Joyful Nature – Just For the Fun of It

Children have fun—plain and simple. They are creative, vibrant, and innovative. They have a lot of energy and can drain adults, but they trigger an awareness of vanished dreams. They joyfully live in the present moment whether having a temper tantrum or belly laughing. Children engage us with their authentic…

The 5 W’s of Celiac Disease

The 5 W’s of Celiac Disease

The 5 W’s of Celiac Disease By Coach Kim Schuchman The overwhelming majority of Celiac organizations and all of the Celiac Research Centers in the United States recognize May as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month. The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is one of the premier research and treatment…

Children Are Passionate Teachers

Children live life in the present moment with passion, emotion, and a sense of awe. They are not bogged down with an inner critical voice. They are naturally guided by an internal knowing that they are uniquely delightful. They are alive with passion. If we let children be our teachers,…

Listen With Heart To Yourself

Listen with your heart? What does that mean to you? If you ranked your ability for heartfelt listening towards yourself, how would you score? My guess is lower than you would like. The Cleveland Clinic Wellness website states that on average we have 60,000 thoughts per day and 95% of…

Listen with your heart —W.A.I.T.

The acronym W.A.I.T. stands for “Why am I talking?” This is an informative question to ask ourselves frequently when we are in conversations. Pausing and self-inquiring “Why am I talking?” requires us to reflect before spearheading into another comment. An ancient proverb says “The words of the tongue should have…

Technology and Listening

Billions of dollars are spent every year on psychotherapy and the evolving coaching field. The main criteria of a therapy or coaching session is listening. People are spending hard earned money to be heard—to have someone intently listen to them without distraction. It is ironic that we live in a…

7 Life Lessons as a Special Needs Parent

7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned as a Special Needs Parent

Parenting. It’s the most difficult job many of us will experience in our lives, and one that we receive the least amount of formal training for. Even if you were to become a “certified parent” prior to your first day of parenting, each child comes complete with their own set…

Journey from Surviving to Thriving

One 2e Student’s Journey from Surviving to Thriving

Are you a parent of a 2e child in public school? How many countless hours of exhaustive 2e research and school advocacy have you invested, in the hopes that your child felt understood by teachers and peers? Have you ever wondered what would happen to that same child in an…