By Sucheta Kamath
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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 the Mysteries of Executive Funcrion! You are tuning into my conversations with researchers, neuroscientist, learning experts and thought leaders. Some have expertise in cognitive/educational/social psychology, social anthropology, learning and education, psychiatry, neurology, behavior economics, special education, while others are noted professionals in the field of leadership development and motivational speaking. The Podcast is my effort to address the challenge 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 the path. Self-doubt presents itself and you begin to question your own capacity. How do I learn more about me? How do I objectively investigate myself? or 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? We are not just in charge of our own life but are responsible for lives of many. Guiding others in hopes to see change in them is how we mentor others but what should we do when that doesn’t work? Is there a secrete sauce to help others strive for excellence? Life has many moving parts; some create utter chaos while other 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!
||CleanEpisode 58: Traumatic Brain Injury||What hazard could really be posed by daily activities like driving, biking, climbing, or walking? They don’t, until they do. An awkward step, a sudden turn, an unanticipated slip or a fall can alter the direction in which one’s life is going. The||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 57: Next to Normal||Ability, inability, and disability rest on a continuum where the human story comes to life. Living with a disability; whether it is a physical, mental, or a learning disability is life-long work and having able partners can make the journey pleasant. Bu||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 56: A Blueprint for Learning Success||Gerald Belcher once said, “The best education is not given to students; it is drawn out of them.” It captures the notion that learning and teaching are intertwined and this relationship deepens when educators keep inventing new ways to inspire kids,||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 55: Memory Matters||Rajveer Meena from India successfully recalled 70,000 decimal places of pi (π) and broke the previous Guinness World Record of reciting 67,890 digits of pi held by Lu Chao of China since 2005. By reading about such a feat of accomplishment, you can eas||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 54: Build a Better Brain – Now!||The hopeful expectation of living into old age is often marred by the fear of the irreversible decline in one’s abilities and mental faculties. When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, the scientific community, professionals and society in general is d||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 53: The Aging Brain’s Destiny||Even while leading a healthy mental and physical life, no one can be certain about the aging brain’s destiny. The stage of life marked by walkers, hearing aids, and memory lapses is averted by a few, but dreaded by all. Since Alzheimer’s Disease is||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 52: Off the Scale and Onto a Treadmill||There’s no guarantee you will step on a treadmill right after stepping off a scale with disappointing number. Goals clash with fears and anxieties resulting in procrastination, which is a common place phenomenon. But by connecting to values and comm||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 51: No More Procrastination||No one has been spared from the strong impulse to put things off for later. You might find yourself cleaning out the refrigerator when you should really be working on your taxes. Dilly-dallying and lollygagging are a few ways one’s aversion for impe||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 50: Goodness of Fit||When talking about his sad mess of a childhood, author Augustine Boroughs’ fantasy of normalcy resembled to that of fabric-softener, tuna-salad-on-white, PTA-meeting normal. In his autobiography, Running with Scissors, Boroughs writes about his guard||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 49: Calling For A Charismatic Adult||Roberto Benigni’s critically acclaimed role in the movie Life is Beautiful, which earned him an Oscar, poignantly illustrates what a caring, charismatic adult does to shield a young boy from the horrors of captivity in a concentration camp as they wer||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A podcast for EVERYONE!! I mean it!
If you are a person who often feels that you are swamped by the number of things you still need to do, that somehow there is never enough time, that deadlines often show up out of nowhere, or that you are just living day to day– not really having a plan for the future – doing whatever is right under your nose, then this podcast is for you! It is an eye-opener for people who are frequently late, distracted, unmotivated, struggling to plan for the future, loosing sight of the big picture, or taking impulsive decisions. As a parent of a senior, I found the tips for college-bound students on managing time and coming up with a system to meet the expectations of schools very helpful. I can say from my personal experience talking with Sucheta about my son, that she was amazing in how quickly she zoomed in on the difficulties my son was facing and the recommendations she gave for solving the problems he was having in school. Fortunately for us, his difficulties were related to his concussion and resolved in some time, but the tips she gave would be really helpful even for someone who was having any of the difficulties mentioned above. The experts Sucheta has brought on the podcast also bring new information and insight on the topic of executive (dys)function. Sucheta manages to ask just the right questions that bring important considerations into focus. I highly recommend this podcast for EVERYONE. Why? Because we can all use some help organizing and managing our life better. We can all use some help being proactive and deliberate in planning for our future and managing our present in this era of multitasking while being inundated by distractions. So tune into this podcast on your way to work or at home going about your daily routines - you won’t regret it!
Invaluable Resource for Understanding Executive Function Issues
If you have ever looked at a loved one, a friend, coworker, student, or even yourself in the mirror, and thought, “I know they are bright, how can they not succeed? Why don’t they just try harder/ plan more effectively/follow advice …? “, you will benefit greatly from Sucheta Kamath’s Full PreFrontal podcasts. Sucheta’s podcasts offer invaluable information to help anyone better understand, and thus better interact with individuals who have poor executive function skills. I have learned so much from listening to Sucheta’s interviews with various other experts who have also worked for many years in this field. The ExFiles, talks with individuals who have executive function issues, are enlightening. They also offer hope. I hope that this will allow me to be more accepting of my own executive function shortcomings, as well as those of others, and to use this knowledge to effect positive change. Thank you so much Sucheta for your podcasts. I hope to continue to learn!
Mrs Kamath knows her stuff. As a long friend and a frequent recipent of her advices and strategies, I can vouch for her knowledge and expertise. This podcast is able to take her life long research, field studies, and incrediblly postive and consumable command of the oftentimes confusing executive functions of the brain and relay it in a fun and approachable way. I would recomend this to young adults, current students, and anyone interested on how to reach the next level of their cognative functioning!