Category Archives for Executive Functioning

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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Tips for Creating Structure in the Fall

Have you turned off or toned down your executive functioning this summer as you searched for “normal?” After our COVID-19 spring, I certainly have. My brain has needed to chill as much as possible.

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Paper Planners Support our Executive Functions during Hard Times

If there was ever a time to use a paper planner to support executive functioning, this is it. I am specifically referring to the executive functions of planning and prioritization, which I often describe

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Sustainable Change and the Brain

These have been excruciatingly painful times as we face the racial injustices in our country. Our nation is in serious need of healing on so many levels, and yet I have hope for a better tomorrow. How?

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How I’m Using Tiny Habits to Support My Executive Functions

Are you feeling more demands on your executive functions these days? You are not alone. Adjusting to sheltering in place for over a month has stretched us all thin. We try to stay sane and reasonably productive,

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Executive Function Tips in the Time of COVID-19

A little over a week ago, I had an experience that clearly indicated that my brain’s executive functions were stressed and maybe even completely offline. I was walking into my bedroom when I noticed

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Seven Tips to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

When I first created the Seeing My Time program, I was essentially teaching executive function skills, though that term didn’t really exist in the general world at the time. At first, students came

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How Learning for Fun Supports the Executive Functions of the Brain

I love the beginning of a New Year. It’s a marker to pause and spend some quality time developing that fundamental executive function skill of planning and prioritizing, what I refer to as “future

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