I registered to watch a webinar tonight with David Kessler and Dr. Gabor Maté on grief and trauma. He was promoting his new book The Myth of Normal. Which was the reason I registered. It was only an hour and I planned to watch while the maiden was on a call with her worker. The … Continue reading A lesson on grief and trauma from Gabor Maté
Category: Dysfunctional Families
The Price of Pancakes. And FASD
The maiden wanted pancakes for breakfast on Christmas Day. Something we don't have very often. She even offered to make them. I said I'd help. We bought the mix. A boxed mix was going to prove challenging enough; we are not ready for made from scratch. Syrup and pre-cooked bacon were also purchased. If the … Continue reading The Price of Pancakes. And FASD
Self Regulation in FASD and me
According to Merriam-Webster: Definition of self-regulation the act or condition or an instance of regulating oneself or itself: such as; Self Regulation: the bringing of oneself or itself into a state of order, method, or uniformity emotional self-regulation. We know individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder often struggle with self-regulation, which can lead to many … Continue reading Self Regulation in FASD and me
Different is Beautiful
I gave the crone (my mother) a small bouquet of tulips on her birthday. One morning while having coffee with her she said how much she really liked the one that was "different" from the rest. She thought it was the most beautiful and special of the bunch. She said it reminded her of the … Continue reading Different is Beautiful
2+2=4 : 2+3=5?
Blogging 101 Assignment: Make a Prompt Personal: 2 + 2 = 4 For inspiration, I searched other posts, Tumblr (avoided Pinterest or I would have been there all day) and then went to Facebook. Saw the above graphic. I had my post. The statistic cited is American - it is likely similar in other countries, … Continue reading 2+2=4 : 2+3=5?
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month when the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) and CASs’ call on all Ontarians to help protect children from fear, harm and violence and support families in crisis. Throughout October, we will raise awareness of the signs of child abuse and neglect and the vital role that members … Continue reading October is Child Abuse Prevention Month
ReMoved – a child goes into foster care
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0 This is one of the most powerful videos I have seen in a long time - if ever. Just under 19 minutes. Anyone considering fostering or adopting or looking after any child removed from their birth family needs to see this film. Although it is well produced and the child's words may not really … Continue reading ReMoved – a child goes into foster care
Renovations, exams, back to school, red shoes and threats of gunfire
So much has been going on in my corner of the world, keeping me so busy and not able to think clearly for the last few weeks. Renovations have begun in the family room which was the crone's bed-sit and our "library". She has been so stressed and the maiden and I have been at … Continue reading Renovations, exams, back to school, red shoes and threats of gunfire
1 Week 1 Goal: Meditate Daily
Today began something I could have never anticipated. The maiden, the mother and the crone are all embarking on a one week journey of mindful-based meditation. Together! This is a journey I have been experimenting with for over a year - but seeking all my life. For my daughter, the maiden, she has dabbled in … Continue reading 1 Week 1 Goal: Meditate Daily
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