Emotional clarity

I am acutely aware of my emotions these days. I think in part because as a family, we have had to endure so many strong emotional swings in the last few months. When living through such intense feelings, the body drains itself of resources, even if you are not doing...

Welcome Back Frank

Welcome back! Hey Frank, great to see you! It’s Frank! Welcome back Frank! These are the messages that we heard all day today as we visited Savage during Dan Patch Days. We started the morning at home, relaxing on an early Sunday morning – playing with the...

Real life vs Therapy life

I am writing this update today as Frank works through his three hour block of therapy. Today was a good example of therapy progress slowing due to over-scheduling of other activities. It is not that he won’t make more progress, but the end of school activities,...

Is protection necessary?

As a therapist, I can buffer a patient during a treatment session to allow them to succeed with a task.  I ask a question, give them a cue, prompt them with information – we are trained to give assistance, and not the answer, to allow someone that is having...

Let Go and Let Live

Another few days, continued need to let go and let live.  So hard, so scary to allow major errors, yet I feel that through difficulty, learning does occur.  Just because learning involves considerable stress on my part does not mean that it should not happen.  Making...