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(5) Ageism or Amygdala Agility?

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Healthy choices are to the amygdala, what healthy food is to the stomach! We ignore our amygdala to our mental and emotional peril. As our brain’s vital processing center for emotions, the amygdala connects our emotions to other key brain abilities, that regulate memories, learning and our senses. An untamed… Read more »

(1) Retire Lonely or Lively?

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Ever wonder why some seniors retire lonely while others run in retirement with liveliness? Why do some brains favor lonely and bored over lively and boosted? We may think that loneliness is a non-fixable or fatal toxin for seniors who face stepping down from work or careers alone. The opposite… Read more »

Mend Minds of Teens and Boost Trail Blazers

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Inaccurate assumptions about the human brain often lead to harmful outcomes that block our incentives to tackle challenges and grow grit for innovative adventures that improve life for ourselves and those around us. While it’s true that the same boiling water that softens a potato also hardens an egg, it’s… Read more »

Compassion with the Brain in Mind

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Did you know that compassion and unconditional love that we offer to ourselves and others benefits us even more that people we direct it to? Kindness that we offer, even in tiny doses, also makes us more in awe of the humanity around us. It’s no surprise that compassion, kindness… Read more »

If we don’t like something …

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Maya Angelou said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Easier said than done? Our mindset can open deep and lasting mojo at the heart of every experience. It starts with a deliberate change and enables us to step beyond trauma and… Read more »

Grace That’s Lived Needs a Healthy Motivation 

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As I reflect on the book,  Access Our Grace Mindset, I realize that we may be asking the wrong question. The future of grace (or unmerited mercy, love and favor) matters little if there are no recipients, who can see life wonder beyond war, environmental disasters and inequities. We can… Read more »

Grace Reinstates What Culture Contaminates

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The story is told of a mother who embarrassed her teenage son because she wore an ugly pirate-like patch over her right eye. After his friends teased him that his mom looked like Captain Hook, the boy refused to bring friends home again. Increasingly, the sight of his mom brought… Read more »

Leaders’ Beliefs, Behaviors and Benefits

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Some leaders say that our beliefs should not influence our behaviors, and we should “separate church and state” to lead with rational results only. Other leaders say that our beliefs are central to who we are and people we lead should expect our beliefs to impact our leadership. What do… Read more »

Living A Growth Mindset, Fixed Mindset or Grace Mindset?

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WHAT IS A GROWTH MINDSET? Growth mindset is open-minded thinking. It helps us generate solutions that bounce us back after challenges. It’s available to all who take time to practice it. Anyone can do it. When we choose growth mindset approaches, we choose an art and science of creative reactions…. Read more »