Category Archives for Eat, sleep and exercise

Can You Slow Down Time?

Have you ever longed to hold your arms over your head and plead: “Stop world! I want to get off?” Those who suffer with executive function challenges often feel like a hamster running on an exercise

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Practice Your Executive Functions – With Exercise

At first glance, you might not realize that an exercise habit is directly linked to your brain’s executive functioning. I was considering this fact last week as I did my three-mile Sunday jog around

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What Motivates You?

At the recent LDA conference a keynote speaker was Dr. Philip Zelazo, a researcher who focuses on executive functions. In my notes I wrote: “It takes effort to activate your executive functions.”

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Get Going!

Unlike me, my mother did not have challenges with executive functions. She was not one to sit around and procrastinate.  As the new year has arrived, I can hear her saying: “It’s time to get going!” I

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8 Tips for Managing an Angry, Fearful, Anxious Brain

Ever since I became absorbed by the world of executive functions, I look at people’s behaviors – even the news -through the lens of the brain’s executive functioning. Everything we do boils

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Using Time Management to Strengthen Your Values

I just finished up the summer class for the Teaching the Seeing My Time Program. I love teaching this course and I’m always a little sad when it is over. Such wonderful people gather together to

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Marydee’s Ten Tips for When Life Gets Rough

1. Get out of your brain (best done alone): Cry, howl, rant, rave, throw things, kick things, and maybe even swear. Write down the unfairness of it all— the pain, the fear —and then burn or shred what

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Take the time to…

If I could give one tip to those struggling with their executive functions, it is to take the time to… …Eat Breakfast! Our bodies and our brains rely on the energy we get from food. If we don’t

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