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“Curing the Incurable”

Stuck at home?  Doing some home schooling?  Need a project for the older children? 

Or just need some alone time each day to refresh yourself.  What about something very inspiring?  And something that is most appropriate for our current situation?

I was loaned a book, ”Curing the Incurable” by Thomas Levy.  You know how books sit beside your bed until one day you open it.  Fascinating read.  It is inspiring and will set you back on your feet and perhaps in your thinking.  

When you read this book, you won’t ever forget it.  When you are sick, you will remember some of what was written in this book.

Do yourself a favor and read it!

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Have you been feeling stressed out? If you haven’t you are probably in the minority. It is great if you can keep your perspective during times of social distancing and fear of contagion. Kids are out of school. We have lost our routines, Typically, we feel very safe within our routines as we know what is going to happen.

The world has changed. We do not know how long it will be before we know our new normal. The Buddhist say there is one thing for certain, and it is change. So this too will pass.

Be kind to yourself going though this transition. It is thrust upon us. We have to adapt.

Three rules: 1) exercise and that includes deep breathing, 2) pamper yourself and 3) allow yourself to have your emotions. Just avoid getting stuck in your emotions. This might be an opportunity for you to rest, connect in a deeper way with your children, call people you have meant to call but never have time to call, learn new recipes or get your crafts out. Do what you always wish you had time to do!

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Corona Revisited

What are you doing to stay safe?  

You may have noticed the lamp in my office.  Those bulbs are not normal bulbs.  Instead they are bulbs that clean the space, like my table as well as the air.  I leave the lights on 24 hours a day.  It would be great if all hospitals and nursing homes used these lights.  You can use them too.  Read all about them right here!

We know all the hand sanitizer is gone from the stores.  But what about making your own at home?   What a great activity to do with the kiddos, right?  Teach them to make their own from products that don’t make you sick and toxic.  Here is a video showing you how to make clean products at home.  

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Corona Virus Fear

The corona virus is giving us an opportunity to watch, in real time, how we and others respond to fear.  Are you ignoring it or are you having anxiety attacks over the mere thought of it or do you fall somewhere in between?  Pay attention to how your body feels when you think about the corona virus and its effect on the world.

It isn’t here yet, but we already have emotions around it, largely fear.  I do not know how much the virus will affect us, but the thought of it and the fear of it is affecting us a great deal.  It is such a great reminder that taking care of our body means taking care of our mind too.  

There are many emails going around about how to take steps to possibly avoid this virus.  It is mostly about washing your hands and sanitary practices.  

I’ll add, keep yourself healthy.  A balanced diet, enough rest, deep breathing, good thoughts and enough exercise keeps us on top of our game.  On our better days, our body is less likely to succumb to a virus than it is if we ignore all the “health practices” we have in our life.  Let’s stay healthy.  And if you are fighting something now, come see me!!

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Autism at its best

Autism: One Man’s Journey is a documentary and memoir about Scott Michael Klumb, a local film maker diagnosed with autism at age 23. Scott takes viewers on a journey, wanting to bring awareness to the issues related to late diagnosis; and not understanding what was “wrong” with him for most of his life. This is a story of hardship, perseverance, and hope. It is a story of inspiration including Scott’s personal interview with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism.

Scott filmed, edited and produced this inspiring autobiographical film with the hope to reassure late diagnosed autistics that they are not alone, there is support for them too, and that it is possible to connect with people who care.

Autism: One Man’s Journey proves that an autistic person can hone their strengths and abilities to create a meaningful life and career. It can be hard, but Scott wants to inspire others and let them know that things do get better. All things are possible.

Trailer available on Scott’s website.

Film Release: 

March 10th:  Denver Sie Film Center 6:00-9:00 pm. This is a benefit for the Autism Society of Colorado and will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, and Q&A following the movie. Buy tickets for $17. 

March 12th – 15th:  20th Annual FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival at Laemmle North Hollywood 7 (huge exciting honor for him). Scott’s film is scheduled for Sunday @ 1:00pm. Buy tickets now.

April 21st: Boulder Premiere sponsored by the Parent Engagement Network of Boulder will be held at Monarch High School 6:30-8:45. Tickets are $10 here