Learning to Lead Your Lizard Brain

Yesterday I attended the first session in a Master Mind Institute webinar series about neuroscience and life coaching. I learned fresh ways to consider and discuss emotions, and I’m excited to align my new learning with the lessons I gleaned from Susan David’s Emotional Agility. The amygdala is an almond-shaped, almond-sized section of the brain that houses emotional experiences and responses.Continue reading “Learning to Lead Your Lizard Brain”

Learning is Your Responsibility

Learning is your responsibility.  I tell my kids that all the time. They know they must learn something every day (including days they don’t have school), whether or not someone has taught them anything. The death knell for them would be to come home from school and tell me they hadn’t learned anything. Sometimes I think they scrambleContinue reading “Learning is Your Responsibility”

Fascinating and Fruitful Literature

When I was about 8 years old and didn’t care a lick about God, I read the bible in my free time. I know that sounds bizarre, but hear me out. The bible is fascinating literature. I loved reading the incredible stories – giants, floods, massacres, water beasts, talking animals, talking bushes, plagues, slavery, intrigue, animal sacrifices,Continue reading “Fascinating and Fruitful Literature”

What Questions do You Have?

I have questions. About everything. Constantly. In conversation, I ask myriad questions, not because I disbelieve, but because I’m intrigued.  Vast knowledge exists in the world, and I understand so little of it.  I crave to know more. I love to learn. Learning, however, is difficult and painful. It takes effort to approach, digest, understand,Continue reading “What Questions do You Have?”

Do You Know Your Passions?

The first time I felt my daughter move when I was pregnant with her seemed like someone sprinting in my stomach. I couldn’t believe it. I had heard the first time you recognize your baby moving feels like butterfly wings, or a faint rustle, or like leaves floating on the wind. Imagine my surprise whenContinue reading “Do You Know Your Passions?”

Home Work

I’ve always enjoyed working from home; it just took me a few decades to realize it. When I was a kid, I took home seriously. It was my favorite place. I learned each nook and every cranny. I explored the yard. I created space for my dolls to luxuriate. My job was to learn andContinue reading “Home Work”