Head Brain. Heart Brain. Gut Brain. What?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

“Let me think through that.”  Mental processing referred to as the head brain. “Follow your heart.” Intuition referred to as the heart brain. “My gut told me no.” Instinct referred to as the gut brain. Did you know your body contained three “brains?” If so, which brain should …

Embrace Your Passion, Find Your People

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How long has it been since you’ve been as excited to start your day as a 6-year old on their birthday? I am on my way to an international conference on ADHD in St. Louis, Missouri.  Based on past experiences, I know that from the first moment I …

Communication and the Neurodiverse Brain

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Communication: “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior”    — Merriam-Webster Communication is: Collective: We can’t do it on our own.  Communication is not a one-way street. Constant:  We are ALWAYS communicating whether we are aware of it …

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Conquer Negative Self Talk

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“I’ve never been able to do that, why even try?” “I’ll never get that job, why apply?” “I can’t do anything right.” “No one wants to spend time with me.” “I’m never going to be as fun (pretty, smart, successful, etc.) as my friends are.” Every thought we …

ADHD: You Are Not Who You Think You Are

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“You mean I’m not lazy, stupid or crazy?”* You are also NOT: Unmotivated. Unwilling to apply yourself or try hard enough. Uninterested. Unconcerned about others. Unable to focus. Your ADHD symptoms. Who your parents/teachers/friends/relatives may have told you you are. You DO have a non-neurotypical brain that reacts …

Communication Fly-Bys

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Communication is tricky. It’s how we transfer information, but it is fraught with opportunity for error. Common errors: Communication that never happened. Communication style disconnect. Communication that comes at the wrong time. Communication where there is a disconnect between what is being said and non-verbal cues. Communication where …

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Project: Family Reunion

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Our family just held our annual family reunion.  It was an amazing 3-day event with up to 60 people participating in the main event on Saturday.  Participants ranged from 7-months to 86-years old.  Pulling off an event of this magnitude with such a varying age range can be …

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“I don’t know.”

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“I don’t know.” was one of the phrases I previously feared using the most. Now I embrace it. What did I used to think “I don’t know.” said about me? I was uninformed. I was unprepared. I wasn’t as good as someone else. I was vulnerable and weak. …

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Bucket Management

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“I need to change everything.” This is the answer I get most often from my clients when asked what they’d like to focus on first in our coaching or organizing partnership.   But, change takes focus and we can’t focus on everything at the same time, right? One of …

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Old Dog, New Tricks

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How often have we heard the phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Thirty years ago neural researchers would have sworn that mental development ended in your twenties.  The prevailing theory was that “the brain simply didn’t undergo any significant change in capacity after late adolescence” …