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Time to Give your Executive Functions a Break

Ahh… summer! ‘Tis the season to power down some of that intense executive functioning required for work and school. The other day one of my hardworking, driven professionals, who is taking Private

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How Executive Functioning Changes the Trajectory of Life

When I got into this world of teaching executive functioning skills (way back before the term even existed), I thought I would spend my time helping bright 6th graders who were struggling with the transition

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An Unspoken Source of Executive Dysfunction: Grief and Loss

My personal definition for executive functioning is “purposeful action.” I’ll explain. We need our brain’s executive function skills in order to accomplish anything. As a result, many internal

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How to Teach Executive Functions: The BCE Method

I recently watched a Learning and the Brain webinar, taught by the team of Jack Naglieri and Kathleen Kryza. The topic was, unsurprisingly, executive functioning. I confess, it took some effort to sign

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5 Tips To Calm the Brain and Ease Malaise

If January is a month when many of us resolve to be better at using our brain’s executive functions, February is often a reality check. Any time we start something new, like a new year, a new class,

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My #1 Tip To Support Your Brain During the Holidays

Wow! How is it already December?? The end of the year is time to double down on supporting your brain’s executive functioning skills. The holiday season puts a lot of stress on folks, and it is so easy

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6 Strategies to Build a Solid Executive Function Foundation

As I work with clients on time management, many are overwhelmed by the demands on their lives. They feel stuck – like they are in a downward spiral. Their brains and bodies are cracking under the

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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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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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