Increase Learning

Research has shown that in addition to trauma, another common classroom disrupter and hindering factor in the learning process is boredom. According to Professor Jackie Andrade of the School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, “If someone is doing a boring task, they may start to daydream. Daydreaming distracts them from the task, resulting in poorer…

What We Believe

In this short video, Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about how the function of the mind is to create coherence between what we believe and the reality that we experience. He then goes on to show us the different ways that dis-ease can be created. About 2500 years ago, the Buddhists said that “what we think…

The Love of Learning

Is school igniting a love of learning in your child or turning them off to learning? Is school helping your child discover his or her unique learning style and how to maximize performance, or diminishing your child’s sense of value and self? In the book, Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and…

Surfing Life’s Waves

I cannot control the ocean, just as I cannot control everything that happens in my life… Some days, nature gives us waves, and others, there aren’t any. Surfing taught me how to make the most of what’s given to you in life.” Weston Borg In this three-and-a-half-minute video, Weston Borg uses surfing as a metaphor…

What Do You Allow?

In this five-minute video Eddie Pinero, shares: “It’s no secret that if you look at things with a negative lens, they are going to appear negative. If you look at life as this giant tragedy and you’re always the helpless victim, guess what? You will remain that way. You’re essentially enabling a self-fulfilling prophecy.” It…

Paper and Crayons

Over the years many teachers, therapists, parents and individuals have shared some of their novel adaptations of the ICWIB program with me. Today I would like to share some of them with you, because they might help you integrate the program more fully into your life or classroom. One woman who works with high risk…

Shine Your Light

In this short video of Lisa Nichols, a world-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author, talks about how she refused to be limited by other people’s negative perceptions of her and ultimately how that changed her life. Instead of letting other people’s limiting beliefs of her hold her back, she found the courage to believe in…

Look Inside

Nature provides us with wisdom if we are open and present enough to hear it speak to us. This is something indigenous tribes have known for centuries. Unfortunately, it is hard to connect with nature on a deep vibrational level if we are disconnected from our authentic nature and ourselves. So how can we reclaim…

For A Reason

Randy Pausch, in his last lecture, said, “…Brick walls are there for a reason: they are there to prove how badly we want something…” “…A wall is not necessarily created to stop you, but rather to stop the people who don’t want something as much as you do.” Growing up with multiple learning disabilities, I…