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12 Best questions to ask to find the best counselor, therapist, or high performance mentor for your unique needs

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I am going to skip more basic kinds of questions and immediately dig into the best questions to ask to find a professional who is in the “Sweet Spot” of what you are looking for.  You can assume these one … Continue reading

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5 of the Easiest and Most Meaningful Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself over Thanksgiving

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As another year nearly comes to completion, Thanksgiving is often a time for people to catch their breath and rejuvenate their Spirit.  In other words, a time to do some wise counseling for yourself.  After counseling and mentoring over 1000 … Continue reading

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How to Parent with a Customized Give and Take style that Maximizes your Relationship to your child: 7 tips

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As any wise horse rider knows, there is the give-and-take with the reins.  If you are overly harsh, you not only create an angry horse, but a horse that loses respect for you.  A horse that will then look for … Continue reading

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How to prevent your student from going on a College Major Shopping Spree

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Reliable statistics indicate the average number of times a college student will change majors is six times! This is not surprising, because there are over 1,800 majors offered in the US.  A New York Times article reported that 350 majors … Continue reading

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How do you precisely identify your most energizing Core Passions?

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After having successfully mentored over 1000 people of all ages, I have come to find that each person has a Core set of Passions: a group of activities, that when they do them, they feel the most Full of Life! … Continue reading

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Podcast interview of Dr. Tom Brunner: What factors critically affect child, elite athlete, and parents, for High Performance – in Sports and Life

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Background prelude to the audio clip written by interviewer and podcast host Pearle Nerenberg, of “Eat this for Performance” We’re kicking off the 2nd episode ever of the Do This for Performance podcast with a really insightful interview. Dr. Thomas … Continue reading

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Using a great online tool to find the BEST video game to play WITH your child to build your bond

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Parents are increasingly faced with the challenge of how to bond with their child when their child feels a video game screen may be their favorite thing to look at. Aside from constraining videogames used to an appropriate level, another … Continue reading

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MANY reasons why your child should NOT go to college immediately after high school

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BY THE END OF THIS ARTICLE….. ….. You’ll understand why the core question you need to ask yourself is “Is my child emotionally and mentally ready for college?” NOT “Does my kid have the aptitude for college?”  As physician Louis … Continue reading

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10 steps to ensure a smooth school year by setting up a sustainable chore system to ensure your Home runs itself

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You ask, “How do I get my kid to do chores without having to be on top of them?” 4 years ago I answered that question in a blog that went viral.  To me chores are a critical way to … Continue reading

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How to stop following the herd of parents enslaving themselves in debt by naively dropping their kid off at the College Bus Station with $100,000 of tuition money

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Colleges are bus stations; multitudes roll in and are processed, but with minimal deeply personalized guidance on what bus route to take.  The national average of students per counselor is 477 to 1 (California Department of Education, May 2015).  The … Continue reading

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