November 21, 2018

11/21/2018: Expectations Around Change

Over the course of my career (whether it is in my role of speech pathologist, neurofeedback practitioner, or coach) I have had to help people manage their expectations around change.  We have a lot of thoughts around what change should look like, how it should feel, and what will happen as we attempt to get from our known “Point A” to the unknown “Point B”. […]

October 4, 2017

10/4/2017

I think that to a certain contingency of our population, victims of mass shootings (and violent crime in general) aren’t really people. They aren’t people, because they aren’t someone the contingency personally knows. In the contingency’s mind, the people who died are still “theory”. Sociopaths don’t see other people as people. Their brains don’t function in a way that allows them to understand this. But […]

January 4, 2017

Corporate Wellness Problems

With the dawning of the New Year, many news outlets have been blasting corporate wellness programs for the shams that they are.  And rightly so.  Corporate “wellness” programs are a way for businesses to engage in the fraudulent behavior of claiming to help their employees and reduce healthcare costs while actually doing nothing at all.  Worse, in some cases they add to a culture of […]

January 3, 2017

Observations from the Middle

The recent presidential election has provided me with a lot of opportunities for introspection and emotional integration.  While most people in my circle view me as a liberal, the truth is that I really fall somewhere in the middle, embracing some aspects of libertarian-ism along with other aspects of progressive-ism.   This has given me an interesting opportunity to observe both sides of the coin, so […]

January 2, 2017

Stupid Choices From My 20 Year Old Self

When I was twenty, I made some stupid choices.  No, they aren’t the kind of “stupid choices” you’re thinking of.  I was a good kid.  I never got in trouble.  I didn’t drink and my experience with drugs was only in relation to the gossip that surrounded the “bad kids” in town. No, I made a different kind of stupid decision.  The kind of stupid […]