Kindling Grief Christmas or Hanukkah holidays can kindle killer sorrow after loss, disappointment or, memories of missteps. Some choose avoidance as a strategy to handle grief during holidays. You? Whether a friend let you down, a schedule left you stressed, or you dread dealing with family baggage, holiday traditions tend… Read more »
Do you fear letting go? Maybe, like me, you’re selling a beloved home jam-packed with reminders of cherished memories from a family cookie jar, and framed art as gifts from kids you love fiercely. Oh, and did I mention this was your perfect idea of a retirement home when you hang up… Read more »
The choice to guard apples or share cookies is actually easy for me, when I remember to step beyond problems and lead possibilities. You? It’s a bit like choosing between a cranky staff room where complaints bat last, and a refreshing carpet ride over awesome new vistas that rev up… Read more »
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.
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Spring sends a refreshing new lilt into some students’ steps. Daylight stretches into late evening, outdoor events replace closed-in classes, and young friendships tend to blossom into new life for many students. Have you seen it? Why then, does winter’s melt into spring shoot text anxiety to cripple many other… Read more »
Tone tools create goodwill for skilled leaders – even in war zones. The body language of leaders’ communication, tone brings a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. It embodies the warmth of thanks, and also chills your peers with criticism.How so? Good tone articulates problems with solutions… Read more »
Have you seen stress flee when gifts come without expectations? Imagine freedom and sheer festivity flying out of every parcel under your tree. Relationships may have sunken from tone toxins since your last holiday celebration. Or perhaps gloom got highly contagious. But have you considered how gifts – can kill… Read more »
21. Don’t Shrink Reader Brains Stress can literally shrink brains. Use stress busters before you write. 1. Breath deeply 10 times, with an effort to relax. 2. Listen to classical or ambient music. 3. Appreciate something and write about it. 4. Remember fun with a good friend. 5. Break down… Read more »
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Few escape the daily stressors can race your brain to depressions door, but did you know that you can fight back by fueling your day with serotonin’s well being through chewing?
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Have you ever feared failure when you really needed to win? Just as you hit cutting edges of a brilliant opportunity fear can stalk genius – so we all lose.
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Trey Pennington is gone, and will be sadly missed by an entire world. But is your brain headed toward depression today?
One three-pound brain, consistency of raw egg, continually rewires for or against stress and depression on a daily basis. But did you know your brain can fight back? Medicines increasingly improve in ways that raise serotonin’s well being and reduce cortisol’s toxic attacks. The key is to become aware of depressions stalking persistence. Rather than lose hope – reach out to trusted others who crack you up or who may be stronger at the moment you slip into mental toxins that work against your brain’s strengths.
Focus on novel ways of winning, however unnatural at first, and you can wire your outlook to win in spite of challenges that worry entire organizations. Experts in the neural and cognitive sciences call it taking advantage of your brain’s neuroplasticity. Pay attention more to what does work, set new targets on what you desire, and go after altered goals with gusto. Even small changes in your actions today will alter your brain away from stress, for more high performance gains. How so?
Government Funds Promote Failing Secondary Schools People say stimulus money simply creates new layers of bureaucracy that prolong broken secondary school programs. My question is: How will the White House Campaign to Promote Science and Math Education support teens to climb new mental peaks? Will successful schools proliferate through fast… Read more »
Ever notice how Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to bring out blues in some and blessings in others? Or how lonely people see vast spaces between themselves and others – even at festive holiday tables? First glances show people blessed with close family and friends feel blessed over holidays while those… Read more »