Building A Sensory Relief Sanctuary

As the saying goes, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This means, of course, that most of us folks developing, investigating, exploring, and testing programs that heal autism, celiac, or whatever else we’re aiming to resolve have some Continue reading Building A Sensory Relief Sanctuary

Why Else We Eat Processed Foods (And One More Thing We Can Do About That)

There are reasons we humans move toward processed foods. For starters, many “convenience foods” include ingredients that are actually addictive -triggering us to physically crave them- and all of them include chemicals to enhance tastiness. Another reason, though, is simply Continue reading Why Else We Eat Processed Foods (And One More Thing We Can Do About That)

Clutter & Gut Dysbiosis – A Book Called “Stuff”

I’m quite a minimalist, and yet I’ve long been fascinated by the practice of extreme collecting or “hoarding”. When I was a home support worker, I had several clients who hoarded. I was fully prepared to “help” clean a given Continue reading Clutter & Gut Dysbiosis – A Book Called “Stuff”

Discipline: Steps Before

A friend shared with me recently that she is struggling with the “terrible twos” -specifically, desperate and persistent shrieking in her preschooler. She assumed it was “natural” and “a necessary developmental process”. I adore my friend -I think she is Continue reading Discipline: Steps Before