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This is where I get to take off the doctor’s coat, tie it around my waist and share autism tips, brain science, personal stories, and clues regarding the strange appearance of dirty dishes in the sink that seem to only be seen and attended to by me. Well, maybe I’ll avoid that last one. Regardless, I hope to offer insights and invite the same while enjoying a cup of coffee with the autism, neuroscience, psychophysiology, parenting, spiritual, thinking, comedic, curious community! If that leaves you out, I’m sorry and suggest you try on one of the many hats. One is bound to fit!

 

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Depression – Making a Difference

Monday, May, 24, 2021

When a person is in a state of depression, and any other mental illness that has depression included, one of the things happening in the brain is brain wave activity is moving at slower pace – firing at a lower frequency. The response to early childhood trauma, or trauma of any kind really, is often

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Parents: Model Patience During the Pandemic

Tuesday, April, 13, 2021

Q:  How can parents model patience to children while we wait out this pandemic? I am often posed this question, by parents and reporters, with phrasing that is some version of “while we wait this out.” Here’s the thing: The solution, the answer to this question, is buried in the question itself. Children of all ages

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It’s Important to Move: The Brain Broad on Staying Motivated

Friday, October, 30, 2020

It’s important to move. For some, waking up, getting motivated, and meeting a brand new day with intention isn’t as much of a challenge as staying motivated and clear on goals and intentions throughout the day is. Particularly for folks finding themselves at home and entirely responsible for keeping themselves motivated and clear on their

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Why All Leaders, Teachers, and Parents Should Model Themselves after my Singing Coach

Monday, August, 17, 2020

I never wanted to be a whiner but I was. He asked me to breathe from the diaphragm and I laid out all my excuses. Complained of pain near my liver where scar tissue and adhesions glued my diaphragm to my rib cage. He smiled and said, “Let’s do Mee Meh Maw.” I felt silly

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Choosing a Counselor

Friday, November, 15, 2019

The weather is changing, family-oriented holidays are around the corner, our atmosphere and environment are charged with an assumption of happiness and supportive gatherings.   Yet for far too many this time of year, infused as it is with manipulative marketing campaigns and shifting weather patterns, can exacerbate or even create exactly the opposite feelings

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Five Reasons You Should Spend Five Days at our Neurofeedback & Nutrition Retreat this October: Change Your Mindset To Change Your Life with Dr. Lynette Louise (The Brain Broad), Dianne Kosto, and Dana James

Thursday, August, 30, 2018

Apparently, I like the number five when inspiring people to grow. For example, I have a show called Fix It In Five and I wrote Five Steps To Self Discovery in my new book Inspire Yourself To Greatness Change Your Brain Change the World. I even rewrote the number five in The Seven Senses of

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Be Inspired & Leave Your Judgments at “The Door” – Always Listen To Your Children

Monday, April, 09, 2018

Always listen to your children, even if they have a diagnosis, or rather, especially if they have a diagnosis.   A boy I work with was having a problem with tantrums. He wanted to stop yelling and hitting but couldn’t quite manage it. He told his mom he needed a “Tar-tis.” He begged her to

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Growing In And Out Of Autism

Thursday, October, 12, 2017

Originally written for and published on OpEdNews.com here: Growing In And Out Of Autism   I suppose this article will be seen as inflammatory but I just can’t keep what I am seeing a secret anymore.     To understand what I am about to share first you have to know a little about me.

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Advocates and Activists: Recognize, Become, and Choose Effective Leaders with Lessons from Mental Health Expert, The Brain Broad (Press Release)

Monday, October, 09, 2017

Lynette Louise (“The Brain Broad”) Is Returning To Speak At The Annual Leadership Summit America *Lynette Louise has been working effectively as an advocate (for victims of abuse, homelessness, and disabilities) for over thirty years. Around the world she has helped build passionate teams of educators, taught families necessary skills for raising the bar and

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This Is Your Brain On Hate – Hate Addiction Is Like Cocaine Addiction

Thursday, August, 31, 2017

“This is your brain. This is your brain on hate….” Hate can be hard to understand. Yet, with a little understanding of behavior and the brain, it seems (almost) logical.  It also becomes clear that we can learn how to not choose it. Hate and anger have stronger neuro-chemical hits than the softer emotions. It

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