Author Archives: eweber

Why We Give Valentines to the Wrong People

It’s a thing we rarely admit, we go to extremes to avoid, and then we fall into the same pattern again. You’ve likely seen it too. We give Valentines to the wrong people. In part, this happens because we lack confidence it takes to let others in to be cared… Read more »

When Your Leaders Fall Short – Do You?

Every failed move by leaders you observe, opens an opportunity for innovative leadership alternatives. Let’s say you care deeply about wellbeing for every human inside and beyond our nation.  Or you strongly oppose war as any segue possibility into peace.  What if you run from inequity,  abhor abortion, yet firmly… Read more »

Build Your Valentine IQ in a Caring Community

Since the opposite of exclude is include – and the best place to learn is a caring community – then Valentine’s Day’s the perfect event to include teens in fun activities that shout care and delight for all. Imagine a party that even withdrawn teens love to attend! I help… Read more »

Announcing the Dr. Robyn McMaster Scholarship at Mita International Brain Center

It’s an awesome moment at the Mita International Brain Center, one that allows us to give possibilities to people who often lack access to life-changing opportunities! This morning I awoke to a surprising, grace-filled and generous gift of fund started in Robyn’s name by Sherri Tyler – Literary Sherri and… Read more »

How Can We Find Calm in the Midst of Conflicts?

Disagree with a Healthy Dose of Goodwill for Those who Differ It happened just as I was about to introduce our discussion topic. So moved by what I observed in the crowd, I tossed my notes and invited the group to share why they huddled around a peer. Why were… Read more »

Does Finding Our American Dream Mean Marching Beyond Our American Schools?

The women’s march toward a new American dream holds a delightful discovery that’s simple, while at the same time it’s frightening. Why hadn’t we seen the answer earlier? During the past year many have wondered, what’s held us back from the kind of dream that strengthens our world? Would you… Read more »

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

Do your online discussions tend to go down before they go 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 »