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Cookies, Carrots and Clutter

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Given the choice do you choose to snack on cookies over carrots? If so, you’ll likely be surprised by stressful effects this choice has on your brain. We now know for instance, that our responses to daily stress, and everyday choices,  impact our ability to fight off and avoid anxiety… Read more »

Write your way past ruts

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If curiosity is our writer’s power, then risk for adventure is our super power. The opposite is also true, if we simply reiterate strong opinions or write without find the most current facts first. How so? Listen for new clues with innovative suggestions for a problem you face. Ruts remap… Read more »

Write Past Ruts with the Brain in Mind

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If curiosity is your writer-power, then risk-for-adventure is your superpower. How so? Listen for new clues with innovative suggestions for a problem you face. Ruts remap brains for more stagnancy. A new clue remaps our brains for treasured possibilities. Shift up a writing space today. Add a favorite photo, move… Read more »

Do Your Routines Rob Our Hope?

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When hope yields to daily mandated routines, our brains slip into dangerous ruts! Do your routines rob our hope? What about mandated routines? Looking for tips to reboot magical hope for a new season? I like to start with the two-footed question: What awakens hope in you in spite of difficulties… Read more »

Smart Skills for 21st Century Agility

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Agile learners develop smart skills to build flexible and resourceful communities, where problems get solved and people find support.  It’s more than hard or soft skills, yet it builds a learning community to integrate and hone both. Add to that the fact that smart skills bring agile results that leaders… Read more »

Brain Based Tasks for Older Learners

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While we now know that students retain less from lectures, we question how to cultivate brain based cultures that trigger observable and impressive growth. Good news! It’s actually easier than most realize – to get older students active and growing in any class! Enter six little namungos with big brainy… Read more »

Plan for Brainpower Boom

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Life-changing answers will come more from progressive innovators,  than from leaders who languish in stress and former failures. Have you seen it too? A brainpower boom is on the horizon for a rejuvenated global economy,  and it’s already touching daily lives. Will you be on board with the best brains… Read more »

Plan for Brainpower Boom

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Life-changing answers will come more from progressive innovators,  than from leaders who languish in stress and former failures. Have you seen it too? A brainpower boom is on the horizon for a rejuvenated global economy,  and it’s already touching daily lives. Will you be on board with the best brains… Read more »

Wonders and Woes of your Basal Ganglia

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It’s both brainpower for mastery of ethical practices and at times your slave master to cynical opposites.  Unless you understand the brain’s equipment at work, you can easily fall into a basal ganglia’s propensity for ruts and miss its zest for rejuvenation. How so? Your brain’s basal ganglia opens wonderful… Read more »

Compelling Case Against Change…

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Have you heard  reasons given by people who cling to tired routines? The other day the dean of a university’s education department claimed to his audience that he’d like to make changes, but that his university was required to train teachers for schools that already exist out there. Not one… Read more »