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Wu Wei: The Foundation to Systems Thinking and the Game of Life

If ever forced to choose one philosophy, Taoism seems like a rad path to wander. One of my favorite Tao parables is about a farmer. Alan Watts spins a nice esoteric yarn… [hat tip Kottke] Once upon a time, there was … Continue reading

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Inside Edge: A Yoga Secret to Staying Present in the Now

Yoga has become a staple in my fitness/movement regimen. A great mix of strength, flexibility, and quiet. On a good week, I can hit four classes. When I miss a week, my body feels it. Related fitness & movement posts. In … Continue reading

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#4!? Why We Are Growing Our Special Needs Family: Trust Your Gut

Four kids? That’s crazy. Or is it? Four kids, and special needs? Definitely crazy. Right? The addition of #4 has been a topic of discussion for me and The Queen for quite a while. Four kids always seemed like a … Continue reading

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If Life is a Game, Then You Make the Rules [Leverage the Compounding Effect of Consistency to Accomplish Great Things]

This seems like a good post to kick of the New Year. I recently shared the idea that it may be helpful to think of life as a game: The Tao of Tetris. A quick sum… Use your resources wisely … Continue reading

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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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