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6 Executive Functioning Tips for a Successful Summer

Ahh, summer…Time to loosen up on executive functions and enjoy life, right? The problem is, when we loosen up TOO much, we let our time slip away. The end result is that we feel out of control and struggle

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3 Tips to Improve Connectedness (When You Struggle with Executive Function)

Humans are social creatures. Research has shown that solid relationships with others help us to be happier and even live longer. Apparently, it even supports our immune systems! However, making and maintaining

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Two Key Tips to Support Your Executive Functions in 2023

I have probably said this before, but I will say it again: Your choice of words, both spoken and written, have a powerful effect on your executive functioning. This is especially true when it comes to

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Before You Set Goals This Year, Remember These Two Time Management Rules

Oh, how we all love to start fresh with a new year. We can let go of our past executive functioning challenges and imagine a new beginning, proclaiming: “This is the year I will master time management

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Three Activities to Ease into Fall Executive Functioning 

Bringing up the “end of summer” topic can feel pretty unwelcome. Who wants to leave behind days of summer adventures and chilling out? Not me! But we all know that the transition is sneaking

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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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Future Thinking for a Major Life Transition

Two key aspects of executive functioning are the ability to think into the future, and to take action to make plans happen. I’ve been struggling (for more years than I care to admit) with a critical

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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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