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Love Me Today: The Significance of Small Moments & Great-Grandmother-in-Laws

If you’re ever going to love me love me now, while I can know All the sweet and tender feelings which from real affection flow. Love me now, while I am living; do not wait till I am gone And … Continue reading

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The Changing Tides of Special Needs Parenting & the Cycle of Grief: We’re Lucky. But Sometimes It Doesn’t Feel That Way. [Featured on the Mighty]

Full post featured on The Mighty.  The morning surf-check is one of life’s delicacies. A day of clean waves is nothing short of a gift from God. Unfortunately, the clean lines that surfers crave do not always march to shore. … Continue reading

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The Tao of Tetris: Life is a Game. Choose Your Strategy Wisely.

Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Simple isn’t easy. Life gets in the way of simple. Life is complicated. Or perhaps … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Disability: Making Sense of SATB2 [Featured on The Mighty]

Some roads we choose and some roads choose us. The road less traveled can be challenging. But it also offers great opportunity. I recently discussed our new path with Awesome Mack : Speechless: The Uncharted Territory of SATB2 Syndrome Definitely a … Continue reading

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Breathe In, Breathe Out: Buddhist Master Explains Easiest Way to Meditate and Train Your Monkey Mind

I’ve professed my love of meditation – perhaps the ultimate life hack. Unfortunately, meditation is a habit that fades for many. Too much thinking. Too much sitting. Not enough Zen. Good news. Your Monkey Mind is easy to tame, and it’s … Continue reading

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Speechless: The Uncharted Territory of SATB2 Syndrome

“Be the expert.” A platitude I’ve echoed in my head as I venture into uncharted territory. My general lack of direction over the years has created ample opportunity for this self-talk. But I’ve never qualified as an expert. Always onto … Continue reading

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This Pooping Unicorn Will Make You Question Reality

There are a lot of reasons to question the reality we are fed – from parents, peers, schools, government, media, food, medical, blah, blah, blah. Conspiracy theories abound. More importantly, conspiracies abound. Everyone is selling the idea they believe in. … Continue reading

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The Yin & Yang of Being Beaten by Your Kid

I have three claims-to-fame in my 39 years on this lovely planet. I once placed 2nd in a BMX bike race. Seven years old. My first BMX bike. A brand new birthday helmet. A big dirt track with hills and … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Life of Bob Ross…Still a Mystery. But Now We can Watch the Very First “Joy of Painting” Episode.

A gross disservice. A disservice to you – dear reader, to me, and most of all to the legend himself, Bob Ross. I have spewed 312 posts on this very blog, and not one of them has referenced the venerable … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the End: What can Aging & Death Teach Us?

Considering the recent post about my Grandfather, this seems like a good time to share some life lessons from the end of a life well lived. We push through our daily lives struggling, clawing, fighting for…???? We are continually distracted … Continue reading

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