I’m 41 years old. I graduated with a degree in psychology and work with children and adults on the autism spectrum. I love reading, writing, poetry, singing, dance and learning.
I Will Always Have a Piece of My Uncle With Me Thanks to My Buddy 🐶
Still flooded with sadness and mourning of the sudden loss of our beloved 3 year old German Shepherd, Hampton; who had passed away 7 years ago; we weren’t quite ready emotionally to get another dog. Grieving is a timeless process that is different for everyone and her sudden passing, 3 days before our wedding, just amplified the sadness and memories of her. She was a beautiful, rambunctious and loving dog. Although her life was cut drastically short, the time we had with her was so precious and meaningful and comes with forever lasting memories.
Can You Increase Your Odds at Winning at Blackjack? Tips to Help Sway the Odds in Your Favor!
Can You increase Your Odds at Winning at Blackjack? Tips to Help Sway the Odds in Your Favor! Some helpful tips and insight on how to successfully win at Blackjack... Contrary to many peoples’ beliefs that the key to winning at Blackjack are attaining a 21, are technically correct; however there are statistics and hundreds of rules to follow in order to fully succeed at beating the dealer. I am going to give a bunch of key strategies I learned from my father, who is an expert Blackjack player, on how to increase the odds of winning in your favor.
My 5 Time Cancer Surviving Hero! A Miracle Story!
My mother has been a phenomenal mom from as far back as I can remember; approximately the age of 2. She and my father met through my mother’s brother. My father and her brother were best friends. My mother was 16 at the time and lived in a very abusive household. She and my father magically clicked and back then was her knight in shining armor. His mother loved my mother and they got along wonderfully. In fact, my grandmother even before my parents got married, told my parents they better name their first child Sadie after her. It was the English translation of her name Severina. My grandmother was sadly ill at the young age of 50 and while she was able to see them get married at the young ages of 18 and 22; she was unable to witness my being born 2 years later. My parents did honor her wishes and named me Sadie however; which was a beautiful tribute to her. Shortly after that, less than 2 years later my other brother was born. My parents, while always loving each other; were very young and divorced when I was 4.
My Unique Personal and Vulnerable Zen Playlist
When asked to write a Zen playlist, I had to truly reflect and dig deep to really define what exactly zen means to me. There are many different meanings and interpretations for the word zen. The standard and most popular meaning of zen is peace, relaxation of the body mind and soul and being in total connection spirituality with all things that surround you.
How My Game Club Continues to Impact the Lives of Over 100 Kids and Adults With Autism
Before I get to the exciting and inspiring things about my game club and my members, let me give you a quick background on ASD; Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2013, the DSM-5 changed the way Autism, Aspergers (high functioning autism) and PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) were recognized and determined. In the past, all aspects and different levels of Autism were recognized as their own separate entities. It was quite beneficial to know the exact diagnosis of an individual as it leads to better gauging how to treat them and have a better understanding of their abilities and functioning at a first meeting. When the DSM-5 decided to change their guidelines and lump all forms and stages of autism into one title, Autism, it made it more difficult at first meeting to develop a course of treatment plan for the individual. Hopefully in the future the change will be reversed and each stage of autism will be recognized as separate entities again.