Recently I made a silent meatloaf. I was home alone and just had to turn off the news. This terrible political season has been so filled with unhappiness and hate, that I just reached a saturation point. Normally I would … Continue reading
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I once drove a friend to her psychologist appointment. While she was with her doctor, a man with a tri-cornered hat and ascot (think Ben Franklin-fashion) came into the waiting room and sat next to me on a sofa. He … Continue reading
When we have traumatic, painful or emotionally negative experiences, our brain and body help us cope. The reflexes commonly known as fight/flight/freeze step in to protect us from the overwhelming information. When the brain perceives danger, it activates the sympathetic … Continue reading
I found a really nice article on the web talking about 10 skills we need to be a good listener. I think the author does an excellent job pointing out the skills we need in order to really hear what … Continue reading
I love birds. April is my favorite time of year in North Carolina because this is when the birds lay their eggs and these beautiful creatures emerge. I ran across the nest in the video below while on a … Continue reading
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Maybe because it is the beginning of the year and insurance is demanding treatment plans. As a Speech and Language Pathologist and an Autism Specialist, insurance is telling me that therapy … Continue reading