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The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

“Today in America it is almost heresy to believe that the roots of thought have any importance.” – – Dr. Gregory Bateson, Author We do countless different things, in many different spaces, every moment of our days. But we all, at the root, do one universal thing all day; we think. We process information. While [Continue]

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

“Come with me if you want to live!” -Kyle Reese, The Terminator, 1984 -The T-1000 Terminator, T2: Judgment Day, 1991 This summer Terminator: Genisys will again recite the classic line above. This line ties together nearly thirty years of Sci-Fi evolution. That’s quite an achievement, but this summer we can tie together all of human [Continue]

Change is Overrated

Change is Overrated

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses, Folk Artist It’s time for me to be honest; I hate change. I hate the word’s baggage, I hate the fake finality, and I hate the dismissiveness. “Change is hard, change is good, and change is unavoidable…” we have a [Continue]

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

“Patience. Patience. Patience. Work to view my autism as a different ability rather than a disability. Look past what you may see as limitations and see the gifts autism has given me. I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh.” -Ellen Notbohm, Author of Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You [Continue]

Martians Among Us

Martians Among Us

“Keeping people alive on Mars is a lot harder problem than most people realize.” – Sydney Do, MIT Aerospace Engineer The exercise is usually in sociology or ethics class and begins with the teacher declaring “The world is ending. You need to choose the people who will rebuild society,” and ending in a passionate discussion [Continue]

We All Bake The Cake

We All Bake The Cake

“Recovery: a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.” – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2012   We know that building a living wellness and overcoming our barriers (occasionally with a self-administered butt kick) is a [Continue]

Like Ninja with Cookies

Like Ninja with Cookies

“Do a good turn daily…a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute positively to the lives of others.” – The Girl Scout Slogan, 1912 They’re dressed in green vests or blue tunics, big smiles, and this time of year—if you’re like the old me—we run from the button-cute sight of them. Girl Scouts (cue [Continue]

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

Being Free, Becoming Balanced

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha This weekend is one of my favorites; Family Rest Weekend. Once a month we write “family rest” on the calendar and that focus [Continue]

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

“My life has no purpose…and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” – Snoopy, Cartoon Dog The transition from impulsivity to purposeful action is part of my daily journey with health-seeking teens, and a big part of my personal journey of wellness. Why? Because there’s happiness in a purposeful [Continue]

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

Rockin’ the World: The Global Holiday Marathon

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” -Shirly Temple, Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion “Daddy, is there really a Santa Claus?” My daughter—feet fidgeting in her Christmas PJs, eyes wide, gazed up at me with a mix of [Continue]

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