Category Archives for Executive Functioning

How Mentorship Supports Problem-Solving Abilities

One of the key executive functions necessary to achieve behavior change is the development of metacognition, which I define as “thinking about MY thinking.” It is a complex and rather abstract skill.

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Time for a Dopamine Fast?

I have been thinking lately about the wisdom of my mother’s frequently used saying: Too much of good thing can be bad for you. This is especially true when it comes to our executive functions. I’m

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EFS News: Retreat Time for Thinking and Dreaming

Oh summer! I just returned from an EFS retreat at the beautiful Oregon Coast with my administrative team, Kathleen and Veronica. This was our first reunion since we were all fully vaccinated, so the first

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Tips for Recovering the Executive Function Skill of Future Thinking

As part of my online training course for professionals, the Teaching the Seeing My Time Program, I offer two live Q&A sessions. I love this opportunity to address participants’ questions about

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Have Hope: Executive Function Support Does Work

At 67, I tell my new Seeing My Time clients that the reason I keep working is that I’m having too much fun teaching the course to stop! It is such a joy to guide people to build their executive functioning

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How Play Can Support Your Executive Functions at Home, Work and in Life

As I look out my window at a gray Portland sky, it seems to mirror how many people are feeling in general these days. After an exhausting 2020, people are still struggling with their executive functions

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Routines Lighten the Load for your Brain’s Executive Functioning

Many of my clients, especially those with ADHD, have such a hard time getting started in the mornings. Their internal voice is giving them a huge list of To-Dos, and whatever comes into sight around them

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6 Categories to Prioritize in 2021 to Support Your Executive Functioning

I have always loved the beginning of a new year. And like many of you, this year I am especially ready to begin afresh! I have my new Seeing My Time planner to support my executive-function-challenged

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How to Change your Mindset in 3 Steps

The other day, I realized that I’ve been writing about executive functions for over ten years! What amazes me is that I keep coming up with new topics. For inspiration, I look to my clients, challenges

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Four Lessons for Executive Functioning: A “Failed” Vacation Story

The multiple stressors of 2020 have been challenging everyone’s executive functioning. So much negative news coupled with personal challenges have overwhelmed our brains. My poor brain was REALLY looking

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