Betsy Gleinser

Finding Goal-Oriented Solutions that Don’t Short-Circuit Your Brain

Have you ever labeled yourself or someone else in a negative way? This is more of a rhetorical question, not one to make you feel bad about yourself. Because, let’s be honest, we all have done it.  “I’m just not good at staying organized.” “She is such a procrastinator.” “They are always late.” “He just …

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Motivation: How to Work With Your Brain to Get Things Done

Have you ever wondered where motivation comes from and how to have more of it? Perhaps you wonder about motivation when you are staring at a blank computer screen, for the tenth time in a day. Or maybe when the pile of dishes in your sink only grows larger and larger.  Perhaps you wonder about …

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Interoception: What Our Body Tells Us About Executive Functioning

As a nine year old, I waited backstage before stepping out to play the piano.  My hands were sweaty and cold. I hated clammy hands, almost as much as I hated the word “clammy”.  Even though I loved performing, my hands always reminded me that I was also a little bit nervous. That, and I …

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