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Episode 76: Working Out Your Heart

What’s common between a soccer mom who has a flat tire on the way to her son’s game, a Wall Street dad who just got told to stay in the office for the markets in the East to open, and a middle school girl who just got her new smart phone? They are all struggling to cope with feeling either anxious, lonely, stressed out, or tired. A dysregulated frontal lobe system often causes our executive function to crash and burn. Through mindfulness, one can cultivate a form of awareness that can bring attunement to knowing what you’re doing as you’re doing it. On today’s podcast our guest, Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD), a psychologist and educational consultant specializing in mindfulness, talks about the elements of mindfulness training and flexibility training.

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Welcome to Full PreFrontal® Podcast

Are you interested in understanding how mental health, physical health, school readiness, and job success are inextricably linked? Curious about how training your brain can impact your quality of life? Want to know more about how to improve your focus, organization, working memory, decision-making, or self-control?

Welcome to my podcast, Full PreFrontal: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function! You are tuning into my conversations with researchers, neuroscientists, educators, learning experts, and thought leaders. Some of my guests have expertise in cognitive/educational/social psychology, social anthropology, learning and education, psychiatry, neurology, behavior economics, or special education, while others are noted professionals in the fields of leadership development and motivational speaking. Using these conversations as a guide, this podcast takes you on an exciting journey to explore and understand the challenges and complexities of organizing one’s life.

Life’s success is an intricate balance of orchestrating talent and effort. However, failing to uncover or to mobilize your inner tools and strategies can get you off path. Self-doubt can present itself and you can begin to question your own capacity. The Full Pre-Frontal podcast series attempts to answer questions such as: How do I learn more about me? How do I objectively investigate myself? How do I tweak my thoughts, habits and attitudes to enhance my future thinking?  What missing pieces of the puzzle, when properly placed, will connect the life successes I see in others to help me succeed in my own journey?

Many of us are not just in charge of our own lives but are also responsible for directing the lives of many others around us. Guiding others in their hopes to improve themselves is how we mentor others. But what should we do when that doesn’t work? Is there a “secret sauce” to help others strive for excellence?

Life has many moving parts; some create utter chaos while others bring sheer joy. To keep up with the moving parts, make listening to my podcast a new habit! Life won’t be a puzzle anymore!