Shift

It may look like you are merely moving your crayon around the paper aimlessly but doodling can help you shift effortlessly from the reactive (subconscious mind) to the problem-solving mind (where learning takes place). Harvard research has also shown that there can be a significant increase in comprehension and recall when an individual is allowed…

Let Go!

When was the last time you scribbled? I mean really scribbled with abandonment. When was the last time you allowed yourself to cut loose and do something as childish as scribbling? Well, today may be the day you need to cut loose again. Scribbling can serve many purposes. It can be an aerobic activity that…

Outcome

How do you respond when the outcome you envisioned is different than what you wanted? Does your need to be in control override your ability to see the humor and growth opportunity in the situation has created? Or are you able to laugh, look at the pattern you are tripping over and make a different…

Outside

I like going outside the lines, because for me creativity, innovation, and magic happen outside the lines. On the other hand, some people prefer staying inside the lines because it helps them to calm and center their system. We all have an innate tolerance for chaos (unpredictability) and imposed external order (predictability) though the proportions…

What

Whenever I find myself embarking along a new journey or beginning a new project I ask myself a series of questions to help me focus my mind and stay on course. Here are some of the questions I ask: What is my ultimate goal or what am I trying to accomplish? Why is this important?…

Wired Differently

All of our minds are wired differently, which means we also have a different tolerance for the opposite states of chaos (unpredictability) and imposed external order (predictability). Finding that balance point (your own), I feel, is the key to success. Some people need a great amount of order to feel safe and activate their conscious…

Genetics

Do you see yourself as a victim of your genes or do you prefer to work on becoming the master of your mind? Do you take responsibility for your life and have the capacity to see the gifts and growth opportunities your current challenges have to offer? Or do you prefer to ditch responsibility and…