A Gold Mine of Problem-Solvers

  Why do we continue to view individuals with learning challenges as damaged, broken, or less than? Why are we blind to the wealth of knowledge and unique abilities they possess, not in spite of, but because of the unique wiring of their mind? Almost every week I meet someone who is still shackled with…

The Wall

Randy Pausch, in his last lecture, said, “…Brick walls are there for a reason: they are there to prove how badly we want something…” “…A wall is not necessarily created to stop you, but rather to stop the people who don’t want something as much as you do.” Growing up with multiple learning disabilities, I…

We Have a Choice

This wonderful video is a superb reminder of what many of our leading scientists and spiritual leaders have been telling us for decades and even centuries–our thoughts and emotions affect our biology! When we are living a life that makes us happy, we feel better and quite often our health is greatly improved. On the…

Learning Opportunity

We all have moments where we feel genuinely happy, and empowered, but how do you respond when the Universe throws you a curve ball?  Do you get angry? Frustrated? Blame someone? Become a victim?  Make excuses? Or do you have the capacity to stay centered with your heart open, and consciously embrace the “learning opportunity”…

Art Is a Gift

We all want our children to have a happy, healthy, and successful life; however, I think it is obvious that more testing and more pressure is not the answer. What could be a solution in this fast paced ever-changing world we now live in? In our complex world, it is easy to get caught up…

Labyrinth

According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. And more than 75 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. Chronic stress can also reduce your clarity, productivity, and ability…

Finding a Way Out

For over 40 years, drawing has helped me gain a deeper understanding of myself and provided me with innovative solutions for my personal challenges. Drawing has also served as a form of biofeedback, providing me with insights into what was bothering me or keeping me from materializing my dreams. So with that in mind, I…