Laughter ~ 1. Can stoke Aha moments when needed most. 2. Lowers stress – even through a fake smile 3. Adds new zest for life! 4. Heals anxieties and reduces fears. 5. Boosts moods! 6. Adds alertness. 7. Improves health and resilience 8. Helps you to conquer grief or trauma and to overcome loss.
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Laugh and get silly. Laughter stirs amazing aha moments.
Leaders say learners don’t understand new ideas. Learners say leaders rarely offer new ideas. I say that play packs the punch to boost brainpower for a new innovation era. That’s why you’ll want to check back soon for the debut of FUNUDERSTAND – an Online simulation game based on play.
The last place most people see a celebration is at work. In fact, polls suggest that 75% of employees feel disengaged, suffer from crippling stress or dislike their jobs. Have you ever wondered why folks would rather move grave yards, than take their talents into work? Or why university leadership classes tend to tank into drudgery?
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.
Those who refuse to unpack idols worshiped in the past era, struggle to risk innovative alternatives for the coming era. We still tend to worrship 10 barriers to innovation …
Stopped in your tracks by pressures from financial woes? Tired of a job that’s going nowhere? Without good ideas to lead your innovation? Let laughter crack you up and stir up new aha moments when you need them most. Much more than coping, you can discover new initiatives through comedy, because a lighthearted attitude often brings eureka moments of unexpected inspiration. Research shows that with humor the brain increases activity in your anterior cingulated cortex, in preparation for problem solving.
1. Trust builds the kind of chemical and electrical circuitry that sparks confidence and intelligence. A lifetime gift! No wonder The King’s Speech is winning top awards, as it showcases the trust lost in many circles, craved by most and often regal in its healing and growing power when present. 2. Dopamine enables confident speech, [...]
BLOKES and BABES for Workplace Well-being: A customer crowd of 40 was predicted, then revised to 200. It all raised the specter of swarms jammed into the little Greedy Spoon Diner. Determined to open the first day of his massive new pizza oven celebration, Sam Serotonin, spotted the mob, hired an additional crew of ten [...]
BLOKES and BABES for Workplace Well-being: Carol Cortisol had been part of Money Shysters Inc. since it opened in 1990, so staff grew accustomed to bad moods, put downs, and general irritations at work, in much the same way you cope with side effects from annoying colds in winter. Few staff paid attention to her [...]
Imagine reinvigorated secondary schools or universities, designed with each learner’s brain in mind. It’s time for the death of education to become the dawn of learning. Time for learning renewal to reinvent your entire community! If you see past broken systems, or catch a glimpse of talented people ahead, you’ve already spotted the brain’s plasticity [...]
Each step to renew your workplace ethically and with the brain in mind – casts lights on mental barriers that prevent change in stagnant organizations. How so? To rethink old approaches is also to take a stand against Hebbian hardwired thought that defaults back to ruts and routines. To upgrade motivation and achievement at secondary [...]
Ever shifted locations, and noticed new solutions to problems as a result? Or have new ethical insights added zest to a project after a redesigned workspace? If so, you’ll be interested in research about buildings as mental stimulants for creativity and productivity. Have you seen it? It makes sense since IQ comes from your gene [...]
When Dave Taylor posted today, “to be unPC is “critical” to our “healthy democracy,” I wondered about the words PC (or politically correct) and healthy democracy. Consider these words less from common usage, but from a brain based perspective, and you’d likely redefine these two. By the way Dave, sincere thanks for raising keen topics [...]
Have you ever heard laughter that cracks you up even before you hear the joke? Or have you worked alongside people who like to laugh in ways that speed the clock during boring routines? Workplace stories such as Carol Cortisol’s Certification Day, that leave people laughing, or Sam Serotonin’s Pizza Pandemonium that teaches caring through [...]