Have More Fun!

Deadlines! Rules on how to do it! Grades! How can you be creative when someone is breathing down your neck? If a learning situation doesn’t stimulate curiosity, awe, wonder, and discovery, learning can become boring and difficult. Unfortunately, in many schools, because of large classroom sizes, lack of funds, and a focus on testing, they…

Outside the Box

Do you look for ingenious ways to solve your problems? Or do you fall in the trap of thinking you always have to do something the same way every time? Trying something new or exploring a different approach are wonderful ways of activating your conscious mind. Why is this important? When you are in your…

Submission

Is school igniting a love of learning in your child or turning them off to it? 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…

Listen

My mother used to say, “You need to learn how to listen!” It took me many years to understand the wisdom behind her words. Simple drawing techniques similar to the ICWIB art activities helped me learn to focus my mind, and still my heart so I could listen and hear the kind and gentle voice…

Value

Are you so focused on becoming successful that you have lost track of your own value? Are you spending so much time trying to get things done and check them off your list that you are no longer present in the moment or listening to your inner voice? Are you under the illusion that when…

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…