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Autism—Not Normal, Extraordinary

March 5th, 2019

“Look at me!” “That phrase turned me into an eye-contact coach. I’m the mother of Ivan; he’s 15 years old. Ivan has autism, he doesn’t speak, and he communicates through an iPad, where his whole universe of words exists in images. He was diagnosed when he was two and a half. I still remember that […]

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Discarding the “Disability Mindset”

February 26th, 2019

Justin was first diagnosed with a disability in the form of ADD (attention deficit disorder, now known as ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) at the age of 5 years. The diagnosis resulted in his removal from a regular classroom environment to special education classes. Justin’s parents were informed by Justin’s educators that he probably wouldn’t graduate […]

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Give Yourself a Dose of Self-Compassion and Reduce Your Stress

February 5th, 2019

Do you speak to yourself as you would to a friend? Or are you as kind to yourself as you are to a friend? According to one of the leading experts in self-compassion, Kristin Neff, self-compassion is showing yourself kindness and care the same way you would to a friend in instances of perceived inadequacy, […]

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Mindfulness Training for Older Adults: Adding Life not Just Years

January 29th, 2019

Before there was cryonics, there were Egyptian mummification. Before there was mindfulness, there was unconscious living. Before the significant advances in medicine in the 21st century, the average life expectancy in the world was 48 years. Today the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.6 years according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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