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Reframing ‘Masking’ vs. ‘Functioning’

January 10, 2024

I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole masking concept and the labels “high functioning” and “low functioning.” I am inspired to do a reframing based on a facebook post I saw. The woman in one of my groups said, “I’m ditching the term ‘high functioning.’ It’s just too limiting and doesn’t really fit where…

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Happy solstice and holiday season

December 21, 2023

Today is the winter solstice and I am filled with gratitude and appreciation.  To those around me, I extend heartfelt wishes for a happy solstice and a holiday season filled with warmth and connection. I hope this new year is one that is filled with profound joy and proud moments.  May all your uncomfortable situations…

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Understanding Dynamic Interactions: Navigating Different Roles in Personal Relationships

November 7, 2023

In the realm of personal and professional connections, interactions can often take on varied forms, shaping the way we communicate with one another. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on the multifaceted nature of these interactions, especially in the context of my work with clients. One of my clients, in particular, experiences a range of communication styles…

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I am going to try it.

November 1, 2023

I’ve heard of this product, Sensate. Basically it’s a device that promotes relaxation and mindfulness through the power of sound and vibration therapy, using cutting-edge technology with the principles of ancient healing practices. I’m very intrigued and curious.  I’ve asked to borrow one for a bit, as it’s pretty expensive. I want to see what…

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An important tip for using Prologuo2goImportant with smart devices

October 4, 2023

Prologuo2go, an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app, offers a fascinating and innovative way to interact with smart home devices like Amazon Alexa. By programming specific commands with careful attention to punctuation and spacing, users can engage in call-and-response interactions with Alexa. For example, you might input a command like “Alexa. Play Shake it Off…

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Spoon Theory

October 4, 2023

Have you ever wondered why some days you feel like you can conquer the world, while on others, even the simplest tasks seem like monumental challenges? I was introduced to the Spoon Theory years ago by a friend, and I believe it offers a fascinating framework for understanding and assessing our daily energy levels. During…

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Prediction and Expectation

September 19, 2023

In my sessions lately, I’ve noticed these two words popping up a lot: “prediction” and “expectation.” It started when we introduced a matching game, and it’s been a real eye-opener. One of my clients wants it to be easy. He’s all about having the same number of items, same categories, and the cards with matching…

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Navigating Liminal Space: Embracing Transitions with Grace

September 14, 2023

Transitions can be challenging for many of us, and during a recent session with a client, the topic of “transitions” came up. We noticed that his body seems to resist transitions, simply leaving his house is hard for his body to do and it takes bravery and effort. During a parent meeting, I was introduced…

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Tending to our disappointment is a skill

August 30, 2023

In my sessions I find conduits (things to do) that create situations to work on goals and skill development. In my last post I talked about “matching” and one of my favorite conduits is, you guessed it, playing a matching game.  It is so amazing to slow the game down and  actively prep our bodies…

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With choices we build agency

August 23, 2023

Our brains are wired to notice when things do not match and it makes us uncomfortable.  In my sessions with my clients I use this idea to talk about so many things. One example,   “I am noticing that what your mouth said doesn’t match what your body did”.  When we notice the incongruence (doesn’t…

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