Lynette Louise

aka THE BRAIN BROAD

The Lynette Blog

(Do I ever stop talking?)

Okay, so I love to talk… about everything and anything, really… So here you will find insights, updates, musings, and whatever else I feel so inspired to share. Please feel free to post a response, I will do my best to keep the conversation going… Enjoy!!

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Simple Suggestions For Parents Struggling To Bond With Baby

Monday, April, 24, 2017

Dear parents struggling to bond with baby, Allow me to give you this gift. Let go of whatever you imagined it would be like to bond, you were wrong. A lot of this feeling, this feeling of not being able to bond, is due to reality not matching imagination. Also, you’re tired and hormonal, which

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Weaker (Unless You Use It To Pole Vault Into Greater Horizons Of Understanding)

Friday, March, 03, 2017

My son likes to play the same radio station all day and night. Hence, I keep hearing the hook line: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” After enough repetitions, wherein I nodded in agreement, I thought again. The concept is wrong. And somewhat damaging. It is a propagated myth that assists people in their

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Before You React, Read On

Wednesday, March, 01, 2017

My son likes to pretend he is Retarded! Before you get angry at him, read on: When he was young he was diagnosed as globally retarded with fetal alcohol syndrome and autistic-like mannerisms. Before you get angry at me, read on: I did NOT drink during pregnancy. I adopted him with these diagnoses. Before you

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“Begin Your Sentence Before Thinking” & Other Tips For Assertiveness

Friday, December, 09, 2016

“Above all, know what you want to accomplish in every interaction,”was the immediate response I had when asked how to be more assertive in the workplace.The question came from a reporter who was working on a story that intended to help people who are challenged in this area. Folks who are shy or afraid to

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A Humanitarian Award and a Leadership Invitation

Sunday, September, 18, 2016

I was invited to accept a People Of Distinction Humanitarian Award in Washington, DC last week. The annual event is hosted by Al Cole from CBS Radio, a communications leader, author, musician, and speaker. Every year his prestigious People of Distinction: Unsung Heroes Awards event gathers humanitarians and other action oriented world changers from around

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About Balance

Monday, June, 20, 2016

There are a lot of tips for staying emotionally balanced and I would love to offer them to you! However, sometimes by giving a lot of tips I run the risk of having the most needed information glossed over by my overwhelmed reader. So instead I will share what I see as the most un-thought

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Money Isn’t Good Or Bad – We Are! #HealingHumans

Sunday, March, 20, 2016

Money isn’t Good or Bad. We Are! When I came to Texas I married a millionaire. That didn’t work so I walked away in the same fashion I had lived… penniless. After that I married a multi millionaire. He was happy to spend four hundred dollars on a romantic dinner but hid in the taco

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Expectations and Explanations Before Accommodations

Saturday, March, 12, 2016

Editor’s note: Keep in mind that many socially accepted expectations are ridiculous and need to be challenged. We recognize that and actively work toward making change. I went with a mom to Disneyland. Her son was entering puberty and VERY inclined to outbursts and meltdowns. I used matter of fact energy and “carefuller arms” (his

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Lynette’s Law: Parenting Our Kids To Be Effective And Kind

Monday, January, 18, 2016

This was originally written for Kars4Kids Educational Parenting Blog. I have a general rule of thumb that has been termed Lynette’s Law. It is basically a rule of engagement. I call it “Four Compliments To One Correction!” It teaches you how to be an effective person that is kind. People like rules, instruction manuals and

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Bill Cosby did us a Favor

Thursday, December, 31, 2015

We loved Bill Cosby. We invited him into our homes, for years upon years. We adored him and the love he returned to us. We looked up to him, saw him as a father figure. In black homes, white homes, brown homes, and colorful homes, Bill Cosby was universally loved and revered. He encouraged us

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