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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Misconceptions That Hinder Happiness and Progress

Friday, February, 19, 2021

I’m often asked unexpected questions. Recently I was asked to offer insights on a few common lies or misconceptions we tell ourselves that hinder progress. My literal mind understood “hinder progress” as meaning in society. The progress of a society. Then, as I was answering the questions, questions that covered specific lies and misconceptions chosen

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Dress-Up for the Holidays

Monday, December, 21, 2020

This holiday season we are gathering in smaller groups. Keeping our fun limited to the people we are generally in close contact with already. So, I’d like to offer a fun suggestion for renewing the joy and bringing something special to this year’s festive time. Admittedly, the tip is written with families who have small

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Controlling Your Rate of Growth and Changing your Mind

Tuesday, November, 17, 2020

It’s that time of the year again here in North America. A time of gathering around our favorite foods, drinks, people, presents, ornaments, and games. But it’s also a brand new kind of that time of year. A time for figuring out how to celebrate differently and safely. Yet, I don’t know if you’ve noticed

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Staying Motivated: It’s Important to Move

Tuesday, October, 20, 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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When White People Are Color Blind They Perpetuate the Problem

Monday, August, 17, 2020

Family safety depends upon the ability to know what others see when they gaze upon your group.   My daughter took her four young children to the photographer. She wanted a professionally crafted picture of her boys. It was an excessive expenditure meant to cement them as “Four Brothers, One World!” In fact, eventually, years

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

Thursday, August, 13, 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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Your Trigger is NOT Your Truth: The Murder in My Eyes

Tuesday, July, 07, 2020

Why I work with violent people:   In 2008 I was en route to a child’s birthday party via taxi when I heard a loud voice in my head say, “This is a gift.” In the next millisecond, the cab driver screeched to a halt shouting, “He’s killing her!” I looked to my left and

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The Immigrant Advantage – #BlackLivesMatter

Monday, June, 15, 2020

David At the request of a friend I was attending an editing workshop located in the back of a museum-like cult video and mainstream VHS rental store, buried deep in the older section of Hollywood. I was planning to create and host a docu-series on autism and comorbid conditions. So, learning to edit seemed like

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Red, White, and Black

Wednesday, June, 03, 2020

I was on Facebook, moved by what I saw, so I clicked share. It was that picture of Mr. Rogers and a black man soaking their feet. On it was the caption “In 1969 when black citizens were still not allowed to swim in community pools alongside white people Mr. Rogers invited a black police

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When The Black is Missing

Monday, June, 01, 2020

My son in law is black. During a visit to my California house (he lives in Texas) I got my comeuppance. This is a story that led to me being quoted, “When you are white you don’t notice that the black is missing.” Here is what happened: My son in law had never left his

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