Tag: brain training

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 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 […]

March 17, 2015

3/10: The Tyranny of Commitment

Today I was searching my online photo subscription account for something that would visually describe the word “commitment”. I knew I would probably have about 5,000 wedding related pictures to wade through, but was completely unprepared for what I ultimately found. For the word “commitment”, I was treated to several images of people with handguns pointed at their heads. Oooookay….what else might I find? Ah, […]

March 3, 2015

Why Your Stress Never Works Out the Way You Plan

We’re all stressed, and why wouldn’t we be? We live in 21st Century America. We’ve got stuff to do. And stuff has to be done and not just now, but yesterday. Because bosses, kids, school, groceries, husbands, wives… Yikes! Yuck. Some of us like to wear our stress like a badge. It makes sense, kind of. “Maybe when people see how stressed I am, they’ll […]