Kindness primes our plasticity… Read more »

10 Principles of Change I’ve Learned

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As I worked with and learned from leaders across  20 countries, over 40 years,  I learned 10 key factors that lead  sustainable change. Guided by these key principles, I engage  two-footed questions, facilitate mind-guided mutual mentoring, and track change in  brain based assessment skill charts, to help develop specific skill… Read more »

What if we programmed calm into our hectic calendar?

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Attempts to bring calm into sudden, unexpected, or hyped-up-situations can backfire at times, but deliberately planned adventures add enjoyment and serenity that relieves most pressures. Composure can rarely be mandated. Studies show that paying too much attention to our levels of peacefulness can bring its opposite. Pressure cooker chaos can… Read more »