Category: Personal Development

June 19, 2016 / / Classroom

Today one in sixty-eight children is born with a form of autism. Advancements in treatment, communication strategies, activism to increase awareness and acceptance of autism, and scientific research have helped educate the public, as well as medical and educational professionals alike about autism.…

July 15, 2015 / / Education
January 1, 2015 / / Future
December 30, 2014 / / ADHD

Right before Thanksgiving, pneumonia kicked me flat. I had a 103.7* fever (about 39.83 C) and coughed like an antique steam shovel. It was so bad we had to cancel our trip to California–and we’ve never done that before. When I was lying…

October 14, 2014 / / Goals

On Saturday my daughter M. and I visited Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. At first she was reluctant, didn’t want to get out of bed early on a Saturday morning (9:30 AM, sheesh), and complained that the ninety minute campus tour would…

March 30, 2014 / / ADHD

Why A to Z on All Things ADD/ADHD? Kimberly Gauthier, who blogs about her four dogs, canine health, and raw dog food, shared this rad blogging challenge at the Seattle Social Media Meetup. Every day in the month of April is assigned a letter which stands for…

March 29, 2014 / / Leadership

In the U.S., when we pass by somebody we don’t know in the grocery store, we say, “Excuse me.” If we are looking at the same clothing rack at the mall and we’re standing within 3-5 feet of them, we say, “Sorry.” And…

February 9, 2014 / / Leadership

I’ve been pondering the lack of fun in the dysfunctionality of bureaucracies, educational institutions, government agencies, and toxic work environments. Besides the fact that they’re laden with more control freaks and incompetent sociopaths than Wall Street, what is it that makes these organizations…

December 1, 2013 / / Leadership
November 11, 2013 / / Goals

When I lived in Germany, the natives would tell me, “Amerikaner sind zwar freundlich aber so oberflächlich.  Americans are friendly, though so superficial.” They didn’t like how Americans would say, “You’ve got to come over for a barbecue.” Or… “We’ll have to go to…