Life Long Learners

“We need to make sure that [children] see that learning a topic can be exciting, it can be gratifying, make you feel more competent and comfortable—and that all of these things lead to a sense of accomplishment and a sense of joy in learning that will be much more important in the long run, than…

Do As I Say

Understanding how our mind is programmed and learning to succeed Recently an old friend of mine suggested that I have some of my newsletters be just audio files (podcasts) because then she could just lie on the couch, close her eyes, and listen deeply. Since I grew up listening to the radio, not looking at…

Dance and Doodle

In this short TED Talk, Paula Byrne, worldwide teacher of transformational dance, shares how movement gets us under the radar of our minds and deep into ourselves. When we listen with deep curiosity to our bodies, we become grounded in the present moment. Through movement, we invite the wisdom of the body to speak up.…

State of Mind

A Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania study found that coloring, drawing, and doodling make us feel more relaxed because they activate the prefrontal cortex, which helps control the brain’s reward pathways and contributes to our emotions, decision-making capabilities, and motivation. In this study, the participants were given paper and markers and instructed to doodle in several…

If You Drop

This short excerpt from the I Create What I Believe!(ICWIB) Instructional Guide DVD explain the principles of constructive and destructive interference and how they can apply to everyday situations. It also explains how and why Explore and Ponder, the second activity in the ICWIB program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on…

Intuition

Everyone is intuitive; the challenge is learning how to accurately decode the information you receive. Often people try to decode everything mentally instead of learning how to use their breath to slow down the information and use their body sensations to reflect and decode the information. I find the first ICWIB activity Just Scribble is…

Coloring Books

Over the last two years, many people have brought the new explosion of adult coloring books to my attention. Numerous people have spoken to me about how much they love the process of coloring in these books. This led me to explore the phenomenon myself. I personally do not like coloring in predesigned coloring books…

A Gold Mine of Problem-Solvers

  Why do we continue to view individuals with learning challenges as damaged, broken, or less than? Why are we blind to the wealth of knowledge and unique abilities they possess, not in spite of, but because of the unique wiring of their mind? Almost every week I meet someone who is still shackled with…

Ripened Like Good Wine

I have been pondering two words lately: congruent and conflict. The reason for the reflection is because I have noticed that if I am unclear or in conflict with myself in any way, that it is more difficult to move forward effectively and/or accomplish things in a timely manner. When I was younger I had…