Posts under ‘stress’

STOP Giving Before Holiday Stress …

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 or kindle moods? Given freely, […]

#21 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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 a difficult fact into smaller […]

What’s Your Stress Free Zone?

How will your week find you in stress-free zones?

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Getting Ahead in Unfair Places

If fairness fosters people and prosperity and its opposite strikes down talent, why are we missing its marks?

And what happens when evenhandedness clearly goes missing at work? Many leaders have come to us at Mita, feeling beat down and helpless. You?

Chew Away Stress?

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?

Pushing Snooze Buttons at Work?

What do you do to sleep well enough for good moods to follow you at work the next day? Use any tools that rock brain waves to sleep?

Scared or Smart?

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.

Scared or Smart?

Terrified‘s a fitting response to salacious front-liners that favor greed and tout ethical lacks to cripple entire communities.

A Brain on Depression – Tribute to Trey Pennington

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.

Stress Tanks Learners and Leaders

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!

Wired for Winning?

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?

Urgent Call to White House – Help Teens!

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 growing charters? President Obama’s recent […]

Holiday Blues for Business Boom

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 alone feel abandoned. Not so. […]

MITA Brain Renewal for Leading and Learning

What makes MITA renewal so different from  multiple intelligence theory  and evidence based learning theory that make it up? Thanks to Dr. Robyn McMaster‘s masterful handiwork with cameras and talented online solutions, we’re able to carry on the MITA renewal conversation that we engage in many countries and among delightfully diverse cultures.  Thanks for the […]

Hidden Traps Undo Brainpower

When you rev up mental equipment daily to either sink or swim, you discover how creativity and curiosity will trump criticism and intimidation. How then can you experience mental power in settings where no brain is left behind? One friend and fellow leader Dave Caiazza, put it this way: Work against the dangerous twins of […]

Snip your Amygdala Before you Snipe Back

Did you know that emotions survive after memories vanish? Or do you wonder what moods and behavior heads or hearts control? Yesterday,  on a walk in the woods with a gifted young leader, I once again saw his ethics, openness and willingness to become vulnerable in order to learn new skills. Without notice a mountain […]

Breathe for Brainpower

Conflict strikes all of us with about 22 stressors on a normal day. So why do some take stressors in stride well yet others snap back? Recent research puts new emphasis on breathing deep when stressors hit. A deep breath helps you to tame the amygdala triggers for emotional outbursts. Take a few more deep […]

Living Angel or Devil Parts of Brain?

It’s now believed that you have both angel and devil brain parts and these two forces stay in consistent battle for your actions. Do you agree? Researchers looked at activity in the brain for healthy and unhealthy food choices and what they found may surprise you. Angel brain parts help people to consider abstract decisions […]

Renew with the Brain in Mind

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 […]

Brainpowered Tools to Disagree

Conflict grows perilous for those who lack brainpowered tools, yet disagreement’s add linchpins of growth for those equipped with sharp mental tactics.  Watch warfare erupt in your circles and you’ll likely see 1 of 10 instigators: 1. Angry folks show few skills to tame their amygdala. 2. Stubborn people often lack mental ability to let […]

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