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Parenting

Combating Childhood Obesity—7 Ways to Help Overweight Kids

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I truly believe that what we eat and drink plays a significant role, not only in our health, but also in the ability to feel good about ourselves and accomplish meaningful goals. I think a lot of adults try to prioritize this, yet it’s still very distressing to know that many people don’t monitor the…

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3 Ways to Help Fathers Stay on Top of Their Health

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What is it about men that they won’t go to the doctor unless you nag them incessantly? It’s almost as though they have blinders on that allow them to ignore even the pragmatic reasons for staying on top of their mental and physical health. It’s a little different in my situation because I’m married to…

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On Mother’s Day, Remember Why You Rock as a Mom!

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Every year on Mother’s Day, I can’t help but think back to those first days after giving birth and how overwhelmed I felt. When you first became a mother, didn’t you wish there was a playbook written just for you? One that would take into account your utter lack of experience along with the temperament…

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Are You Feeling Lonely?

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Did you know nearly half of Americans age 18 and older feel lonely?  It was heartbreaking to hear this, yet I learned so much about it during my Relentless Courage interview with Jack Eason, author of the recent book, The Loneliness Solution: Finding Meaningful Connection in a Disconnected World.  The father of two Gen Z kids…

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How Bias Starts In The Brain…And 5 Ways To Stop It

With so much social unrest these days, people on all sides of the political spectrum are blaming each other for being prejudiced, biased, or racist. I even got blamed for not taking a stance after the killing of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests. I make it a point not to get political because my main…

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5 Worst Halloween Candies For The Brain

Halloween can be tricky for Brain Warriors and Junior Warriors. If your Junior Warriors want to go trick-or-treating, that’s okay. You just need to have a plan for what to do with all that candy once they bring it home. A lot of Warriors tell me they swap out some of it for brain healthy…

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Homework and School Issues? No Problem!

Do you have a homework situation in your house? You’re not alone. We had a big homework problem a few years ago. When my daughter Chloe was younger, she didn’t want to do her homework. Every single night, we would battle over it. I wasn’t helping her do her homework, but I had to check…

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Summer Cooking School For Junior Brain Warriors

Summer is upon us, and if you’re like a lot of people you may be wondering about the best ways to spend these sunny days. If you have a junior Brain Warrior in training, summer is the ideal season to spend more time together in the kitchen showing them what brain healthy eating looks like.…

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Goodbye School Year, Hello Graduation!

Whether your Junior Warrior is graduating from college, high school, or kindergarten, or just finishing up the school year, it’s a good time to celebrate and start making plans for the summer. Here are 5 tips for parents of Warriors in training. 1. Celebrate their efforts, not their smarts. So your middle schooler made the…

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