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Mar 28, 2016

Topic - Smaller Scale of an Autistic Life.  It suddenly occurred to me when I was talking to a mom.

I was explaining how her autistic son would need a smaller college and a humane work environment once he graduates.

He has tremendous potential to overcome many of his symptoms because he has very strong language which...


Mar 22, 2016

Topic - Make Friends and Be Healthy.  People talk about “friends” differently from “acquaintances.

The more “friends” you have, however you define them, the healthier you are. The sense of belonging is essential to mental health.

On the hierarchy of needs, it’s just above the food, clothing, shelter, safety...


Mar 21, 2016

Topic - Women and Smoking.  Women have a much harder time with quitting smoking and it’s a brain thing. 

When women smoke, dopamine, the reward and pleasure chemical is released rapidly into the part of the brain associated with habit formation. 

We know that nicotine causes 200% more dopamine to be released when you...


Mar 17, 2016

Topic - Weight Loss and Teens.  Ever heard the expression, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make ’em drink?”

Well, nagging your teenagers about losing weight is the same dynamic.

Teenagers lose weight when they are ready, not to please their parents or impress their peers.

Be supportive and create...


Mar 7, 2016

Topic - LED's and Sleep.  Computer monitors, reading lights and other LED screens contribute to sleep problems.

If you use devices with light emitting diode screens just before bed, you’re in for trouble. We now know that the action of LED screens make it hard to fall asleep and wake up feeling alert and ready to...