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Tag Archives: Shame
Just When I Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse, Part 3
Without Caroline, there could be no “school.” We’d been given an afternoon off. It was unexpected, but I wasn’t about to complain. Neither was Katie. Free of the usual afternoon chaos, I went to my office and jumped on a … Continue reading
Posted in Autism, My Life Tagged Autism, Behavioral Issues, Child Protective Services, Parenting, Shame, Single Parent, Special Education, Unplanned Life Leave a comment
I’ve written before that I’m an Aries, which is a fire sign, born in the Year of the Dragon (more fire). I’m also a rare INTJ in Meyers-Briggs terminology, which Newstrology converts to a dragon (still more fire). Could the … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, My Life Tagged Acceptance, Aries, Authenticity, Aveda, Creativity, Energy, Fire, Meyers-Briggs, Newstrology, Passion, Power, pure-fume, Shame, Transformation, Unplanned Life, Writing Life Leave a comment
How The Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are
Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have writer Andrew Solomon. Solomon writes about politics, culture, and psychology and has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. His 2012 book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the … Continue reading
Posted in Autism, Other Writers, Tuesdays with TED Tagged 50th Birthday, Acceptance, Andrew Solomon, Anger, Authenticity, Identity, Parenting, Shame, Special Needs, Story, Writing Life Leave a comment
Once Upon a Time, My Mother….
Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have storyteller and children’s book author Carmen Agra Deedy. She talks about the art of storytelling and spins a funny, wise, and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Other Writers, Tuesdays with TED Tagged Autism, Carmen Agra Deedy, Creativity, Cuba, Driving, Family, Immigrants, Letting Go, Mothers, Shame, Story, Writing Life, You're Going to Miss Me Leave a comment
Should You Live For Your Resume … Or Your Eulogy?
Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have writer and New York Times columnist David Brooks. He is the author of Bobos in Paradise, On Paradise Drive, and the narrative of neuroscience, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Other Writers, Tuesdays with TED Tagged Acceptance, Authenticity, Creativity, David Brooks, Joseph Soloveitchik, Shame, Signature Sin, Writing Life Leave a comment
Anatomy of a Meltdown, Part 2
After my daughter’s food throwing meltdown at the Vietnamese restaurant (read Part 1 here), we headed straight for the park. Katie swung hard for 20 minutes, then took off her shoes and practically rolled in the sand. Then her shoes … Continue reading
Posted in Autism, My Life Tagged Acceptance, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Labyrinth, Parenting, Sensory Integration, Shame, Speech Delay, Unplanned Life 1 Comment
Anatomy of a Meltdown, Part 1
While I’ve been busy launching Autism A to Z and the Whistlestop Writers Open Mic, some of my friends have been tackling their own exciting projects. Sharon, for example, has long had a dream to build a labyrinth and lead … Continue reading
Posted in Autism, My Life Tagged Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Labyrinth, Parenting, Sensory Integration, Shame, Speech Delay, Unplanned Life 2 Comments
The Link Between Vulnerabilty and Creativity
Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past ten years studying courage, shame, and authenticity. Brené states that … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Tuesdays with TED Tagged Anxiety, Art, Brene Brown, Creativity, Fear, Gratitude, Joy, Love, Scarcity, Shame, Vulnerability Leave a comment
A Slippery Legal Slope
A California lawsuit is working its way through the Santa Clara County court system that left me pretty much speechless when I learned of it. Two families are suing a third, claiming their autistic son is a public nuisance. At … Continue reading →