Author Archives: Jodee Kulp

Children consider playground activities “circus performances” and they hunger for recognition. Children will typically flock to an adult who understands the nature of this situation and who encourages challenge and expressive fun. I am so excited to feature the world of Dr. “Fun” Lyelle Palmer. Use language to build your child’s strength of character. Words […]

Over the years I have found respite in the darnedest places… meaning my children or the people I care for will not venture there. Cleaning the dog kennel has always given me time alone, as does weeding my garden… folding the laundry.  And through the seasons I seemed to find other places for isolation like […]

As the economy has continued to challenge our family… we discovered fun and affordable giving ideas. Take our RealMindz unshopping challenge Support a cause – there are thousands to choose from – buy chickens and rabbits for farms in impoverished areas, help to purchase a well – here are a few charity ideas – Salvation […]

With holiday season fast approaching and the hustle and bustle of shopping – here’s an idea to redirect your kiddos and yourself. Stores can be overwhelming with colors and sounds and lights and smells. Children from trauma or sensory issues struggle during the holiday seasons. Here are a couple ideas to build single focus into […]

My father captured my energy by creating my “be still” spot and that began the harnessing of my delightfully chaotic energy. My preschool years landed me on an island with an armload of friends living in the rest home next door. They had happy face wrinkles and white hair. On the other side lived my […]

How a wild dog taught me how to guide persons to learn new skills with experiential learning. Makone arrived as an 80 lb, 11 month old, kenneled standard poodle filled with boundless energy and brains that had waited months to be turned on. In a blitz he was out of sight, down the road, around […]

TRIBUTE TO GOLDEN MINDZ DEB EVENSEN FOR EDUCATION OF PERSONS LIVING WITH FASD Deb Evensen has been working in the field of FASD education for over 30 years.She is affiliated with NOFAS, the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. For more information visit: nofas.org Pioneer in discovering practical solutions that work for individuals with fetal […]

I can’t do it myself. My pearls continue to grow as my daughter enters her third decade. My life has changed radically over the years, I left my downtown business to home school and develop a brain training program with professionals who believed we may advance our daughter’s development. Then I left my business for […]

I was on top of my world. I had just been awarded “First Place Successful Entrepreneur of the Year” by the International Small Business Council. I had a brand new sports car, a happy marriage, a lovely remodeled home, a successful business, and friends with social initiatives we believed were making a difference for humanity. […]

I thought I left the issues of alcohol when I left home to start my adult life. I had no idea it would be those hard years as a child that would prepare me for the most extreme adventure of my life and provide my life mission. To discover tools and strategies to empower persons […]