Build Your Valentine IQ + a Caring Community

Start now to build a caring community by raising your Valentine IQ in this fun Valentine competition. How can you win a prize? Do each of the 6 challenges for a different person in the poster below. Share stories of what you did for each and what response followed. Collect… Read more »

Can Chat Room Discussions Go Deep & Hot Without Going Down?

Do your online discussions tend to go down before they do deep? Time and again people who love to banter ideas tell us they run from toxic discussions on interesting hot topics they’d hoped would generate innovative ideas. Have you seen it?  Before bruiser discussions get cut, often a player… Read more »

Question with 2 Feet for a Mind to Dream with Dr. King

Open your I Have a Dream lesson with students’ interests, and you’ll trigger their ability to design a mind-bending dream. Ask a two-footed dream-building question such as, What innovative change could you fuel to benefit yourself and others? How two-footed questions build courage to dream Compare questions in  the video below… Read more »

How Do You Test to Know What They Know?

Any IQ score or standardized test result can address the question, How smart are they? Yet most of us who hope to awaken brainpower in our students, agree that mere numbers say little about their real capabilities.  On the other hand, if you want to ensure students actively master a… Read more »

Social Media Helps or Hurts Brainpower

Researchers suggest that social media can harm kids’ brains, and few would disagree. Either way, social networks such as Twitter are here to stay. My question is, what impact do online networks play in strengthening minds and leading innovation across differences? Increasingly, brain gurus such as Susan Greenfield weigh in… Read more »

Killer Question for Aging Parent or Older Child!

If you could re-stage your last family gathering for the sole purpose of engaging a life-changing question to an older child, or aging parent – what would you ask? My own beautiful, talented, generous and caring daughter has always been the light of my life – yet I failed at… Read more »

Myths and Wisdom on Aging Brains

Elizabeth Gould’s dynamic discoveries in this area recently created an entirely new field of neurogenesis, a discipline that shows how the adult brain generates new cells. This means that if you act wisely on a day, you alter the very structure of your brain. For instance, choices today determine the levels of wisdom that will follow on the following day. The opposite is also true.

Possibility Mindset – Ignite Community with 2-footed Questions

Does it surprise you that research shows people who spot more possibilities live longer than peers who focus on problems? They light up our circles too! You may ask, What about tough times, when cursing the darkness seems to bat last?  Even when hope seems to fade, possibility thinkers are… Read more »

Age Graciously or Voraciously?

Do you lie about age, or do others find inspiration from your maturity? Perhaps more importantly – can you laugh at age? Do predictable answers fly from your tongue like corn pops over heat, or do you investigate and weigh different viewpoints? Would friends describe you as gracious and set… Read more »

Boost Brainier Holiday Fun!

Simply start with newly discovered facts about the human brain, and you’ll soon ramp up fun and festivity for your holiday.

Open the personal gift of intrapersonal intelligence as your tool to tackle holiday challenges by giving and gaining far more. Offer presents like those below and find holiday miracles fit for a genius.

GIVE …

Do Your Routines Rob Our Hope?

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 »

Mental Tools in Stress Free Zones

The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.

Stress kills!

Connecting Differences for Thanksgiving Fun!

Looking to start mind-bending and fun discussions at Thanksgiving? Need a few prompts to ignite curiosity of a toddler? Hope to draw from the heart of grandparents? Crave a wee more wit ‘n wisdom from a variety of angles on shared topics? Will your Thanksgiving dinner bring together teens and… Read more »

Kindness Rebuilds Beyond Leader Gridlock

Just uploaded 256 two-footed questions to help us rebuild more and kinder communications across differences – than we lost through gridlock that stalls our collective IQ! Let me toss out a few two-footed sizzlers for your thanksgiving table that may bring opposites together for kinder benefits to all guests, for… Read more »