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2021 coming up and How to Monitize your blog through Affiliate Marketing…

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Are you afraid to start Affiliate marketing? I am, well I am just scared that it will not work for me, that is why I need to set the right expectations for myself, so I do not end up discouraged. Get yourself a diary where you can keep track of your goals and expectations.

Here is a lovely diary for the year 2021….

This is why I am writing this blog and doing some random research about monitization and affiliated marketing, to help myself to understand it better and hopefully will benefit others as well.

Unfortunately affiliate marketing is not easy. It’s not just a matter of setting up your website and start to promote your links. You will not achieve overnight success and you would need to work hard to make sales. I guess hard work pays off.

You would need to convince visitors what you are promoting is an amazing product and that they will not waste their money. People need to know that they can trust you with the product that you are advertising.

I also read about people making the mistake of writing bad content to their blog and adding as many clickbait as they can just to get people on their site. To generate great commissions you need to know what to say, when to say it and who you saying it to.

Here’s a book that might interest you or a friend (great gift), it’s a step by step guide for beginners to promote through WordPress…

Some people might have tried affiliated marketing and they failed over and over and given up. Well, I did as well and I am not giving up. I will try again and again and again and will make it work. I presume it is not everyone’s cup of tea.

Affiliated programs will always exist because companies always release new products and they need sales, just like you need sales to make commission. It is an amazing marketing platform and can be a win for both the seller and the affiliate if done correctly.

You will not get lots of likes and shares on social media if you are not willing to work hard by promoting your links, this is the only way you will be able to get sales. Don’t believe that you will not get commission from certain products, this I have read from various affiliate blogs claiming it’s certainly untrue. You need to know how to sell and to which type of client. This is why you need to know when and where to advertise your products.

When you join as an affiliate marketer you would also need to think about link-building, social media marketing, optimization, SEO and so forth. There’s many things you might need to learn before you start to become successful, however there is no harm in signing up as soon as possible to an affiliate program to get the basic understanding.

Never give up, try to learn from your mistakes. I certainly made some mistakes and am still not hundred percent sure what I should do next time, but hey it’s taking time to fully understand how the system really works…..crawl before you walk! Just remember that you always need to share your content and get people to engage with your site, this is very important for people to know where you publish and how often.

Thanks to so many affiliate programs for your advice, I took a bit from here and there and still need to learn a lot more. Next time I will continue this blog with another important lesson to be learned.

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MONETIZATION

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monetize your blog with affiliate marketing

Do you want to start affiliate marketing on your blog? I am currently studying this topic because I have a need to financially support my LEC Worldwide club and it seems like to become the worlds first Trillionaire will take some time (giggles).

It’s a non profit club and I totally give my time and money to invest in this necessary cause to support Women all over the world to build a better future, by promoting them on the LEC Worldwide social media platforms like our Youtube channel. Kindly consider to subscribe and support women all over the world in business and personal growth.

How to do blogging and affiliate marketing?

Some people can make money just by blogging and promoting products with affiliate marketing. So how can we as women do the same and have success by doing it?

Just to be fair, I know from experience that Affiliate Marketing is not an easy task and easy money and not a quick rich scheme. You would need commitment, experience, site traffic, etc. There are also different types of payment which are: Pay per sale, Pay per click and Pay per lead.

Affiliate Marketing will only work if you are willing to do your research and be serious about it.

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Terms and Metrics on Commision rate, etc

There are certain terms and metrics to know like Commission rate, Clickthrough rate, Earnings per 100 clicks, Average order Value, Reversal Rate and Conversion Rate. These terms and metrics are very important to understand and will be covered in my next blog as well as the types of payment. Consider to Subscribe to receive my next blog.

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Merchants have the potential to earn more from affiliate programs because they are not paying for marketing costs, however they still need to do some marketing on the side to gain exposure.

Maybe you have heard that Affiliate Marketing is easy to do and it will give you success overnight. Well, you must be able to work hard and promote products effectively on your blog. Don’t write just because you want to sell the products, instead, write creative content and do not add too many links.

You want to focus on a few links that will get the attention of the reader.

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Remember, Affiliate programs lets companies show their new products through affiliate sites, it’s a never-ending cycle. To get readers to your blog, you need to work hard to get it out there.

I will continue with this blog next week and would like to thank Thirsty Affiliates for their article on how to be better at Monetization.

Stay safe and never give up.

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3 simple focus steps 2020 (smart goal setting)

Are you sometimes struggling to focus on yourself and what you need to do, especially when you are working on a smart goal for yourself or business? Or, if you need to study for your upcoming exam?

Here are 3 ways you can help yourself to start effective focus habits…

  • Have no phone conversations or texting during your focus time. The phone can be a huge distraction these days, for example you might have had a great idea in mind just before you got distracted by your ringing phone, now it’s gone because you focused on your call or got distracted by the sound of a notification.
  • Have a quiet space of isolation to focus, like a room or garden area. A tranquil space is what you are looking for, where your focus is at it’s best. Play some favorite background music, but keep it low volume so you can still focus on your smart goal or task. Wireless headphones can be a great tool to block out background noise for focus time. My recommendation for a good quality headphones (click image below) and it could be a great gift as well.
  • Wake up early and start a morning routine without electronics, which will help you to have a healthier and less stressed morning. Go for a walk and listen to nature sounds or write the book you always wanted to write in a comfy chair.

Great weekly, monthly and yearly planners:

There are many ways to help yourself to stay focused, (click on image below). The planner is also a great gift for someone for the holidays.

For more information on one on one Goal setting sessions and or how to stay focused, you can contact me directly and I will give you some planners and goal setting charts for free. Email me on ladiesenrichmentclub@gmail.com or visit our LEC Youtube channel to get inspired by women worldwide in business.

I will be back with more blogs on goal settings and how to stay focused on achieving them.

Want to start your own Photography business in 2020 to earn more and spent less?

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Greetings readers,

These days some of us want to start our own small business OR much bigger business (if you are brave enough). Saving on advertisement costs will save you some money which you can rather use to buy your own camera equipment and if you invest in a starter photography pack now, you will be able to create your own product, business or service photoshoots.

Online Marketing is one of the more talked about topics on many posts I read on social media.

In order to promote your product successfully, you would need to have good images to make it stand out above the rest. How do you do that? Well, just like I did a few years back.

In 2008 I started my freelance photography business, it started slow and it took me a long time to learn the settings of the camera and lights. In 2020 there are many options available to do a successful photoshoot in the comfort of your home.

Mentioned on the website atozphotographydubai.com there’s a few camera options for you to consider that will not break the bank. These listed options are important for you to start a home based studio, later you might need more equipment.

Beginner photographers should take my advice, you Do Not Need expensive photography equipment just yet if you are starting out. Some famous photographers started with their own make shift lights and small studio spaces.

Nowadays I use professional Canon cameras and lenses, but in the beginning I used a beginner camera set (as mentioned on the website) to learn and fail and learn and getting better! Yes, you might need to read more on photography to understand dept of field etc, but it is a fun hobby and you can make money by helping others to do photoshoots as you get better. Remember to practice on your family and friends, it is the easiest way to learn and do photoshoots on products readily available in your house.

Check out some of my products on the Redbubble store, these images on the products was taken by me (some many years back).

Enjoy photography and always try new ways to do photoshoots by bringing out your personal style.

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Effective planning guide for 2020…

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Dear Ladies,

Do you want to get more focused and have a simple system to help you prioritize what’s most important while carving out time to recharge throughout the week? 

-First thing you need to do is to visualize achieving your desires and goals.

-Take care of yourself by Self care planning

-Write down what you have achieved during your last week and celebrate.

Say no to things that is not so important and focus on the important tasks.

Write down your learnings and things that inspired you during the past week.

-When you fail, it gives you feedback on what not to do next time.

-Ask yourself who you can help during this week and also who can help you. Write the names down.

Write down things that is on your mind and feelings that you have, take action on your list.

Write down your 3 top priorities for the coming week that will make a change in your business or personal life.

Plan daily, weekly and monthly goals. You can start goal settings by looking into learning new software which is the way forward.

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4 Keys to Healthfulness

Hi readers, I read this article by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD and wanted to share her very important behaviors with you, especially during stressful times.

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10 Healthy behaviors (beyond the four basics) that contribute to wellness and satisfaction with one’s lifestyle:

  • Brush and floss daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy and free of disease.
  • Get a good night’s rest. Well-rested people not only cope better with stress, but may also have better control of their appetites. Research has shown that a lack of sleep can put our “hunger hormones” out of balance — and possibly trigger overeating.
  • Enjoy regular family meals. This allows parents to serve as good role models, can promote more nutritious eating, and sets the stage for lively conversations. Being connected to family and/or friends is a powerful aspect of a healthy life.
  • Smile and laugh out loud several times a day. It keeps you grounded, and helps you cope with situations that would otherwise make you crazy. Read the comics, watch a sitcom, or tell jokes to bring out those happy feelings.
  • Meditate, pray, or otherwise find solace for at least 10-20 minutes each day. Contemplation is good for your soul, helps you cope with the demands of daily life, and may even help lower your blood pressure.
  • Get a pedometer and let it motivate you to walk, walk, walk. Forget about how many minutes of activity you need; just do everything you can to fit more steps into your day. No matter how you get it, physical activity can help defuse stress, burn calories, and boost self-esteem.
  • Stand up straight. You’ll look 5 pounds lighter if you stand tall and tighten your abdominal muscles. Whenever you walk, think “tall and tight” to get the most out of the movement.
  • Try yoga. The poses help increase strength and flexibility and improve balance. These are critical areas for older folks especially, and both men and women can benefit.
  • Power up the protein. This nutrient is an essential part of your eating plan, and can make up anywhere from 10%-35% of your total calories. Protein lasts a long time in your belly; combine it with high-fiber foods and you’ll feel full on fewer calories. Enjoy small portions of nuts, low-fat dairy, beans, lean meat, poultry, or fish.
  • Last but not least, have a positive attitude. Do your best to look at life as if “the glass is half full.” You must believe in yourself, have good support systems, and think positively (“I think I can, I think I can…”) to succeed.

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What is up with LOL dolls?

Hi Parents,

Just this morning I heard about the LOL dolls news. How could this cute, innocent toys for girls be sold? What’s the intention of this toy maker? My daughter has some of them and for sure we would need to bin them after I investigated her collection and find it in appropriate.

I just feel frustrated that this toy maker made so much money from these dolls, while parents paid for this and now need to explain to their girls why it needs to be binned!

Unfortunately the dolls come in a package as a surprise doll, so much for surprise. Mums, If you wish you can read more on this topic click here.

Toy companies should be sure not to offend anyone with their designs before selling them. We as mums should protect our kids from so much these days like online games, staying healthy during the Covid time, etc. We should not be concerned when we buy a cute doll for our girl to play with, I guess that’s why they call it LOL surprise.

Stay safe, healthy and aware.

Greetings

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12 Lady Authors you should support

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Dear Ladies,

In support to Lady Authors out there, I did some research and came across female Christian authors By fanawards.com

I encourage you to read books written by these lady authors and if you are a writer and would like to be featured on my social media platforms, please contact me on ladiesenrichmentclub@gmail.com

 

Here are some female Christian authors in fiction…

KAREN KINGSBURY
If we were to name a queen in the court of Christian fiction, there’s no doubt that Karen Kingsbury would be a contender. When she was just starting out in her 20’s, the author specialized in crime novels full of grit and mystery. By the late 90’s Kingsbury had changed course by becoming a romantic fiction author. Since making that decision, she has written dozens of novels over roughly two decades. Among her most popular books are the Baxter Family collection (featuring “Love Story” and “To the Moon and Back”) and the “Angels Walking” series.

JAN KARON
Author Jan Karon has lived a long and complicated life. From family drama to a long line of different occupations, her journey to becoming a writer hit more than a few bumps. Her first major work, “At Home in Mitford,” was published when Karon was in her late 50’s. The novel turned into a long-running series about an Episcopal priest in a small town. There are now over a dozen books in the Mitford Years series and the author has released several related works as well.

BEVERLY LEWIS
With many female Christian authors in fiction, one setting or group of people may come to dominate their work. For Beverly Lewis this area of focus is the Amish community and similar folks. The author has been transporting readers to this simpler setting for more than two decades. Mystery, romance, and coming of age tales are all part of the stories that Lewis has written in series like the Rose trilogy.

PRISCILLA SHIRER
Our next author is known more for her non-fiction than her literary works, but Priscilla Shirer recently joined the ranks of the other female Christian authors in fiction on our list. Her epic series “The Prince Warriors” has already released a number of installments with more on the way. The books follow a group of young people who are transported to an enchanted world where they must fight evil. Of course if you want some good non-fiction content, you can also check out books of Shirer’s like “Fervent” and “God is Able.”

FRANCINE RIVERS
If you were to poll readers on the ten most popular works in Christian fiction, Francine Rivers’ “Redeeming Love” would be on the list. The author has always specialized in romantic historical fiction, be it in the early days of America or all the way back to Biblical times. Her most recent book, “The Masterpiece,” was a bestseller that received rave reviews from fans. The book’s story is closer to a present day setting but still has the themes of redemption and romance that readers have enjoyed for years.

LYNN AUSTIN
Like many female Christian authors in fiction, Lynn Austin started her writing career while she was raising her kids. The long years of work paid off with the publication of Austin’s first book series in the mid-to-late 90’s. The Refiner’s Fire series which won multiple Christy Awards for its effort is among her most famous work. The collection of books follow a variety of women as they navigate the Civil War.

RACHEL HAUCK – FEMALE CHRISTIAN AUTHORS IN FICTION
For fans of contemporary Christian romance and Hallmark films, author Rachel Hauck is one you’ll want to look for as soon as possible. The recent wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Harry and Meghan for those of the lay person.) may inspire you to pick up the author’s Royal Wedding series that features a trio of love stories fit for a princess. If you’re not into the royalty thing you can also check out “The Writing Desk” and “The Wedding Dress” for stories that span decades and speak to the heart.

KRISTEN HEITZMANN
Untangle a mystery with author Kristen Heitzmann when you take on the Michelli Family trilogy. These stories, much like the writer’s other work, are all about understanding the past in order to make sense of the present. Readers can also bond with Morgan Spencer in the Rush of WIngs series, as the character deals with tragedy, romance, and finding himself. If you don’t want to commit to a whole series, “Freefall” gives you a self-contained story about a young woman who can’t remember who she is and the man investigating her past.

COLLEEN COBLE
Colleen Coble is another one of these prolific female Christian authors who began her writing journey well into her adult life. Having married and raised kids at a young age, Coble decided to fulfill her dream of writing a book. More than two dozen titles later, Coble is a respected author who has served as the CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. Among her bestselling works are installments from the Rock Harbor mystery series and “Tidewater Inn.”

TERRI BLACKSTOCK
Author Terri Blackstock has been writing romance and mystery novels for decades. Her most recent series kicked off in 2016 with the publication of “If I Run.” The books follow a woman wrongly accused of murder as she attempts to find the real culprits. Blackstock’s main focus is on suspense novels, but if you’re looking for something less squeamish, check out “Covenant Child” or the romance anthology “Chance of Loving You” which she co-wrote with Susan May Warren and Candace Calvert.

LYNETTE EASON
Another great writer of suspense is Lynette Eason. Her work often revolves around law enforcement and other groups designed to protect. One of her most popular book series is the “Elite Guardians.” The books are about a bodyguard agency fully staffed by women. Readers can also look for the “Women of Justice” series that follows (as you can imagine) different women in law enforcement and related fields. Eason’s work is great for fans of female characters and mystery/suspense.

PATRICIA BRADLEY
The last entry on our list of female Christian authors in fiction is Patricia Bradley. The writer keeps up our list’s current trend of suspenseful authors. Bradley is behind the successful Logan Point series. It tells a variety of tales involving the events of a small Mississippi town. Criminal profilers, women on the run, and private detectives tracking missing persons are just some of what the series has to offer readers. Staying in the South, the author’s current series follows the cold case files of the Memphis police. It all begins with “Justice Delayed,” a story about finding a killer before the wrong man is given the penalty of death.

We know there isn’t any shortage of great female Christian authors in fiction as there are many other storytellers would could go on about, but these 12 writers are a strong representation of the talented individuals who are creating fun and captivating reading material for faith-based audiences. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is all about celebrating entertaining music, films, and books that are making an impact on Christian communities. Find out how you can be a part of the ultimate fan experience by clicking on the link below.

Thank you to fan awards for doing research and giving us the information to share.

Greetings,

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Why pandemic stress breeds clutter—and how to break the cycle Cluttered workspaces increase levels of stress and anxiety, which in turn make people more disorganized.

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THE MESS STARTED with typical office supplies—loose papers and pens. As the time she spent cooped up inside dragged on, Sarah Frances Hicks saw a whole new kind of clutter pile up on her desk. Hicks’ grandfather had died before the pandemic began, and she was sorting through his possessions to pass the time during lockdown. Not the type to start new projects before she finished old ones, Hicks quickly let that mission take over, filling her desk with a small ukulele-banjo, twirling batons, a violin case, old hymnals, and her grandfather’s laptop. Her productivity suffered.

“I can’t function with clutter,” says Hicks, a freelance writer in Orlando, Florida, who prefers working in coffee shops under normal circumstances. “I need everything in order to be able to focus on my work. Whenever I can see clutter, I can’t think of anything else until I deal with it.”

Hicks is far from alone in this feeling, which has only intensified as more people have had to live and work at home to avoid COVID-19. Since the early 20th century, and perhaps long before that, conventional wisdom has linked success with fastidiousness. “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” theologian John Wesley said in a 1778 sermon.

More recently, neuroscientists and psychologists have studied the effect of clutter on our cognition, emotion, mental health, behavior, decision-making skills, and more. Researchers have made connections between low quality work environments, such as loud offices with harsh lighting, and a reduction in work productivity and job satisfaction. Disorganized or cluttered workspaces, specifically, seem to increase levels of stress and anxiety.

Tidy images give many viewers a sense of calm.
But when clutter reigns supreme, it can trigger one’s fight-or-flight mode.

Neuroimaging has shown that some people’s brains react subconsciously to mere images of order and organization. Tidy images give many viewers a sense of calm. But when clutter reigns supreme, it can trigger one’s fight-or-flight mode. For many people, cortisol levels leap, and they become emotionally exhausted or burnt out more quickly. This heady emotional stew can even affect our relationships.

For others, mess is a mark of creativity.

Lawrence J. Peter, known as author of the “Peter Principle,” famously asked, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” The line is often misattributed to Albert Einstein, who indeed had a messy desk; so did other innovative thinkers, such as Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs. In a study from the University of Minnesota, students working in disorderly spaces came up with more creative ideas than their counterparts in clean areas.

Clearly, clutter causes more stress for some people than it does for others. And while the fix for folks who are perturbed—cleaning up messes—might seem easy to some, many people live in environments that they cannot change, so coping becomes a necessity.

Your divided attention

Sabine Kastner, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Princeton University, started researching the science of attention in 2008. Curious how the human brain reacts to randomness and variation in our environments, Kastner created a study in which she showed images of street scenes to participants undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans, which show blood rushing to the active parts of the brain.

In multiple experiments spanning several years, Kastner asked subjects to focus on an item in the images, such as a person or a car. In every case, the frontal cortex, which plays a key role in cognitive control, working memory, attention, and emotional reactions, came alive on the fMRI screen. Participants’ brains were expending more energy trying to concentrate than on processing any one thing in the picture.

“Many of us aren’t good at processing clutter,” says Kastner. “It can become overwhelming and make our brains do more work to complete simple tasks.” The more conflicting stimuli we’re dealing with, the more our brain has to work to filter out what we need.

When you take away this strain on our brains from competing objects, focusing becomes much easier. In 2011, Kastner found that people who cleaned up their homes or workspaces were able to focus better, and their productivity increased. Other research teams have confirmed that decreasing visual distractions can reduce cognitive load and free up working memory.

Our environments influence more than just our attention. They can influence our hormones as well as our mood. Clutter can cause our bodies to release cortisol, the stress hormone associated with the fight-or-flight response. Long-term exposure to clutter can induce chronic stress, and clutter seems to stress out mothers even more, according to a 2009 study. Another study in 2010showed that wives stress over clutter far more than husbands. Regardless of gender, clutter seems to cause some people to procrastinate in response to stress.

Although schools might never be the same in our post-pandemic world, before COVID-19, smart teachers harnessed the power of neuroscience to declutter and create learning-focused spaces.

Jared Smith, a high school exceptional education English teacher in Tampa, Florida, understands that organized, comfortable classrooms make better learning environments than chaotic, messy ones. So, he made his classroom an inviting space, decorating the walls with art and replacing the traditional desks with moveable tables and rolling chairs. He emphasized cleanliness, open space, and flexible seating. After he made the changes, all of his students’ test scores went up, he says. But changing his classroom to psychologically benefit his students was about more than the numbers. He says he could tell by the way they acted in his classroom: his students felt welcome.

Many of Smith’s students were already facing learning challenges because of their exceptionalities. “They’re already going to be adapting more than any other student,” says Smith. “I had to give them ways to do that, to be in control of their own space and feel comfortable where they are, so everything can fade into the background, and they can focus on learning.”

If cleaning up is difficult, other solutions exist. Like many people weathering the pandemic at home, Hannah McLane, a neurologist and occupational medicine specialist in Philadelphia, is juggling childcare and her job. But unlike many people who are stressing over the pileup of pandemic clutter, McLane can turn to her neuroscience background for some perspective. She knows being at home comes with distractions, so she implements a strategy of mindfulness, and she recommends her clients do the same.

“As you’re sitting in a room and trying to work, your mind can easily jump to different things and tell you to do something else,” says McLane. “You see a dirty dish, and you just have to clean it. You see a dress on the floor, and you pick it up. This can lead you into a series of thoughts, stressing about what you need to do or actually doing it, even though you should be focusing on something else.”

When you notice you’re having cluttered thoughts, ask yourself if you’ve already thought that before. Do you really need to be thinking about that right now? Could you write it down instead?

HANNAH MCLANE, NEUROLOGIST AND OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST

If messiness is affecting your ability to work from home, try to declutter or reduce other distracting stimuli, including noise. If you can’t get rid of the mess, McLane advises cultivating a mindfulness practice, which can help you stop worrying about problems in your home and focus on your work.

“When you notice you’re having cluttered thoughts, ask yourself if you’ve already thought that before. Do you really need to be thinking about that right now? Could you write it down instead?” McLane says. “Mindfulness definitely helps you stop overthinking, understand the thought processes behind your procrastination, and overcome distraction.”

The people who are coping with working from home best might not even be the neatest people, but they are the ones who have trained themselves to avoid distractions, or at least, not to react to them. Our perceptions of our environment, in other words, have a greater impact on us than the environment itself.

For some people, clutter can even be stimulating. “It depends on what your brain can deal with,” says Kastner. “There is no one size fits all. Our abilities come in such a broad spectrum. There is so much diversity in what our brains can do.”

 

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