Learning vs Schooling

My son was picked on by one kid last year. Repeatedly. It never got physical, but it was a daily torment. People with Aspergers or HFA can come across to us neurotypicals as abrasive, headstrong, disruptive, etc. That never excuses name calling, being picked on or having teachers turn a blind eye. My son was … Continue reading Learning vs Schooling

Brain Bombs: Canine Edition

I see people with their dog babies at dog parks, on the beach, off leash, pulling skateboards (which is awesome by the way!) walking with dogs who don't pull, bark or generally act like lunatics when they see other dogs. Enter our 3 dog babies. Shortly after we had adopted Hippo, someone came by (as … Continue reading Brain Bombs: Canine Edition

Brain Bombs and Power

I fired off an email to a friend/mentor of mine after having an off week. In training people, it is much the same as in training yourself. There are excuses, days where you just aren't feeling it, and many, many qualifiers. Qualifiers typically go something like this: Client: "I wish I could lose weight faster. I'm working … Continue reading Brain Bombs and Power

What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

When I started running, I remember my friends tracking numbers. Things like pace, distance, miles over the year. I remember thinking 300 miles seemed like so many to run over the course of one year. Then I started goal setting. Apps on the smartphone like MapMyRun and RunTracker got the job done, and eventually I got a GPS … Continue reading What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

Super Sense

Daily prompt: If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose? How ironic is this daily prompt? Since we discovered the possibility of Jacob being essentially blind in one eye, I am finding myself walking around with one eye closed to feel what it must … Continue reading Super Sense

Victorious Not Nauseous

This time last year, we were gearing up for what we thought was to be a 6-month deployment. Those in the military know, sometimes the plans get changed. Six months turned into a whole year deal with a 6-week "home port visit" over the holidays. What a difference a year makes. Here is some of … Continue reading Victorious Not Nauseous