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“Seeking The Leadership Path” with Patrick Bertagna

*Please Note: The visuals in this video were quirky (the guest remains mostly unseen) but the audio is clear and brilliant. It’s absolutely worth listening to!*

Big Dreams and Methodical Steps – Patrick Bertagna is a successful serial entrepreneur (on his seventh successful company). In this episode of Seeking The Path he shares Leadership tips with clarity and passion. Successfully suggesting methodical steps for our big dreams!

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Guest Bio: Patrick Bertagna is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and thought leader in the wearable technology industry with 32+ years in building technology and consumer product companies. Since 2002 Patrick has been the founder, Chairman and CEO of GTX Corp and co-inventor of over a dozen GPS Footwear technology and communication protocol patents currently in the GTX IP portfolio. Patrick has been responsible for overseeing all aspects of GTX Corp from its vision to product commercialization, go to market strategies, distribution, funding, M&A and corporate governance of a public entity which owns and operates two wholly owned subsidiaries and proud member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Be sure to visit GTX Corp here: http://gtxcorp.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

 

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Charlie Scola

Make Your Team Feel Comfortable – Like a party host, Leaders are in a position to help their team feel comfortable. Renowned party planner Charlie Scola offers specific event/party planning tips while sharing his ideas on Leadership and Success. Get comfy and join the party!

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Guest Bio: Charlie Scola (aka Party Charlie) has over thirty-years of experience in all aspects of party planning. Celebrity Look-A-Likes, Clowns, Magicians, Singers, Dancers, you name it. At CharlieScola.com they can provide the best entertainers in town for your next event, or party. Charlie is also the author of Party Planning Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Party. Visit Charlie Scola’s party planning site here: http://charliescola.com/index.html
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Kurt Yaeger

Love Being Wrong – Former professional BMXer turned successful actor Kurt Yaeger shares the value of embracing “being wrong.” Leadership requires Leading into often unfamiliar places where being wrong is both guaranteed and filled with opportunities to learn.

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Guest Bio: Kurt Yaeger is a former professional BMXer turned actor. He is an adept actor who captured the attention of filmmakers and critics when he starred in the feature film Tenderloin. Since then, he has appeared in multiple film and television projects. Some of his film credits include Dolphin Tale with Morgan Freeman, War Flowers with Christina Ricci, Knife Fight with Rob Lowe, Camel Spiders with Brian Krause, and Piranhaconda with Michael Madsen. His most recent TV credit is the fan favorite character on FX’s hit show Sons Of Anarchy, “Greg, the Peg”. Yaeger is a below the knee amputee. A motorcycle accident caused the amputation of his left leg. He broke his pelvis, fractured seven vertebras, tore his bladder and found himself in the hospital for more than three months. After twenty-eight surgeries and many months of rehabilitation, Yaeger made a full recovery, his spark for acting returned and he hasn’t let anything stop him. Take a minute to visit Kurt’s website here: http://kurtyaeger.com/home/
Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KurtYaegerFanpage/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/kurtyaeger

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Sharkie Zartman

Prove Your Husband Wrong – Sharkie Zartman (UCLA All American, WPVA Beach Volleyball Pro) suggests that the path to success comes from taking action. And she herself is a great example of that type of Leadership! Despite her husband’s playful suggestion that she had a “snowball’s chance” of getting published, she’s now the successful author of several books (and a wife with a knowing grin).

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Guest Bio: Sharkie Zartman is currently a professor at El Camino College in Torrance, California. She teaches Classes in health and power yoga. She is also the host of Sharkie’s PEP Talk on Healthy Life Radio and a Holistic Health Coach. She is the author of 5 books and one yoga CD. Her best selling Youth Volleyball book was ranked number 1 on Amazon for youth sports, Shark Sense, is a fun empowerment book that has 5 five star reviews on Amazon and compares human goal searching behaviors to sharks and So You Think You Can Coach Kids? is a great resource for anyone who is coaching youth sports. Her new book, Take on Aging as a Sport; The Athletic Approach to Aging is a must read for anyone who doesn’t want to be complacent and let aging beat them up! She motivates people to get off the bench and into the game! Take a moment to check out her website here: http://sharkiezartman.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Elisabetta L. Faenza

Express Your Purpose – For renowned strategist Elisabetta L Faenza Leadership includes Leading a group and reaching a goal that could otherwise not be reached by one person alone, and success comes when we express our purpose without giving up any of our values. With fascinating understanding and knowledge Elisabetta brings us through generations of influence to help us express our purpose.

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Guest Bio: Elisabetta Faenza is an author, speaker, mentor, profiler, StRategist, and writer. Elisabetta’s journey as a story teller began at an early age. With a passion for research and sharing people’s stories, Elisabetta is able to discover what is special about you and your business, and strategically communicate your message through the written and spoken word, across multiple media. Elisabetta is an expert in human performance, specializing in the application of the latest research in epigenetics – how our genes and environment interact – to optimise organisational and societal outcomes. With 30 years experience working with individuals, corporates, transnationals, non-profits and government agencies, Elisabetta can help you maximize individual, team and organizational performance. Learn more about Elisabetta here: https://elisabettalfaenza.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Jay Gunkelman

Sometimes You Have To Cut Off Your Ponytail – Leaders never lose who they are but they are also willing to do what it takes to reach their goal. Jay Gunkelmen, co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Brain Science International, discusses his rogue history of learning and Leading with us. Also, he tells the story of having to cut his ponytail!

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Guest Bio: Jay Gunkelman QEEG Diplomate, is recognized as one of the top leaders in the field of EEG and QEEG, and has processed over 500,000 EEGs since 1972. He has served as president of The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, as well as a board member and treasurer of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is a past-president of the Biofeedback Society of California. Jay was the first EEG technologist to be certified in QEEG (1996) and was granted Diplomate status in 2002. He has conducted, published or participated in hundreds of research papers, articles, books and meetings internationally. He continues to lecture on EEG/QEEG at neuroscience meetings worldwide. He has co-authored the textbook on EEG artifacting (2001). Jay remains busy with current projects and publications related to his seminal paper on EEG endophenotypes (2005, Clinical Electroencephalography). He is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Brain Science International and is a popular lecturer worldwide on the topic of QEEG and phenotype identification of neurological disorders. Visit this site to learn more: http://www.brainsinternational.com/index.cfm/about-us/team-members-bios/jay-gunkelman/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Mak Jawadekar

Keep the Focus In Play – Great Leadership means keeping everyone on your team focused on the goal. Mak Jawadekar, PhD – formerly a Director, Portfolio Management & Analytics, Pfizer Inc – shares how he successfully Leads his teams while relying on experts.

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Guest Bio: Dr. Mak Jawadekar was formerly a Director, Portfolio Management & Analytics, Pfizer Inc, and Vice President of Asia CR Group at Pfizer Global R & D at Groton-New London, CT. In the recent past, he was responsible for Benchmarking R & D Portfolio for Pfizer, working with Benchmarking Forums (CMR/KMR), Drug Delivery Technology Assessment function involving external ‘Drug Delivery’ technologies. He has extensive experience in creating and cultivating external partnerships and alliances for drug delivery technologies for Pfizer Global R & D. He began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, after having completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota. He serves on the prestigious global “Judging Panel”/ Executive Review Board instituted by IBC/ Informa Pharma Group for their Annual Pharmaceutical Annual Achievement Awards, as well as European Outsourcing Awards by Via-Media Ltd, where CMOs, CROs from all over the globe participate. Connect with Makarand on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/makjawadekar
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Paul Morrow

Family Business Success – Dinner talk is business talk for Paul Morrow; it’s a family business thing. He suggests that his idea of Leadership is: “Being willing to self sacrifice for the good of the organization.” Well, that might be a family business thing, too! Paul shares Leadership insights and invites us to the family table.

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Guest Bio: Paul Morrow is managing director at Morrow Renewables located in Texas . He is also a wonderful and supportive friend to our lovely host, Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad! Visit the Agile Process Solutions website to learn more:  http://agileprocesssolutions.com/ or head over to Morrow Renewables:  http://morrowrenewables.com/index.html

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with Tracy L. Spears

Softball Leadership – Accomplished athlete, author and co-founder of The Exceptional Leaders Lab Tracy L. Spears takes some time to share her view of the Leadership game with us. Forever keeping an eye on the ball, caring for the audience, inspiring the team, and earning the trophy, Tracy hits this interview out of the park!

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Guest Bio: Tracy Spears is the co-author of the best selling book, “What Exceptional Leaders Know”. Her powerful collaborative approach has helped leaders and aspiring leaders all over the world to improve their leadership skills and their understanding of how to positively influence people and organizations. Tracy is the Co-Founder of the Exceptional Leaders Lab, a worldwide community of progressive business leaders focused on making a positive difference in their organizations. Tracy is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an accomplished athlete who played in Japan as a member of the U.S. National Softball Team. Give yourself a gift and visit her website: http://tracyspears.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Frank Shankwitz

Make-a-Wish & Make it Happen – with hard work, integrity and heart Frank Shankwitz has truly been making wishes happen. Not only as creator of the Make-a-Wish Foundation but also as a renowned keynote speaker, subject of an upcoming film, and a retired police officer who finds his Leadership success by rolling up his sleeves and offering help to folks he meets.

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Guest Bio: Frank’s amazing and inspirational story about how one 7-year old boy changed his life and the lives of over a million people around the world. The story may make you a little misty-eyed, but you will leave feeling good about people and will want to “give back” to your own community. Frank’s message: Pay attention! Every day is an opportunity to change a life. For over 33 years, Frank has been a keynote speaker for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s fund raising events around the United States, in addition to Guam, Siapan, and Tinian. (Forbes.com #1 Keynote Speaker 2016) Learn more about Frank (and the upcoming film) here: http://www.wishman1.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Ann DeVere

Show Up Powerfully – When Ann DeVere helps her clients create their own successful WebTV shows, there are several factors to work through and learn. But most important is to always show up powerfully. In this video Ann shows up powerfully while offering us concrete filming tips.

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Guest Bio: Ann DeVere has cracked the code on getting the expert next door, to step up, and step into their celebrity self and host their own WebTV show from the comfort of a Home or Office. She shares with clients step-by-step practical knowledge that can be used immediately to produce and monetize a WebTV Show. To learn more – and perhaps start your own WebTV show! – visit Ann’s site: http://www.anndevere.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Tony Scruggs (aka The Empathy Guy)

Compassionate Leadership – The Empathy Guy, Tony Scruggs, examples the power of empathy and compassion in Leadership. His definition of Leadership (spoiler alert!) encompasses that compassion: “Initiate Greatness with Inspired Guidance.”

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Guest Bio: Describing himself as a spiritual-being experiencing life as an American of African-Ancestry with an athletically-professional pedigree, Tony Scruggs is a paradigm maker and transformational speaker incorporating restorative justice & social change with personal power & nonviolent communication (NVC). Tony is a compassion coach, a human variation specialist (whose empathy training includes time in India with the Gandhi family) and once upon a time he played major league baseball for the President of the United States. To learn more about Tony (while having fun!) visit his fantastic website: https://theempathyguy.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Annie Potts

Hardship and Testing Your Metal – Renowned actress Annie Potts reminds us that we can build power and brilliance out of our hardships. Annie shares some of her hardships with us, brilliantly offering Leadership tips by example. We all recognize Annie from her film and stage roles. Here she invites us to know her from her heart; which is brilliant, too.

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Go Fund Me for Kemarley in Anguilla that Annie mentioned: https://www.gofundme.com/2kfvay7s
Guest Bio: Annie Potts is an American film, television and stage actress, with a deep love for the stage. She is known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as Janine Melnitz in Ghostbusters (1984) and its sequel (1989), Pretty in Pink (1986), Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986) and Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989). In the 1990s, she voiced Bo Peep in the animated films Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Potts is also known for playing Mary Jo Jackson Shively on CBS sitcom Designing Women (1986–93), Dana Palladino on Love & War (1993–95), for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, and Mary Elizabeth Sims in the Lifetime drama series Any Day Now (1998–2002), for which she was twice nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. In 2012, she starred as Gigi Stopper on the ABC comedy-drama series GCB. Check out her IMDB page here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001633/
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Angel Marie Monachelli

Why Shine? – When we shine we learn better, we feel better, and we draw people to us. In Leadership shining can be one of your greatest assets. Speaker and author Angel Marie always felt as though she shined differently, which encouraged her to get to know, understand, and harness her shine. Here she shares that ability with us.

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Guest Bio: Angel Marie Monachelli, founder of the Shine On! movement, is a powerhouse in a small package. Diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age, she was called stupid and told she would probably not graduate high school. Though severely challenged she not only graduated, but went on to college on a sports scholarship, receiving her degree, and ultimately becoming one of the youngest players in Women’s Major League Softball. Turning her hard-gained experience overcoming adversity and obstacles into an asset, Angel Marie now travels the country presenting keynote speeches, seminars, workshops, and retreats on effective living and enhancing self-esteem. For more SHINE visit Angel’s website: http://angelmarieshines.com/
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Janie Lidey

Lean Into Your Own Gift – With the power of music Emmy-Winning Songwriter and speaker Janie Liday leans into her gift with music in order to Lead. She shares her gift of music with us and offers tips so we, too, can lean into our unique gifts for successful Leadership.

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Guest Bio: Janie Lidey is a retired high school music teacher with a gift for making a difference in her students through music. Janie is a speaker, author, Emmy-winning songwriter, and creator of Leap of Faith: 8 Daily Habits to Power up Your Leap. Visit Janie’s website for more inspiration and music: http://janielidey.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Lesley Nardini

Grown Up Sexy – In this fun video renowned speaker Lesley Nardini shares her thoughts on the three pillars of Leadership. The girl talk gets increasingly intimate and fun as the creator of Grown Up Sexy gives us specific tips for staying vibrant!

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Guest Bio: Lesley Nardini is a highly sought-after Corporate Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader who speaks for audiences ranging from 20 to 20,000! Recognized as America’s leading expert on delivering exceptional customer service with the personal touch, Lesley is an award-winning international speaker and author who has delivered more than 1,000 presentations in more than 30 states and 7 countries for several Fortune 500 companies. Visit her website to learn more: http://lesleynardini.com/
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Greg Reid

Success is Freedom – With passion and brilliance renowned speaker Greg Reid counsels us (the word “counsel” means more after the video!) on how he Leads by example. He then offers us – exclusively! – an equation for success that is both profound and easy to apply.

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Guest Bio: Greg Reid is an author, adventurer, speaker, and filmmaker. Published, co-authored and featured in over 50 books, 28 best sellers in 45 countries, five motion pictures, and featured in countless magazines, Greg shares that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply. Recently, Greg has been hand selected by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to help carry on the teaching found in the bible of personal achievement – Think and Grow Rich. I encourage you to learn more and visit his site: http://www.gregreid.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Rob Kall

*Please Know that this video cuts off partway through, interrupting the brilliant guest (sorry Rob!) but the conversation is still worth listening to.*

Bottom up, Top Down – It’s all about Balance. Rob Kall, Editor-in-Chief OpEdNews.com and Host of The Rob Kall Bottom-up Radio Show discusses the value of grassroots Leadership.

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Guest Bio: Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer– first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978– Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story– each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people’s consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com– which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up– The Connection Revolution, Debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. Allow yourself to be Awakened by visiting Rob’s author page here: http://www.opednews.com/author/author1.html

 

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Jonah White

Leadership Is More Than The Person Who Goes First – A fascinating storyteller with fascinating stories to tell, Jonah White (of the reality television special, “Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches” on the Discovery Channel) shares his vision of Leadership and Success.

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Guest Bio: Jonah White grew up very poor. His family sometimes ate roadkill in order to have meat on the table. He moved to Illinois with his mother and father in a school bus in his early teens, and after graduating from high school he planned to focus on a career in football. However, professional football did not happen, so he lived in a cave for a year and tried to figure out what to do with his life. He came up with an idea for novelty fake teeth. Without a way to manufacture his idea, he ended up pretending to be a student at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine so that he could use their lab to build prototypes. He eventually partnered with Rich Bailey (who also practices true dentistry) to create Billy Bob Teeth, a massively successful novelty and gag toy supplier. Billy Bob Products now also offers plenty of other novelty gifts. He was the subject of the reality television special, “Billy Bob’s Gags to Riches” on the Discovery Channel. Learn more about Jonah in his book The Billy Bob Secret…. To Life, and grab yourself a novelty item here: http://www.billybobproducts.com/store.php

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest David Albert Pierce

Unify To Achieve The Mission – David Albert Pierce is an entertainment lawyer with heart. Here he talks candidly and comfortably with us about how he uses heart in Leadership; unifying groups and corralling his dreams to achieve diverse missions.

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Guest Bio: David Albert Pierce is Managing Member of PIERCE LAW GROUP LLP. David predominately represents independent film and television production companies, including some of the most respected companies in Hollywood. David’s production counsel practice is diverse and includes representation and counseling in the areas of entertainment law; employment & labor law issues in the film & TV industry; intellectual property; internet/new media law; securities law/film finance, clearance & rights issues, as well as matters concerning crisis management on the set. David is a frequent lecturer on the legal issues confronting the entertainment industry, and has served as an adjunct professor at UCLA Extension on “Organizing, Financing and Running A Start-Up Entertainment Production Company” for the past 10 years. David is also a frequent lecturer at film festivals around the country. He is a regular columnist for MovieMaker Magazine and is the author of several entertainment law articles. http://piercelawgroupllp.com/attorneys/david-albert-pierce/
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Erik Peper

A Message That’s Meaningful To You – Erik Peper, Professor of Holistic Health of San Fransisco State University, shares specific biofeedback tips easily implemented for confidence. Meanwhile he reminds us to focus on our message as Leaders; which inspires confidence.

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Guest Bio: Erik Peper, Professor of Holistic Health of San Francisco State University, President of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe, loves exploring new ways of empowering people to optimize health and wellness. He also maintains a private practice, visit the website here: https://biofeedbackhealth.org/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Jeff Kasky

Set Goals That Mean Something For You – For Jeff Kasky a goal that mattered was helping kids in the foster care system find permanency with a family that would be something wonderful for them. A lawyer and adoption mediator, Jeff offers tips to help us find our permanency.

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Guest Bio: Jeff Kasky of Kasky Mediation Group is a mediator and lawyer. Before embarking on his legal career in 1993, Jeff was a music and entertainment agent in New York City, including a stint in the prestigious William Morris Agency’s Agent Training Program. In addition to his career as an attorney whose practice has been concentrated almost exclusively on adoption law, Jeff has been involved in law enforcement for approximately twenty years, and has been a fully-certified and sworn police officer (reserve) since 1999. Jeff’s experiences in entertainment, adoption, and law enforcement give him a unique perspective from which to approach these types of cases as a mediator. http://www.kaskymediation.com/
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Korby Banner

A Genuine Smile – Renowned photographer and beauty expert Korby Banner offers an entire stylists kit worth of appearance tips to help us be seen as a Leader. We tend to believe sight more than any of our other senses and Korby helps us take advantage of that!

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Guest Bio: Korby Banner photographs internationally for a broad clientele, ranging from fashion portraiture, editorial lifestyle, fitness and beauty-related packaging, magazine print publications, corporate brochures, red carpet and media events. His photographic images are seen on magazine covers, book covers, CD covers, ADS, posters, travel brochures and billboards. Early in his career Korby Banner executed commissioned portraits of Harrison Ford, Sophia Loren, Tony Bennett, Joan Collins, and Oscar de la Renta, to name a few. Korby has also appeared on ET Canada, Breakfast Television, CP24, Canada AM, and many Rogers lifestyle programs, speaking as a writer and internationally recognized beauty expert. Aside from the photography, Korby also excels as a make-up artist, and was featured for seven seasons in the hit makeover TV show, Style by Jury, airing globally. He approaches each assignment with equal interest, because he feels it is a great privilege to work in varied facets of commercial life. Visit Korby’s beautiful website here: http://www.korbybanner.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Walt Grassl

Willing To Be Uncomfortable – Terrifically shy but certain that he wanted to make a difference in the world, Walt Grassl talks to us about choosing to get over his stage fright at age fifty and the Leadership that can be found in being uncomfortable in front of an audience.

Learn and network with influential Leaders at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leadership-summit/
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Guest Bio: Walt Grassl, at the age of 50, chose to face his fear of stage fright. It was not easy. He joined Toastmasters, but that alone did not cure him of this “disease.” He attended speaking boot camps, competed in Toastmasters speech contests, studied improv and stand-up comedy. Walt has performed stand up comedy at the Hollywood Improv and the Flamingo in Las Vegas. He has performed in improv and sketch comedy shows put on by Held2gether, in Long Beach CA. He recently retired at 55 from a career in aerospace, and is now the host of the internet radio show, “Stand Up and Speak Up.” Learn with Walt and visit his website here: http://waltgrassl.com/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Mark Breslin

Disparate People Under One Vision – Growing up in the 60s as a radical advocate and accepted in fringe groups, influential Yuk Yuk’s comedy club co-founder Mark Breslin shares his vision of Leadership for our eclectic audience.

Learn and network with influential Leaders at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leadership-summit/
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Guest Bio: Mark Breslin is a Canadian entrepreneur, stand-up comedian and actor best known for being the co-founder of Yuk Yuk’s, the largest chain of comedy clubs in Canada. He also graduated from York University with a B.A. Honours in English Literature. Breslin has written four books so far – Zen and Now (Somerville House), a popular Brian Mulroney joke book Son of a Meech (Random House), and an autobiographical novel, Control Freaked (Insomniac Press). Mark also wrote and narrated two 5CD audio book, published by Harper Collins, titled “Yuk Yuk’s Guide to Canadian Stand-Up” and “Rarities and Road Warriors”. Add to this innumerable book reviews for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and The Quill and Quire, and his monthly comedy column, now in its seventh year, for the Village PostMagazine. Breslin is also a much sought-after public speaker. Selected speaking engagements have included the American Comedy Institute in NYC, the Big Bear Comedy Workshop in L.A., Association for Campus Entrepreneurs (Toronto keynote address), York University Cultural Studies Program, York University Department of Philosophy, Toronto Jewish Film Society, Variety Club of Toronto, MENSA Society of Canada, Glendon College Alumni Association, among others. Learn more here:  https://yukyuks.com/?action=aboutUs.markbreslin

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Frank Caruso

An Artist Is In Business – Owning pizza stores while writing, directing, producing, and acting seem like strange bedfellows. But in this video Frank Caruso shares how understanding business is valuable in Leadership and doing what you love.

Learn and network with influential Leaders at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leadership-summit/
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Frank Caruso commenced his show business career in commercial theatre, performing more than twenty lead roles in such classics as: The Odd Couple, Chapter Two, It Had to be You, Lovers and Other Strangers and Barefoot in the Park. As a veteran Director and Producer, Frank has forty-five stage plays, eleven feature films, and numerous commercials and video productions to his credit. Frank’s first feature film, No Angel, which he wrote, directed and produced, aired on Arts & Entertainment, Superchannel, City T.V., Movie Pix, London Television (UK) and sold to over a dozen foreign territories. It was also screened at the Montreal International Film Festival in 1992. (Insider info: Lynette Louise was in the film!) Learn more about Frank on his IMDB profile: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0142300/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Howard Lapides

Leading from Behind The Scenes – Howard Lapides is a producer and manager, successfully putting people and ideas in-front of audiences nationwide. Here he discusses how that compliments his definition of Leadership: The Person That’s In The Front Able To See More Than The Rest.

Learn and network with influential Leaders at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leadership-summit/
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Howard Lapides is a producer and manager, known for The Man Show (1999), Freddy Got Fingered (2001) Stealing Harvard (2002), and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008 – 2011). Check out his full IMDB profile here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0487505/

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Simon Rakoff

Negative Leadership vs Legitimate Leadership – While eating a bagel renowned comedian Simon Rakoff discusses (between bites) the important differences between Leading via authoritarianism or fear and leading through inspiration and collaboration.

Learn and network with influential Leaders at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leadership-summit/
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Simon Rakoff has been performing stand-up comedy since 1978. Considered one of the quickest minds on the scene, Simon is a veteran who performs with the enthusiasm of a newcomer. He is widely regarded as one of Canada’s top MCs and has appeared at clubs, pubs, campuses and corporate events across Canada and in the US. Simon’s act is carefully crafted and full of thought-provoking, hilarious routines. He covers religion, relationships, stupidity and man in the modern world. Learn more about Simon at his Super website here: http://simonrakoff.com/
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with guest Kenny Robinson

Honor the Material – Award winning comedian Kenny Robinson and Lynette Louise return to their roots of entertainment Leadership. Remembering the Leadership Kenny once offered Lynette, together they offer us hard learned (and cleverly laughed at!) lessons.

Learn and network with influential Leaders at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leadership-summit/
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Kenny Robinson’s irreverent, socially conscience, intelligent, opinionated and profane style of comedy has made him a fixture and favorite with comedy clubs, festivals, swingers conventions, radio, and television audiences for three decades. Raunchy, energetic, sharp witted, and sharp dressed; Kenny Robinson is a one of a kind act. Not for the weak of heart or narrow minded. Kenny assaults your sensibilities and funny bone with unspoken truths. Learn more about Kenny here: http://www.kennyrobinson.com/bio.html

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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking The Leadership Path” with guest Justin Sachs

Your Influence and Support of Others – Upwardly mobile motivational entrepreneur and successful business owner Justin Sachs discusses his belief in supporting others through effective Leadership.

Learn and network with influential Leaders at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leadership-summit/
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Justin Sachs is the chairman of the board of Justin Sachs Companies, a group of companies that provide high-level services to business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporations worldwide. Sachs work has been acknowledged by presidents, congressmen, world-renowned business leaders, nonprofit executives, authors, and entrepreneurs alike for his ability to achieve extraordinary results. Visit Justin’s Amazon page here: https://www.amazon.com/Justin-Sachs/e/B002WVBPQ8/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
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This Virtual Leadership Summit asks several International Leaders their definition of Leadership and Success. Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad facilitates the discussion and gathers advice from around the globe.

“Seeking the Leadership Path” with Guest Sharon Burstein

 

Be the Better Best Leader You Can Be – beginning work at the young but wise age of 15, Sharon Burstein has continuously moved forward, leading the way and inspiring others. As is her passion she offers tips to help you find your personal better best leader-self.

Learn and network with influential Leaders (including Sharon!) at the Albany Leadership Summit: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leaders…
Purchase your copy of The Seven Senses of Leadership: https://www.lynettelouise.com/book/

Sharon Burstein is an award winning author, and one of America’s most respected speakers. She has trained and spoken to thousands of people of all ages, students and adults using her training and leadership methods. Through her speaking, training, consulting and coaching, Sharon inspires people, building their confidence to achieve more success in life. She enables people to create and recognize their inner and outer Leadership Image. Sharon has created numerous award winning books and programs, has been recognized and received numerous awards for her career achievements and leadership. Her high energy and enthusiasm that she brings to everything she does is contagious.
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The Virtual Leadership Summit “Seeking The Path” invites many Internationally renowned experts to answer the same three questions. Sharon Burstein has been leading others both via the corporate world, the world of event planning and education for many years. Lynette and Sharon are planning a live event in November. To learn more follow this link: http://www.sharonburstein.com/leaders…

A Humanitarian Award and a Leadership Invitation

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 the country to celebrate a select few who go above and beyond for our human family.

What an honor that I was chosen to be among the honorees this year!

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My grandson was showing off my plaque to all his friends. It made me realize, I should show it off too! So here it is! I’m showing it off to you, friends!

And while we’re here showing off, I hope you’ll join me in November for the Albany Leadership Summit where I’m honored to be a speaker, sharing the stage with a few other brilliant speakers. I’ll be sure to have copies of my newly released book The Seven Senses of Leadership: The Brain Broad’s Guide to Leadership Sensibilities with me, but I encourage you to purchase one now and bring it along in case they sell out. I’ll happily sign it for you!

Follow this link to learn more about the summit and to purchase tickets: Sharon Burstein, Leadership Summit – Albany 

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The Seven Senses of Leadership – Highly Anticipated Leadership Book by Renowned Brain Expert Lynette Louise (aka The Brain Broad) Released in Paperback

Aug. 28, 2016 Simi Valley, CA – Internationally renowned mental health expert and award winning author, Lynette Louise, released her highly acclaimed Leadership book, The Seven Senses of Leadership: The Brain Broad’s Guide to Leadership Sensibilities, in paperback on Aug. 20th, 2016 – in time for the upcoming American presidential elections.

“There is absolutely no way to get information into our brains other than through our senses,” Lynette Louise, also known as The Brain Broad, explains. “Being a good leader who can create a clear exchange of information– as well as choosing the leader you wish to follow – at its most fundamental level requires a complete awareness and recognition of our senses. Great Leadership requires an even deeper grasp in order to enable the clever composition of messages which must be received via the many sensory paths of the individuals in any team or group.”

This understanding of our Leadership Sensibilities is something The Brain Broad shares expertly with readers in her upcoming book. Via an expert exploration of brain science, a poet’s gift with language, and a mother’s love for teaching and sharing knowledge, Lynette has crafted a Leadership book that engages, informs, and expands all of our senses.

“This is a fascinating book which is coming out at just the right time. The art of leadership is a major topic of conversation worldwide, and The Seven Senses of Leadership presents a holistic view of the relationship between leaders and their teams, and the essential elements of leadership that will teach you to lead with strength and intelligence. This is a valuable how-to guide for leaders everywhere.”

– Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline. Com, and co-founder of ColorJar

Because Lynette is an international mental health expert, working successfully with people who have various challenges and abilities, it’s not surprising that she also makes clear through various leader examples – i.e. Helen Keller – that , “You do not need to have access to all of your senses – Smelling, Seeing, Hearing, Balance, Feeling, etc – in order to be a Great Leader. Many magnificent leaders were and are functioning with fewer than seven senses. But they are aware of and able to communicate via all them.”

“Take my word for it; this book is all about what you need, and don’t have, when it comes to leadership talent; equally to emergent and assigned leadership. This book will help you harness and understand your influence using the tools you already have, your seven senses of leadership.”

– H. E. Tamer Hegazy, Global Minister of Entrepreneurship (From book introduction)

Whether you’re choosing a political leader, becoming a manager or a CEO, heading a family, or seeking a sense of self, The Seven Senses of Leadership offers you a surprising, in depth, and delightful glimpse into the world of constant information sharing through the senses; giving you knowledge and understanding necessary to lead (and follow) with confidence and awareness. Granting complete access to our Leadership Sensibilities.

The Seven Senses of Leadership: The Brain Broad’s Guide to Leadership Sensibilities is published through Motivational Press and is available for Kindle on Amazon (and was number one in Leadership Kindle books on Aug. 17th and 18th) and became available to purchase as an eBook and Paperback through various other online retailers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s etc) on Aug. 20th, 2016.

Price & Purchase: Kindle – $9.99 / Paperback – $19.95

Pages: 188 (Kindle) / 222 (Paperback)

ISBN: 1628653221

Contact Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD: Doubly Board Certified in Neurofeedback and working on her PhD in Psychology with a specialty in Psychophysiology at Saybrook University, ww.lynettelouise.com/ www.brainbody.net / EMAIL: mom4evermore@juno.com PHONE: 713-213-7682
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About Balance

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 about, un-talked about, notable aspect to swinging in and out of balance: Transitions!

All emotionally reactive people have transition issues when dealing with unexpected (and expected) circumstances. This leads to an unnecessary rise in stress levels. I can illustrate this with a traffic example:

People often get into traffic at the end of a long day. They are tired and say to themselves “I can’t wait to get home.” to have some form of enjoyment. So they verbally reinforce and fall into their exhaustion. Then they try to rest while driving. However driving requires alertness and mental flexibility so these different needs clash and cause outbursts. This is easily corrected by learning to transition correctly. Instead of decompressing in the car and waiting till you get home to have fun, activate your neurons (which keeps you alert and mentally flexible) by letting the fun begin in the car. Instead of dropping out of balance slide into the next emotional/energy state with intention. By bee-bopping to some tunes while appreciating the alone time it becomes easy to move from stress to comfort, even if traffic stops you from moving forward in the car.

So, to be clear, try getting in the car and thinking: “Okay, now the fun begins! I’m going to put that plot driven novel I’m listening to on!”

Too many people think the way to calm themselves is with calming music. If you are tired and this refreshes you, great. But most people slump into a meditative state while driving when they do this and they then become more inclined to scream at cars for interrupting their reverie. If you are a screamer and you are tired, it is better to go for the noisy expressions of joy in order to transition from work to home. Thus for the stressed out driver a favorite rock music station is often the more calming choice.

The point is to understand that you are transitioning, that moving from environment A to environment B has an effect on you. So take control of the situation and discover a way to do it comfortably, safely, joyfully. For clarity lets look at this in reverse. Perhaps you are just arriving for your work day. Perhaps you usually love your job but on some days you look around for a problem. On this day you are probably tired or otherwise stressed at home. On these days it is common for you to pull into the parking lot at work and see the car of someone you don’t like working with. Immediately you self talk and create an emotional reaction. This is a form of transitioning sluggishly. You can choose to feel stress and annoyance about having to deal, yet again, with “Bob,” or you can transition into the mentally stimulating work mode brain state right there in the parking lot. Pull out a phone or computer and check email, write a memo, get transitioned into something you find interesting so that now the brain is thinking about work (instead of “Bob”).

Today brains are overwhelmed by multitasking so they are exhausted. Transitioning for a tired brain is harder, leading to reactive emotions and a less balanced brain. So it is harder now than in the past to remain flexible and calm, unless you use tools and tricks to help make transitions easy and fun.

Of course, there is always also this breathing technique: Breathe from the tummy, hold for eight seconds, and exhale. It slows down the heart and re-balances you but for some people even deep breathing is counter to their need for stimulation. Get to know yourself. Be a self student with the plan to be happy, everywhere.

Globe Trotting, Ground Breaking Docu-Series, FIX IT IN FIVE with THE BRAIN BROAD, Begins Second Season on The Autism Channel – April (Autism Awareness Month)

FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD Season Two:  San Francisco, USA

April 12, 2016, Simi Valley, CA — Season two of the evocative and eye opening international autism docu-series FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD begins airing April 15, 2016, in time for Autism Awareness Month.

Season one introduced viewers around the world to a small family of two in Kampala, Uganda. Everyone quickly adored and learned with this mother-daughter duo: Over the course of five days, Lynette Louise (aka The Brain Broad) taught both mom (Milly) and her seizure ridden seven year old daughter with autism (Trisca) valuable life skills/play techniques and enough neuro-science to use neurofeedback for brain function. As promised by the series host and creator, Lynette Louise, culture, finances, and diagnosis were explored, respected and, when possible, corrected. Never considered unworkable obstacles.

The highly anticipated season two invites viewers into the home of another small family. But that’s where most similarities to the first family end! Five intensive days are spent with Jody and her teenage children Gina (daughter, 17) and Xavier (son, 13). Xavier’s autism is in a pivotal place as the close-knit family struggles to cope with the sexual inappropriateness of autism, tics, and family depression.

“This might be my most important show,” Lynette suggests. “I’m called into homes around the world to fix violence too often. Mistakenly believed to be inherent in autism violence is often exacerbated during puberty and drugged into silence during adult life. People need to see this show. For everyone’s happiness and safety, they need to know what to do before (and when) it gets dangerous.” Lynette adds, “If you know what to do the danger dissipates entirely.”

FIX IT IN FIVE explores challenging, sometimes controversial, topics. Season Two, for example, compares Applied Behavior Analysis vs Child Centered Learning and reveals how the common approach is complicit in creating the violence that is then blamed on the condition of autism. While this show never shies away from a subject, it engages while offering actionable answers, infectious inspiration, and comprehensible brain science. Understanding what is happening makes improvement easier as the family learns to Fix It In Five. This show makes you want to get off your seat and engage with the world in new ways!

Using campy humor, a personified oversized brain full of toys, and entertaining graphics, the tone of the series is always hopeful, kind, playful, and engaging. Lynette’s adoration and respect for the families featured is always on full display. Viewers quickly fall in love!

Season Two of FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD will change lives. On April 15, 2016, you are invited to be one of those lives. Visit The Autism Channel’s website for scheduling info, and Lynette Louise’s website for more info on the series, or to purchase/rent season one in its entirety.

Contact Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD: Doubly Board Certified in Neurofeedback and working on her PhD in Psychology with a specialty in Psychophysiology at Saybrook University www.lynettelouise.com / www.brainbody.net / EMAIL: mom4evermore@juno.com PHONE: 713-213-7682
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Money Isn’t Good Or Bad – We Are! #HealingHumans

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 bell bathroom rather than spend forty dollars on my children.

Then I befriended a multi multi millionaire and she was instrumental in my learning who and how to trust. She broke my predetermined opinion into teeny little pieces.

My parents had often fought over money. It seemed to me that money was bad but that I was supposed to want it. So I guess I set out to prove both of these things in my choice of men.

Eventually I overcame that conditioning and made my own money.

Many wonderful people have helped me do good work along the way. Some of them were rich and contributed greatly some of them were poor and contributed greatly.

I have literally been gifted the shoes off a person’s feet so that I could continue my journey of making a difference in the world.

I have been carried in the arms of others. Often.

This is a tribute of gratitude to all of you who have and will continue to help me help others. Thank you for being about love and unity.

Money, Time, Energy, Focus these are all tools. Use them well.

#HealingHumans

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Cerebral Palsy and The WingMaker: An Important Story Gets a New Look For Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

 

March 18, 2016, Simi Valley, CA – March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. In honor of raising both awareness and understanding Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad and her publisher (Motivational Press) have decided to re-release the renowned book, The WingMaker, and give it the new name, Cerebral Palsy and The WingMaker, along with a slightly new look.

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The story, which is told in rhyme and accompanied with emotive images, is of Reazon, a twelve year old girl with Cerebral Palsy. Reazon’s ability to use her body is severely limited but her ideas, imagination, and desire to participate and play are not. The tale of how Reazon discovers creative ways to prove her possibilities and her gifts, along with help from her mom and new friend Happy-Ness, is one that all families living with a loved one who has Cerebral Palsy, or any other handicap, would want to discover. So adding “Cerebral Palsy” to the title makes it easier for that audience to find. It makes sense.

However, when asked why she felt compelled to change the title Lynette, a mother of several super challenged children, replied, “I wrote this true and necessary story because of a true and sadly common situation my son and I experienced.” She tells of an all too familiar cruelty. “I was in the grocery store with my autistic son when an older man said to him, barely glancing to be sure I was out of ear shot, ‘Your mother should have had you put down the day you were born,’ and he walked away. I followed that man until I saw him meet up with his wife, who I spoke to directly. ‘I think your husband needs help with something.’ I suggested. Then I told her what he had said and explained that my son had understood him. Knowing, too, that my son was understanding me while I insisted on his value and ability. ‘Perhaps you can help your husband appreciate my son and children like him in the future. The wife was appropriately horrified, and I walked away knowing I had to share a story that would be read by people like him in the future.”

Read customer reviews and purchase a copy of Cerebral Palsy and The WingMaker on Amazon, Motivational Press, Barnes and Noble and other online retailers.

Cerebral Palsy and The WingMaker is based on an experience Lynette had while playing with a young girl. Make-A-Wish® paid Lynette to bring happiness to a child with Cerebral Palsy. From this experience Lynette found her answer to how she can help other moms in her position, by sharing the story. And that is why she gave Cerebral Palsy and The WingMaker a comic book appearance, so that it could be left on any coffee table or office magazine rack tempting the uninitiated to read, learn and change. In this way she hopes to spread grace, love and understanding for all those moms, dads, brothers, aunts, and disabled individuals who need the world to believe in what they don’t see. Until, hopefully, they see.

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The new name will introduce this book to the “right” audience, making it easier to find. It will open new eyes to the value of everyone. Reazon, the twelve year old hero with cerebral palsy, will be able to meet new friends and bring more than just awareness to a community that craves it.

To schedule an interview or to get more information on cerebral palsy, mental health challenges, parenting special needs, or the book itself please contact Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad.

Contact Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD: Doubly Board Certified in Neurofeedback and working on her PhD in Psychology with a specialty in Psychophysiology at Saybrook University www.lynettelouise.com / www.brainbody.net / EMAIL: mom4evermore@juno.com PHONE: 713-213-7682
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Expectations and Explanations Before Accommodations

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 term for when I would put my arm out to barricade him from hurting someone) while explaining that to continue forward on the tree house he must show love and concern for others.

He was doing GREAT when his mother showed up with a front of the line pass for special needs people. I explained that this action would solve today’s issues but reinforce the meltdowns in the future.

In other words, he was learning that being a problem solved the problem.

This is the type of thing that causes a division between the parent and the expert. When he is with me he is well behaved. When he goes places with his family he requires accommodations.

We all love him. But he is learning to be fragmented into two different people.

I have seen this with my own children as well. Only in reverse.

With my own children I was the parent insisting they learn and the experts were the ones accommodating or talking down to them while asking for meaningless compliance.

Three of my four multiply handicapped adopted boys graduated from autism and became successfully independent, one is still climbing up the spectrum.

They were less benefited by accommodations than explanations, expectations, no justifications and lots and lots of practice time.

Oh, and one more VERY important ingredient. I only asked them to learn what they needed to know for their particular journey.

Love, by the way, is a given.

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

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 systems, so teaching people how to be kinder requires rules just like everything else. Unfortunately, kindness rules are a type of interaction oxymoron because being kind means throwing out the rulebook and putting the other person’s actual wants into the equation. So how can I have a kindness law?

The question is a valid one and presents quite a conundrum initially. After all, rules stand between us and free will. This is especially true when they are followed blindly. So open your eyes and think about them, consider each rule and its applicability in your situation. Rules are meant to be bent, not so much broken. Shape the rule to fit your circumstance and your family’s circumstance, or the rule will shape you, your family and your circumstance. In other words, if you are unwilling to bend the rule the rule will bend you.

Used as a gift that inspires analysis and sophisticated thinking, rules improve your free will rather than impeded it. They facilitate cooperative ease and keep the drivers on the appropriate side of the road. Thus, a little rule based living is needed if we want to build a successful system, even if that system is a system of humans being kind.

So yes, adding rules to learning how to be an effective person that is kind is a dilemma, but not an unsolvable one. You only need a few rules of engagement to get the job done. Safety rules, like look both ways before you cross, especially in a foreign country where they may drive on the other side of the street. Manners on occasion are required, like let the lady who appears close to giving birth step ahead of you in line. And Lynette’s Four Compliments to one Correction Law. Insert Lynette’s Law into almost any interaction and you will be an effective teacher, parent, lover, boss, who is kind.

I have read a lot of theories about compliments adding too much responsibility to the person being complimented. Theories that imply a good compliment builds fear and resistance. These theories have some basis in reality but they are drawn on a misunderstanding of compliments and corrections. Corrections are simply adjustments, like driving your car and constantly nudging the steering wheel enough to stay between the lines. If the wheel alignment is sound your car will follow a straight line for ages without needing a correction but most roads are windy and most cars veer a little, so correcting is a simple adjustment of trajectory. No judgment, no failing. The compliment is a reinforcing of the thing that is going well. No resistance comes from having what comes easy appreciated. For example, if a child is learning to walk but loves standing, compliment the standing. Shore them up and make them strong before they venture forth.

So, if you have been told not to compliment your child, student, friend, employee, because they will grow resistant, you have been mislead. There is no such thing as over confident, though inaccurately confident is a problem and resistance when incorrectly complimented can be born. Specificity solves both.

For example, let us say I want a child to sit calmly in their chair when in a restaurant. Start by catching them being this way and noticing it. Let us say (s)he is resting on the doorstep for a minute, exhausted from running. Match the child’s state and sit down with him or her. This makes you a friend, not a bossy complimenter of sitting who is modeling that sitting sucks. 1) Mention how nice it feels to be together in this way and 2) How much you enjoy when (s)he sits with you. 3) Suggest a time in the future just like this when you will be happily visiting in a restaurant and everyone will think he/she is 12 not 8. Mention that if (s)he is has dirty bare feet in the restaurant they won’t let him/her in because they are worried about germs and injuries. 4) Then say thanks for the moment, and drop it.

Those were your four compliments (anything positive is a compliment) and your correction (any adjustment to the present behavior).

Later you can suggest wearing her shoes to get used to feeling grownup.

Let’s say your child is now sitting in a chair eating breakfast. You catch the child being good and point it out. 1) Explain how nice it is since her/his cloths stay clean and (s)he doesn’t have to stress about being messy at school. (Compliments are about what matters to the other person not solely about what matters to us.) 2) Add an extra treat for breakfast and point out that you got the idea because his/her calmness gave you time to think. 3)Thank him/her for this blessing. 4) Smile and give a thumbs up. Now show how the cutlery will be used in the restaurant, explain how using it correctly will signal the waitress when she is done. Corrections are about giving information that empowers a person, not about bringing them down to size.

So to be clear: Catch them behaving well, explain what’s cool about it and why you love seeing them do it. Add a benefit (real or imagined). Then make the correction matter to their own self-vision, like noticing their posture and mention how it rubs against their other goal of being a fashion model. Extend gratitude for the connection.

Remember the correction is not about what is bad or even what they are doing wrong so much as what is counterproductive to their goal.

While doing this you become a person who smiles, compliments and shares wisdom applicable to your audience, the child. You become happier. It helps you like you. It helps them like you. All because you began by liking them.

As it turns out, all good parenting is primarily self-serving.

This is true of bad parenting too. The difference lies in understanding the methods and the goals.

The goal should be a happy parent, boss or teacher raising a happy student, child or employee. We are all capable of having this. Unfortunately most of us have been misinformed to believe that unhappiness leads to happiness; that hard work, boundaries, discipline and self-sacrifice lead to happiness. The truth is happiness comes first, and when you’re happy the hard work becomes fun work.

Don’t buy in to warnings of future danger like, “If you pay your employees well, they will get greedy.” Generosity breeds generosity. Good breeds good. The end. Any proof you have to the contrary is a mistake of observation, it is a mistake that will confuse and disorient you.

When you are happy you think clearly. Remember the child who we complimented for standing? We got them standing stronger not running in the road. They grew stable, not wild. If you are doing this you are focusing yourself and your people in the present while simultaneously knowing the future skill you mean to build.

But wait, what if they are special needs? Same deal. Different lessons more steps. More often. Same Law. I know, I raised six adopted special kiddos.

That is – in part – how I created the Lynette Law. Parenting the special child. The only difference between them and my neurotypical children was that I had to be minutely specific, with compliments and corrections.

And add a little Neurofeedback.

To be honest, while I was struggling to teach my special children I learned that the optimal speed of change in regards to learning happened when people got feedback on a four to one ratio. It was neuroanatomy class, and I was reading a study that I can no longer find. I was inspired.

I applied it to behavioral teaching, to loving, and then also to neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the brain and it gives its compliments (or Yeses) objectively, no judgment. It allows me to teach the brain before the brain resists the compliment. Then once the brain is feeling cooperative I use real compliments to shape the results. This combo is magical.

It has made everything easier, teaching, parenting, learning, everything, especially my mood. And a happier mood makes me better at parenting, teaching, learning– the infinite upward spiral.

I chose neurofeedback because it worked for every different brain in my differently brained house. It also worked on every different brain around the world. I now travel Abroad and call myself The Brain Broad! Because when you find something this useful, you just want to share it. Useful breeds useful.

I also chose neurofeedback because I could have it at home. It was handy, once I knew how to make it work, making it work was always accessible. This was a must have ingredient for me with my brood.

I think everyone needs to find their therapy, the one that fits their thinking and their lifestyle. Some people choose diet, vitamins, hyperbaric, meditation, chiropractic to name just a few. The important thing is to investigate and choose what matches you and yours, with the intention of staying out of the pharmaceutical companies pockets and staying in charge our own health.

For me, and all the people I help, that answer came in the form of neurofeedback at home.

Working with the brain taught me about the brain. Understanding the brain made me better at knowing if a theory being presented to me by any type of expert makes any sense for my family. For me, neurofeedback made sense because it “matched” my desire to grow more blissful, yet also more powerful, two goals that appear in-congruent but aren’t.

Neurofeedback helped me design and implement Lynette’s Law. It was congruent in my home by combining corrections and compliments in the right ratio. And because it matched my wishes and style, it didn’t set up a new stressor by adding something counterproductive.

You see the brain targets things, brings them into your focus, depending on your mood. If you are unhappy it shows you problems, and if you are happy it shows you solutions. So be happy. And define yourself.

What is it to be a parent, teacher, employer?

It is someone that leads the way.

Don’t confuse this with a tyrant which means to push and force and not care if your people want to follow.

True, change requires building a desire and then correcting problems. Understand, though, that problems are not a problem, they are the fuel of life. Problems are part of the equation for learning as long as we don’t add judgment.

Be congruent, complimentary and seek to know about your brain and body. Thus new ideas and solutions will be easier to come by when new problems and hurdles land in you and your children’s path.

Happy complimenting!!

Bill Cosby did us a Favor

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 to laugh, almost always with family friendly humor.

Loving Bill Cosby felt safe.

Until we couldn’t ignore the whispers and accusations we were hearing anymore.

This confusion is always there, is frighteningly common, when a perpetrator is someone we love. And a person we trust and love is the most common perpetrator. Most victims-direct victims and indirect victims—are lost in the question, “How could he? How could she?”

In this way, Bill Cosby finally being officially charged for sexual assault is an important gift. We were all complicit and we are all now lost in the question, “How could he?” But we are also gifted with some answers. Not to the question that will leave us lost, but to the question of, “What do we do? What’s right to do?”

For victims of abuse everywhere (and also for our world in general) this is what we need to do: Learn how to love him, forgive him, not tolerate his actions, and not invite him into our homes. We need to do this universally.

How do we do that? It’s simple.

Charge him, if found guilty levy the punishment, and love him anyway. Take away his power to perpetrate, forgive him and forgive ourselves.

And this is how we need to raise our families, our communities. If someone does something harmful we charge them, levy the punishment/consequence, and love them anyway. Loving them anyway frees us from hate and enables them to become something new. If they are our children we also must add something, give them a new direction, a new way to be. We mustn’t leave them lost.

We know what it is to be lost. It’s dangerous and frightening. Which is why I always uncover and offer answers, in homes around the world, in my talks and videos and books, and while sipping coffee with my many wonderful children.
Bill Cosby did us a favor. He’s uncovered an answer.

His victims did us a bigger favor. They’ve insisted we accept and share that answer.

We must accept it and share it for all of our sakes.

I invite you to watch this short video where I speak about this issue:

Why Bill Cosby Being Charged Matters

International mental health expert and RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network) speaker Lynette Louise would love to explain to your audience why Bill Cosby being charged is so important. Being charged stands apart from gossip.

Just a few bullet points:

  • If your abuser (in this case, Bill Cosby allegedly) isn’t charged then the victim worries that nobody can accepted him as guilty.
  • -Now the world of social services and the justice system have a record of the abuser being officially charged so things the victim and the victim’s family do for help is supported.
  • -When an abuser is charged then it helps in future possible cases or even when there’s suspicions behavior because there’s a record.
  • IMPORTANT: Years later, when the victim has healed (with the assumption of healing) they can help further their healing by using the document to prove that there was something that happened to heal from. Without proper charges, people will say there was nothing to heal from. that it was no big deal, and a victim easily slips away from further healing.

As an expert Lynette can truly explain this clearly. Lynette herself was sexually assaulted, raped, and abused but never had her abusers charged. When her daughter was then molested, she insisted on a paper trail, knowing how different it would be for her healing. She was right! Her daughter has proof, she has validation that holds up in the eyes of naysayers. Lynette doesn’t. This has been a challenge that she can use to benefit your audience as she can clearly express the importance of Bill Cosby being charged as it relates to his alleged victims, and other women in the world.

As one of the experts/victims in the documentary H.U.S.H, a confessional style documentary about Hollywood’s Uncovered Sexual Harassment (which will air on PBS next year) she can also suggest other experts and guests for an informative segment. 

I encourage you to contact Lynette Louise directly for more information and to schedule an interview. Lynette is located in Simi Valley, CA and can travel to your area or do the interview via Skype.

Short bio and contact info:
Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad is an international mental health expert. She is a speaker, author, performer, popular podcast host, neurofeedback & autism expert, and creator/host/therapist for the international reality series FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD, now showing on The Autism Channel. Her one woman show, Crazy to Sane, about mental health and abuse, invites laughter, learning, and toe tapping fun globally FREE every year in April (Autism Awareness and Sexual Assault Awareness Month). She is also the single mother of eight now grown children; Six were adopted and four were on the autism spectrum. Only one of her sons retains his label and remains dependent. She hosts the popular podcast A New Spin on Autism: Answers! and her latest radio show, The Brain Broad Builds a Brain, highlights challenges such as sleep disorders, Parkinson’s, depression, brain tumors, autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and more. It’s a fun way to talk brain science for folks who are hoping to have a hand in healing themselves.
Contact Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD: Doubly Board Certified in Neurofeedback and working on her PhD in Psychology with a specialty in Psychophysiology at Saybrook University
www.lynettelouise.com www.brainbody.net EMAIL: mom4evermore@juno.com PHONE: 713-213-7682

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November is Adoption Awareness Month – And We Need To Talk About It

This is the month to honor Adoption but it Got Blasted under the table By Bombs, Shooters, Refugees and Politicians.

So nobody is talking about adoption.

But the strange thing is adoption is exactly what we should be talking about. Especially now. Surrounded by Bombs, Shooters, Refugees and Politicians.

Adoption is how we embrace people out of choice, instead of obligation.

I chose to adopt six children with challenges. I love all my children. Even the ones that came from my belly. But the adopted ones were more intentional. They had to be because the process was harder. Nobody just adopts six children because they got drunk one night and forgot to use a condom. Adoption is hard.

But so worth it.

I built a family of eight children into an army of love and acceptance. Their skills and their differences grew. They shone brightly. We were a rag tag bunch teaching each other and stretching the world around us.

Adoption is a blessing.

And so worth it.

My grandparents chose to adopt my father. He was three. They adopted him because no child had come their way. My grandmother must have wanted a baby very badly. I think this because in the old yellowed pictures of my grandparents my grandmother is always holding a doll. Always! She took it everywhere until the day my dad, a real child, disembarked from a train to call her mom. My grandma was a little crazy, but she sure loved my dad.

Adoption can be strange, immediate or long sought after.

And always worth it.

My parents chose to continue the fashion of acceptance and adopt my brother. He was the same age as my biological brother and an intended playmate. My adopted brother was of American Indian heritage and clashed with my folks. They found him awkward and slow and seemed to hate the way he looked and moved. He was left-handed and his elbows were always in the way. He was different. He had unusual boundaries and ideas. I loved him till he died and beyond. Adoption increased my heart; it made me more.

Adoption hurts.

Every ouch is absolutely worth it.

Adoption is hard. It is a natural occurrence that even animals undertake. But it is also messy and it doesn’t always end in Happily Ever After, yet it is always an opportunity for growth and improvement. If you choose it.

Right now adoption is our world’s chance to heal. We have separated into clans long enough to know that separation breeds contempt. Adoption is our chance to heal, to make humans a race again.

We need to embrace and teach everyone in every country to adopt each other.

It will be more than worth it.

I know it works because I already adopt families from all over the world.

I travel and teach and love family after family. They are all different. They are all being the best they can for their children. They are all a little messy. That is what human beings are. We are messy.
Especially when we are learning to fit into each other’s hearts.

My children puked and pooped and broke things much more and much longer than most children do. I just cleaned it up. Eventually it stopped. And then I saw their sweet shiny faces smiling up at me.

And it was worth it.

My parents never really learned to accept my brother and he ended up on the streets where he was murdered. This is not better than a little poopy mess. My brother, all brothers and sisters, deserve a chance to live and grow in peace. Even if the peace is messy.

You will never get rid of the mess. But you can make it a mosaic of luscious acceptance and constant growth. Open the borders and live with the mess of acceptance. That is better than the mess of prejudice and hatred. Let us adopt each other.

I already have. I adopt you. I love you. I promise to care what happens to you. Now… spread the word… There is nothing better than a little love mess. You are worth it.

Some Benefits of Being a Comfortable Introvert

It’s the time of year when many of us will be spending holidays with family and friends. For some of our more introverted family members this can be a bit of a challenge. I’ll admit that there are a few deficits to being overly introverted, nothing that can’t be helped with motivation and a little work. But for now, so that my comfortably introverted friends can enjoy the holiday armed with some specific benefits – you know, for those family members who love to taunt or tease – I’m going to focus only on the perks.

So don’t be shy! Have a peek at your perks:

1. Introverts are generally more efficient people and have the benefit of getting more work done since their need to socialize is lessened by their personality type. This, however, is offset by worry when they are introverted for reasons related to low self esteem or fear. So please, take the time to discover why you’re introverted or shy. Comfortable introverts are authentic to who they are, not afraid or unsure of who they are. (Please reach out to me if you’d like help in this area.)

2. Comfortable introverts are less needy for relationships and as such are able to be more discerning and, some would say ironically, are often more revered due to their aloof nature. (When a person is aloof others do not need to defend against their desperation and they end up attracted.)

3. They also tend to suffer less in the loneliness arena and are well fed emotionally by pets, chatting with folks in their neighborhood, and volunteer positions.

4. Additionally, the lack of need to be constantly social reduces costs in many areas like competitive dressing, one upping with cars and homes, and money dropped in search of connection via bars and dating services. They tend to invest with care and have a lessened need to get agreement from others on these choices. They also prepare for retirement more carefully as they conceive of being alone without fear.

5. All of these traits lead to some interesting benefits emotionally, financially and even physically since a hike, bike ride or treadmill adventure easily entertains and invites satisfaction. The lack of stress related to connecting with others causes a cascade of beneficial hormones as long as the introvert finds some connection somewhere (animals are often sufficient).

Enjoy your time with family, dear introverts! Allow yourself to step away when needed, armed with the understanding that it is completely fine to celebrate your introverted self.

Welcome to the Ghosts and Goblins of my Mind!

The night my grandfather died the phone rang late at night. I sat up and said, “Grandpa’s dead.” I was twelve. And he was dead. Inner knowing based on the logic of a late night call, or a grandfather vacuum in the air?

Six months after my brother was murdered my friend and I were playing with Ouija and a ‘spirit’ force moved the planchette, our hands barely touching it … it claimed to be my brother and told me that my husband was having an affair. It told me the particulars and the affair turned out to be true. Inner knowing disguised as my brother, or my brother disguised as a planchette?

The day my father died I was on the plane going to see him when he showed up outside my window. He said goodbye. I am sorry. Inner knowing and a desire for the apology, or my father needing to say something before leaving the planet? The time of his death turned out to be right then.

A lover that I had walked away from, making plans to reunite once my children were grown, died of an overdose. I saw a tumbling kaleidoscope of colors and emotions permeate my mind’s eye and VOILA! he manifested into my awareness. He stayed with me for a year and a half. Keeping me company. Healing my spine (verified by x-rays) and helping me survive the challenges of relocating to California. An invisible friend, or a friend made invisible?

Ghosts and Ghouls? Or Mind Goblins and Imaginary Friends?

I don’t know.

I also don’t care.

They are just a part of the fabric of my life.

They bring gifts.

Like The WingMaker. When a dear child died, her spirit lifted me out of my grief by sharing the richness of all I had given her, and the importance of seeing it all.

Even the Goblins.

Happy Hallowe’en!

International Mental Health Expert Clarifies on The Connection Between Violence and Autism

“There is a connection between autism, mental health, and danger,” admits global mental health therapist Lynette Louise. As an autism mother, Asperger’s individual, global in-home therapist and speaker, Lynette knows what she’s talking about. “There is an equally large danger in not being willing to discuss this truth openly.”

You won’t get the information Lynette is sharing anywhere else. Politics, knee-jerk reactions and a concern that autistic individuals will be stereo-typed and feared holds many tongues, but at what cost?

Lynette wrote an article titled Craziness Creeps up on us—Generation after Generation, which was published on OpEdNews.com. In this article she describes with candor, science and personal examples how this violence is often encouraged, if not created, on a national level by our unwillingness to take on the responsibility, or to believe in teaching our children sophisticated thinking.

In response to the horrendous horror of too many mass shootings, often ending in political posturing regarding gun laws and the mental health system, Lynette recorded a special episode of her podcast A New Spin on Autism: Answers with her once upon a time violent and autistic son, Rye. She also recorded a special episode in 2012 after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, wherein she takes us through the history of violence on a more personal, and surprisingly honest, level; as a mom and in her own home. Her youngest son (Rye) requested that she tell his story in order to help others. As a child he was known to accidentally kill animals, play imaginary games that included dead body parts and have violent meltdowns. As an adult he has been known to be the one that is taken advantage of, most recently having been attacked in his own apartment. Lynette skillfully shares his tale, uncovering the actions that have not only helped, but possibly saved him. In the more recent episode, Rye and Lynette talk about the more recent shooting and offer answers together.


 

One example of how Lynette suggests changing the story refers to the much talked about, rarely understood, autism meltdown. Lynette says, “If your child is having a meltdown, is screaming and hitting himself, do not run and give attention to the meltdown, do not yell at the child for the meltdown. Do react; stand in their presence and say, ‘when you are finished with that I would love to help you.’ If they are hitting themselves, offer them a squeeze. But do not do it as though you are saving them. Do it like you are teaching them how to help themselves, and then walk them through, logically, whatever led them to the meltdown.”

It is quite obvious that we are all connected, and that changing the story for one struggling family can matter for thousands, even millions, of others. It’s important that we be honest, and find answers.

Contact Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD: Doubly Board Certified in Neurofeedback and working on her PhD in Psychology with a specialty in Psychophysiology at Saybrook University  www.lynettelouise.com www.brainbody.net EMAIL: mom4evermore@juno.com PHONE: 713-213-7682

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Craziness Creeps Up On Us–Generation After Generation

Editor’s Note: This article was written in 2012, soon after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and was published on OpEdNews.com.  In response to the Oregon school shooting recently we felt it necessary to publish this piece again. Largely because the insights and truths it speaks of are necessary and vital. But also because it is not okay to have to dust this off, if even, indeed, there had been time for dust to accumulate. It is not okay, and it is avoidable. Please read and share. And please reach out to the strange, lonely misfits in your neighborhood. They have much to offer and are waiting for acceptance.

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Way back when in neuro-anatomy class, I remember listening to my instructor go through the issue of operant conditioning and understanding the degree to which we – as people – were being conditioned by our environment. The teacher was talking about a rat in a maze and explaining that if the rat receives food for turning right in a maze, but not for turning left, then the rat’s entire being–from digestive system to social behavior– becomes conditioned to pay more attention to cues on the right. In fact, the rat begins to follow the maze and make predominantly right turns only, even when it isn’t hungry. I felt like I was being shown something special something that explained who we are and why we do what we do … because in truth … I think we are very much like rats in a maze.

The final shocker was when I learned that due to something called drive reduction, people/animals will accept almost any amount of torture or control as long as it’s done incrementally. Incremental change is hard to notice and easy to adjust to, thus if the imposed changes are of a sinister nature animals can twist and warp into someone they would rather not be, yet have no understanding of the fact that it has even happened. In my opinion as we’ve tried to make our lives better, with cell phones and microwaves, TV and gaming systems, we’ve actually slowly and incrementally made our lives smaller and more horrendous. Perhaps that is why when I go into homes and meet families with children on the autism spectrum I almost always meet a family with many diagnosis’ strewn about the parent generation. The same was true in my home, until I noticed.

In 1992 I started rebelling the use of television in my home and became unplugged, for a very specific reason. Having my children sit and watch whatever show or commercial that came across their vision meant that they were like leaves in the wind of societies salesmanship. They could be sold drugs, partying hard with a bottle of beer in their hands, violence as cool and strong, fast food as healthy and a multitude of other erroneous ideas. I wasn’t going to be able to control that. So we unplugged and I allowed only movies in the home. However, I had a lot of children so there were plenty of older siblings (and older sibling friends) to indoctrinate and influence my younger ASD children and their strangely perceiving minds.

Thus, it was necessary for me to really pay attention to what came into the house and how the children were receiving the information that they were getting as they went into the world. My children were half/half, I had eight all together and four of them were on the spectrum of autism. All four of my autistic boys were unable to logically process or understand the subtleties of what they were watching. So it was important that I teach them how. I sat and paused movies frame by frame and explained what was on them. I explained the thinking behind each scene, and I explained the message. The problem is that – as I inferred – I was a little bit crazy myself so for me to guide my children it meant I had to heal me. This has turned out to be a blessing. But when a family does not choose this path, they advocate responsibility to the government, to the educational system and others, losing touch with their instincts. And then they blame the others who are not doing the job that they have trusted them to do.

Unfortunately, the educational system, the government and the pharmaceutical companies do not know how to do this job. They are not to blame for trying. They are not to blame for not knowing how. We are all complicit as we choose to put (or allow) a video game or a television channel in front of our children and not sit down and engage. We are complicit, as we are too busy and they are left alone.

This is made even worse by the fact that the presently accepted method for helping people with brain disorders—especially autism– is to control them and treat them as though they don’t have the ability to learn or understand social subtleties, and to therefore create coping techniques and visual prompts rather than sophisticated thinking. We give up on them before we begin. We set them up and we reinforce at every turn their disability. We say things like ‘they are anti-social’ and they are uncomfortable in other peoples presence, and we make it so.

Maybe they did or do feel uncomfortable in people’s presence, but we help to make it bigger and bigger and bigger until the very act of being in public is so uncomfortable that one wants to demolish it. It is not the governments fault for not knowing. It is our fault for constantly yelling and screaming and finger pointing and wanting to blame. We should be listening and thinking and looking to ourselves and our children, and saying how can we refuse to accept the status quo, stop believing in the idea that life is hard, that life is scary, life is angry? How do we insist upon life feels good, I am happy, my children love me?

As long as we believe in labels above feelings, pain will be the result.

I saw a (fictional) movie, We need to Talk about Kevin, wherein it was mentioned that the child was possibly autistic or Asperger’s (though he is never diagnosed as such) and he ends up killing an auditorium full of children, as well as his dad and sister. When I saw the movie I was extremely moved by the way it was put together and tried to invite the director to be a guest on my podcast. I did not connect with her and I am sorry. I’m sorry that I didn’t try harder, because maybe if I had spoken we could have created a different societal shell, and turned the tide on this. Because I do believe that we are all connected. Our thoughts create each other’s thoughts because we do these subtle things that reinforce the problem or heal the problem. When people are brave enough to speak out, like Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe did when he suggested that the problem was how we handle mental health in this country, they are brave enough to say something that we don’t want to hear. We have choices. Take a deep breath and listen, searching for potential gifts that we can help our kids with, or ignore it, analyze it talk about it with others– but yelling and screaming at each other and ourselves is a distraction. Handing your kids to these educators who don’t really know what they are doing is the distraction. The only person who can really help is you. And you start by becoming happy, healthy, loving yourself and your child and their disability. That’s how it’s done.

And I know this because I have walked this journey with my own children. I have watched them go from confused and anti-social to violent to kind. At this moment in time we are dealing with the fact that one of my sons who made that very journey was recently attacked and raped at gun point in his own home by a random man. I am not sitting in anger because anger is a luxury. I am not running to save him without a plan for the future. The whole family has come together to support and help him. And we have tried to keep him from anyone who would tell him that he has no control and no power, because that will just make him feel more afraid. We are skillfully turning lemons into lemonade, even in this situation, because at the end of the day I want him to feel happy, healthy and independent. So he is looking for all the ways in which he may have signaled this sort of action. Not because we made him feel guilty. Not because he thinks this is his fault, but because he sees that as the method for recovery.

Finding a way to walk differently in the world so that he attracts a different kind of attention is what he sees as his possible power and a way to lead himself into a better future. My son was raped at gunpoint in his own home—he escaped through a bathroom window—and he is finding a way to turn that into something healthy. I challenge you to do the same. I challenge you to shift and recreate your own generation before you try to shift and positively influence the next one.
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CONCRETE TIP: Meltdown mode. If you have a child who is having a meltdown, who is screaming and hitting himself, do not run and give attention to the meltdown, do not yell at the child for the meltdown. Do react, stand in their presence and say, “when you are finished with that I would love to help you.” If they are hitting themselves offer them a squeeze, but do not do it as though you are saving them. Do it like you are teaching them how to help themselves, and then walk them through, logically, whatever lead them to the meltdown. Fear, anger and sadness are luxuries that lead to catastrophes.

Coffee For Sleep? Absolutely!

Happy National Coffee Day!

Before I managed to balance my brain with neurofeedback therapy, I was self-medicating for sleep with coffee.

If I had five cups of coffee I slept too late and a little bit jittery with a lot of interesting dreams.

If I had no coffee I didn’t sleep at all.

But if I had three cups of coffee I slept really well.

I listened to and trusted myself until I discovered my desired dose of coffee. My sleep medication worked well and was quite delicious!

That set me up for complete understanding of arousal and sleep. An understanding that helps me help families get sleep around the world. I generally use neurofeedback rather than coffee to help them, but first I listen to what they tell me about their self-medicating habits. Whether they use coffee, alcohol, sounds, lights, or other interesting things to help them sleep, an understanding of arousal and sleep (first introduced to me by my own coffee sipping sleep habits) is valuable.

When your brain is in a balanced place you sleep well; you weave in and out of sleep flexibly. When it’s not, you either need stimulation or calming down.

In my case, I needed coffee.

Think about it.

What do you need?

Happy National Coffee Day!

Getting ready for sleep.

Getting ready for sleep.

HALLOWEEN: The Holiday Made for Autism (With These Important Tips)

Spooky and wild. Scary and different. Kind of like learning that your family is now going to perk up and listen every time they hear the word autism. That doesn’t mean every day is like Halloween for these families. It isn’t. But Halloween can be an excellent opportunity for playfully fun learning’s.

Global autism expert, speaker/performer, author and—most importantly mom—Lynette Louise can help your audience (with or without autistic children) get the most out of this boo-tiful opportunity. Some of the actionable and perhaps overlooked treasures your audience will learn:

Imagination Appreciation: It’s often said that autistic kids have no imagination. Yet one won’t sleep without her clock pillow and another wants only to line up his trains and dinosaurs. What do we ‘imagine’ they are thinking? Halloween is the night for exploring and discovering who they want to be and what that looks like to them. With make-up and masks comes a chance to shape imagination. Teaching appropriate imaginative play is lurking…

Awareness in your Neighborhood: One of the ‘scary’ truths about autism is that often families avoid outings and teaching opportunities due to a lack of awareness and understanding in the world outside autism spectrum disorder. Halloween is an excellent time to introduce your quirky selves to the—let’s face it—curious neighbors. Autism awareness in your neighborhood can offer safety and friendship. They probably aren’t as scary as you think… and neither are you!

Social Skills: Whether your child is verbal, non-verbal, echolaliac or only interested in calendar dates, door to door small talk (or if your child is more comfortable, handing out candy to visiting ghouls) is a once in a year opportunity to teach spooky social skills without too much pressure, involved in parallel play there is no need for sophisticated interaction. And, there is the immediate reward of candy!

RE: Candy and its negative effect on our kids, esp. those on a special diet. Lynette will give your audience tips on how to deal with this very real issue, but the bottom line is that experience and teaching opportunities most often outweigh the negative side effects of an evening with gluten and sugar.

Your audience knows their own children’s challenges and strengths. Lynette will help them take advantage of this spooky night (and the days leading up to it) with intention and the important skill of fun learning! Together we can take a step toward taking the ‘scary’ out of autism! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Global mental health expert, Lynette Louise, raised eight children –six were adopted and four of them were on the spectrum of autism. She was able to guide all but one out of autism and into independence. Lynette travels internationally, performing and speaking on the subject of autism and the efficacy of neurofeedback (biofeedback for the brain). Offering play therapy, family dynamics counseling and neurofeedback– she effectively helps parents become confident experts in their family’s healing. She is the author of the inspirational and honest new book MIRACLES ARE MADE: A Real Life Guide to Autism and host of the popular WebTalk.net radio show A NEW SPIN ON AUTISM: ANSWERS! Her one woman musical comedy show CRAZY TO SANE raises awareness –and laughter –around the world and her international docu-series (airs on The Autism Channel) FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD offers FREE help to families with fun, kindness and concrete answers many types of brain disorders!

Contact: Lynette Louise, The Brain Broad- Doubly Board Certified in Neurofeedback, working on PhD in Psychophysiology at Saybrook University 713-213-7682, mom4evermore@juno.com, www.lynettelouise.com www.brainbody.net

International Docu-Series FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD, Season One (Uganda) Available to Rent/Own on Demand

FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD is an idea hatched out of Lynette’s desire to share her tools of change with thousands of families, globally.

Enjoy this trailer for the docu-series: Autism Docu-Series Trailer FIX IT IN FIVE with Lynette Louise aka The Brain Broad!

Lynette Louise is eagerly invited into homes around the world where she teaches important attitudinal shifts and brain science to families struggling with brain disorders. As a mental health expert specializing in autism she travels tirelessly. Hundreds of children, parents, aunts, and grandpas have benefited from her passion and neurofeedback equipment. According to Lynette, “That’s not enough!”

By offering her services in a docu-series Lynette is able to give the five families willing to be on camera a free five day life changing therapy marathon. At the same time audiences are gifted with answers, entertainment, and an exampling of living life with creativity and intention.

Already audiences are watching FIX IT IN FIVE on The Autism Channel, where it has been aired in its unfinished form in six-nine minutes snippets, and has gained a faithful and action oriented following, affectionately known as “Fix it in Fivers.”

But now, after so many requests, fans and educators can view the DIRECTOR’S CUT of all five freshly edited and powerfully professional episodes via Vimeo On Demand.

Families and professionals now have easy access to six hours of entertainment that brings fabulous fun, tears and laughter, play and struggle, poverty and power while also offering brain science insights, environmental tips, behavioral instructions, explanations, and suggestions. It’s the most cost effective way to bring Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD and her skills at both teaching children and lighting a fire in your belly, into your home and community.

Season two of FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD will be airing on The Autism Channel soon, and Lynette recently returned from her trip to Israel where she’s just finished filming her work with the third of the five families that will be profiled in this unique and powerful international series.

“I’m exhausted,” The Brain Broad admits, “but I’m also more motivated than ever. These simple changes I teach, this playful life I encourage, heals in ways even I can’t always predict. It needs to be seen. Families need to know what to do. And people need to believe that regardless of labels and culture, miracles can, and should, happen almost daily.”

To learn more about the show, and to rent or buy season one for yourself or your local schools and libraries, please visit any of Lynette’s websites, specifically the Fix it in Five page here: https://www.lynettelouise.com/fixitinfive/ www.lynettelouise.com www.brainbody.net.

Contact Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD: Doubly Board Certified in Neurofeedback and working on her PhD in Psychology with a specialty in Psychophysiology at Saybrook University www.lynettelouise.com www.brainbody.net EMAIL: mom4evermore@juno.com PHONE: 713-213-7682
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A Healthy Brain is Flexible: This is Also True of a Healthy Group or Field of Study

*This post appeared first in three parts on BrainSpeak.com. I’m happy to share it with you here in it’s entirety.*

I began in the field of neurofeedback for brain regulation as a student of EEG Spectrum where they trained practitioners to investigate brain function challenges using a model of arousal.

To put it briefly, the arousal model uses data, history and diagnosis to investigate whether symptoms are related to under-arousal or over-arousal in relation to the desired brain wave activity in the specific brain region performing the functions being examined. This method was easy for me to grasp.

I then continued my education and experience by apprenticing under leaders in the field—an intuitive healer Catherine Rule of Optimal Brain Institute and a very brilliant neuroscientist with two PhD’s, Dr. Burke. Catherine Rule was a holistic thinker of human interaction while Dr. Burke was well versed in neurophysiology; married to problem solving brain issues by considering the neurochemical interplay between brainwave firing and neuronal behavior. I was was able to blend these two approaches into my investigative model of brain dysfunction.

Thus, the arousal model served me well, even as I adapted it to merge my two mentor’s styles and fit my clients with their very extreme sensory issues (I began by specializing in autism and brain trauma because that was the clientele I was already working with).

Meanwhile, the field itself was bigger than I had first realized and there were more approaches than the arousal model to learn from.

Such was the reality in the neurofeedback field back then, and – due to advances in technology and brain science- it has become even more diversified in its approach to brain rehabilitation in the past ten years. Thus, I found myself enamored by new ways of thinking and with the inclusion of the QEEG as a diagnostic must (Quantitative Electroencephalograph– QEEG– is the measurement, using digital technology, of electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp which primarily reflect cortical activity or “brainwaves.”) much of what I had previously done so effectively became antiquated.

Progress and the era of the brain marched on as I evolved in my attempts to keep up with it. Somewhere along the way I forgot some things.

Recently I was going over old footage of my son doing a neurofeedback session. In it he was talking at least as good as he does today, many years later. (Dar was a nonverbal twenty-three year old when we were first introduced to Neurofeedback. A year into this exciting therapy he had fluid monosyllabic language whenever I was with him.) In that footage from the past I rediscovered my old approach. It was a happy/sad moment to realize I had lost touch with what had worked in my search for what would work better. I took a step back and reintroduced the old thinking. He is, again, learning faster than usual.

Regardless of all the clients I see world-wide, in the end it is my family that teaches me the most. This, I suspect, is because of my ability to see them over so many years of development and then discover what works and what doesn’t.

Additionally, I am blessed by my business model creating a unique approach to this work because I travel home to home, school to school, country to country, dysfunction to dysfunction; training the brains of group after group. Due to a vast array of clients and cultures I have the opportunity to observe similarities and disparities: race to race, religion to religion, diet to diet. Armed with this advantage I have taken the arousal model concept and applied it in areas where a QEEG was not possible.

Using this approach I have compared symptoms and individual brain processes worldwide. Thus, I have been enabled with the opportunity to think creatively as I gathered more and more hands-on knowledge. I want to share what I have learned so that we might consolidate our discoveries and do even more for our very deserving clients.

However, there is a problem.

My own temporal lobe brain challenges make “traditional” record keeping a problem, and it leads me to wonder how I will pass on what I know and share responsibly with the field.

My own temporal lobe brain challenges make “traditional” record keeping a problem, and it leads me to wonder how I will pass on what I know and share responsibly with the field.

I have healed this issue markedly. I have healed to the point in fact where my difference is more of a gift than a challenge. This is especially true in regards to understanding and creating usable protocols for healing work with science based intuition. However, where report writing in a scientifically accepted style is concerned, I am still challenged.

This “difference” in my recording style came up for me recently when I was asked to contribute to an interdisciplinary magazine with pictures and graphs. You see, pictures and graphs make it harder for me, not easier.

Though I can take the stage and share what I know with flair and a photographic sense of recall for brain dysfunctions, though I can create movies, videos, podcasts and abstract visual art while orchestrating the edits in all motion mediums– graphs, still pictures and power point presentations still disorient me. When you include these in your work, I skip them. I am a word person.

I can write a book, straight from experience and memory, easier than research citations. I can use creative writing techniques to make learning feel like a plot driven novel, easier than stay awake while reading a research paper. In fact, I stay awake by doing all my reading research while walking on a treadmill. Unfortunately, writing a research paper is impossible to do while asleep or walking on a treadmill. For me, the redundancy inherent in the writing and/or reading of an APA style document, is absolutely exhausting. Fortunately these differences- between me and my colleagues- no longer mean I judge myself as broken.

If ever there was a field that helps a person to appreciate difference, it is the field of neurofeedback when viewed through the arousal model.

Previously held convictions– like that coffee and sugar are unhealthy and cause hyperactivity—shifted for me to the concept that they indicated the need to self-medicate, and assist the individual in their search for a state of balance. These habits became clues about the need to counteract under-aroused states and ensure survival. The fact that I would drink coffee in order to sleep was no longer crazy, just a bit of information on what I needed for homeostasis. Everything about me, my clients, my children and my friends, became evidence and led to ideas on how we could correct our imbalances rather than lean on our crutches.

Life became more accepting as my friends and I stopped arguing for each other’s preferences. The wine drinkers accepted the coffee drinkers, and the beef eaters accepted the vegetarians. Each of us assisted the other to adapt and find new ways to garner the same effects. We became helpers to each other rather than judgers of each person’s habits.

It’s a wonderful way to live and I would like to share this thinking everywhere.

At this point I am much farther along in my career and I want to pass on my experience and my learning, but my observations and solutions are still experience based rather than research or education based and this, I fear, means my ideas are sometimes met with a dubious attitude. However, hands-on is who I am and will always be where my knowledge primarily comes from. Even though I am close to finishing my PhD, my style of learning, discovering and sharing will always have that leaning. And that makes it harder to be heard. Or so I have told myself.

And then I remembered Dr. Burke.

He was proof reading my book MIRACLES ARE MADE: A Real Life Guide To Autism. He questioned something in it and I answered him from memory. He questioned even more, and each time my answers satisfied his need for clarity. He read the case study one more time and said, “We can’t deny your lived experience.”

And yet people do deny the lived experience of another, on a regular basis.

People deny the lived experience of another on a regular basis.

As I previously mentioned, I specialize in autism. And if there was ever a population wherein lived experience is constantly denied, it is this one. People immediately polarize the minute the word “vaccine” is mentioned and parents who want to share the story of their child’s vaccine reaction are forced to hide the truth of their lived experience. Rather than be listened to, these parents are shunned. They often respond by knuckling down into the idea that vaccines alone cause autism. Meanwhile, the parents whose child’s autism was evident before any vaccinations were ever given scream and fight against anti-vaxers, claiming that these parents are distracting the scientists from doing the real work. People begin to choose which camp they are in and the lived experience of all parties gets lost in the battle.

In my opinion, it’s the battle that stops the information gathering. We should not be polarized into oppositional groups. We should be cooperatively looking for the sameness in each of these stories. Polarizing perpetuates propaganda and does nothing for discovery. This is the same type of mutual distraction the coffee drinkers use when they insist that wine drinkers are bad, and vice versa. It is also the same type of polarization that occurs in every field or population wherein two or more main approaches to problem solving face off against each, for no other reason than to prove that they are right.

In my opinion there are no answers for everyone, there are just answers that fit some and not others.

With that in mind I will share a few neurofeedback observations based on the lived experiences of my clients.

1- Vertigo can often be stopped with high frequency reward training at c3,cz, c4.
2- Children with autism can often train for up to an hour and receive great benefits.
3- Cz can exacerbate and/or calm excessive erectile fascinations in people with sensory challenges.
4- The arousal model and my decision to high frequency train on the dopaminergic pathway-– neural pathways in the brain that transmit the neurotransmitter dopamine from one region of the brain to another — helped for dementia and depression, cognition and some movement in Parkinson’s. But the arousal method wasn’t enough to get the amount of change I now see and the ten plus year prevention of deterioration in my clients.
5- My son and several clients with severe ASD experience a calmed body with increased sensation in the mouth when I difference train 0z-fp2 @ 12-15. This awareness began as a happy accident and is the rediscovery of that my old footage of my son.

I could share more but this is enough to make the point that it is important to have a science based model to choose protocols, methods and equipment. However, it is also important to be open to just plain using what works. In my opinion, lived experience trumps.

Early in I was taught that a healthy brain is a flexible brain, one that doesn’t get stuck in any state or in the need for mood altering substances. I would have to add that for any field or social group to be healthy they must also be flexible, not stuck in the dogma of any particular model but free to dance among the possible solutions from group to group.

This, I believe, is what it means to embrace difference. And it’s an embrace worth perfecting because the treasures in this embrace are filled with all the different correct answers for each person in need.