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…

A Cost-Effective Solution

In a recent report released by Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, behavior issues that interfere with teaching and learning have notably worsened in all grade levels. Concern about this increase in behavior issues was not limited to any particular demographic group; however, schools in lower-income areas reported concerns at a higher rate…

Our Journey

Our Journey begins long before we are born. Like a seed buried deep within the ground we carry potential in the womb. At the same time, our mother’s thoughts and experiences are chemically passed to us and these experiences affect the development of our body, mind, and potential. Did she feel loved and supported or…

No One is Impervious to Pain

No one is impervious to pain—it is part of the human experience. The thing to remember when pain comes knocking at your door, and it will, is it not the challenge but how we respond, that creates the person we will be tomorrow. The increased homeless situation where I live has been pulling at my…

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More than 2 million American children have been identified by schools as being learning disabled, and approximately 5 to 10 million American adults are similarly affected. According to Harvard neurologist Norman Geschwind, practically all of us have a significant number of special learning disabilities.  With the large number of tests available today, chances are one…

Where are My Keys?

I have been pondering lately the packages my lessons sometimes arrive in. When I was younger, I rarely looked behind life’s curtain. If I couldn’t find my car keys, I just saw the event as: “I can’t find my car keys.” Now when I can’t find my car keys, I am immediately aware of being…