Why you might have problems reading longer articles

If you work with children or have children or grandchildren of your own, this post by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie explains why some kids experience reading problems – and it affects adults too. It is called Irlen Syndrome. To find out more, please read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

What you “see” is not simply up to your eyes
The sensory input must be interpreted correctly by the brain

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Another Sensory Integration post

“What if you’re receiving the same sensory information as everyone else, but your brain is interpreting it differently?

Found HERE

Then your experience of the world around you will be radically different from everyone else, maybe even painfully so.” ~ Temple Grandin, Autistic Brain

And sometimes not

In my last article on Sensory Sensitivies, [Turtlenecks and Wool – Yea or Nay?] I explained a bit about temperature and tactile sensitivites that most of us probably believe are simply our own little quirks and preferences.

With examples and stories, I hoped to illustrate that sensory integration issues are not nearly as rare as you might believe, even though we hear most about them in the Autism…

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Head Injuries – Acquired ADD?

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie gifts us with a very interesting article about new research into head injuries – both severe and mild. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Head Injuries Affect Attention & Focus
whether the injury was mild or severe

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Brain-based Coaching Series

Boing-oing-oing-oing . . . OUCH!

© Phillip Martin, artist/educator

As long as there have been humans, there have been hits to the head. Some of them were a actually caused by those humans!

Much attention has been paid to sports-concussions and severe forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially those resulting in concussions and coma.

The milder impacts, such as those from falling off a bicycle or a ladder, the jolt from a low-speed car accident or taking a weak punch in a fistfight are far more common.

These milder injuries may not entail losing consciousness — more likely to result in a slightly dazed feeling or a brief lack in responsiveness before recovering — have gotten the attention they deserve only relatively recently

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DEADBEAT

Sole Man of the Galleybloggers’ Ravens gifts us with verses that paint a life like few have seen or lived. Please, read on…

~ GallyBloggers ~

Beat Street

~ Deadbeat ~ By ~ Sole Man ~

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Feet beat up and down my street,

Fleet they skeet skirt and scatter

Chit and chat and chomp and natter,

Or chattering they laugh and sing,

Joys of life, love and living,

The dream as seen is a fantasy

Not scrimping scratching a reality

Begging filching pinching pilfering

It’s all the same to me you see,

Staying alive is my one guide

My one sense of life’s rich tapestry,

Down and out and Homeless,

With an abundance of misery

Least of all I’m famished starving hungry

Dying slowly of despairing despondency,

With no end to this forsaken depravity,

I’m estranged by fear from the heart of me,

I’m raw to the core as one can be

Wrapped in newspaper on city streets,

Deadbeat dead end dog tired exhausted

Distorted I’m daunted haunted by death,

When will she come for my very last breath?

Will I succumb easily accept…

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Posts from Your Archives – Are you cleaning up your Amazon Links? Be careful sharing book links by D.G. Kaye

Debby Gies gifts us with an important article for published authors about cleaning up their Amazon book links. Please, read on…

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

We all have posts that we wrote a year or so ago, or even longer, that are not read as much these days, as new posts take up your readers time.

However, why not share them over here to my readers?

Not only is this a chance to showcase your posts, but also your blog and books. Start off by sending me four links to the posts you would like to see given another boost and if you like the experience you can always send me more – sally.cronin@moyhill.com

An excellent example of how this works is the series of four posts by author D.G. Kaye and here is one on cleaning up your links before posting.

Are you cleaning up your Amazon Links? Be careful sharing book links by D.G. Kaye

You know how we can sometimes get so used to doing some things that it can almost seem…

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Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy Learns About Life

John W. Howell gifts us with a sober and moving exchange between himself and his furry kids. Please enjoy!

Fiction Favorites

Lucy

“Hey, Boss.”

“Hi, Lucy. How are things?

Lucy

“I’m a little worried about Stella.”

“Tell me.”

Lucy and Stella

“Well, I was going to chase her yesterday, and she wouldn’t take off.”

“Ah. Yes, Stella has arthritis, and it is progressing.”

Lucy

“Arthur Ritis? Let me at the guy.”

“It is not a guy, Lucy it is a condition that comes with old age. Notice Stella is sleeping more?”

Bailey

“I notice Pops. She is downstairs asleep right now.”

“Yes, Bailey. After all, Stella is almost seventeen years old.”

Stella

“Better give that to them in human years, John. Otherwise, they won’t get it.”

“Good idea Stella. I thought you were asleep downstairs.”

“Said the Einstein in the dog collar.”

Lucy

“Well, Lucy. Stella is over one hundred and nine years old.”

“Wow. Boss, that is old. I never realized. Is she okay?”

“She is feeling fine. Just much slower. I think your game of chase the kitty…

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Developing those habits

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie gifts us with a new article discussing the development of new habits. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

How are you coming
with your new habits?
Did you take my advice to take advantage of
the context change of September?

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Habits, Decision, Attention Series

Autumn Attempts tend to stick

©Phillip Martin, artist/educator

In my last Habits article I talked about taking advantage of context change to jump start the habit-change and habit-building process.

I also disclosed that September is one of the best times to begin the year anew.

Since most of us have 12 to 18 years of school-starts in our background, we are primed for change and growth as the leaves begin to turn.

By understanding the process of habit formation, it is possible to develop systems in your life BEFORE you reach the point where you flake out on yourself, jettison the attempt to build a new habit or three, and conclude that nothing you…

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Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy’s Agenda

John W. Howell gifts us with another hilarious episode with this three furry kids. Please, enjoy…

Fiction Favorites

Lucy

“Hey, Bailey. You hear anything?”

“Like what?”

“Listen upstairs. Something’s clomping around.”

Bailey

“I don’t hear anything? Hey, Pops you hear anything upstairs?”

“I can’t hear anything from here. I’ll go check.”

“Thanks, pops.”

Stella

“Excuse me, Stella.”

“Hold on, John. I’m just finishing breakfast.”

Stella

“Okay. What can I do for you?”

“Lucy said there was something clomping around up here.”

“I have to say I did walk from the office to my water.”

Stella

“John, you are letting those two get away with murder.”

“How so?”

“Ever hear of Carl Sandburg?”

“Of course.”

“His poem “Fog” used the metaphor, “Little cat feet,” to describe how silently the fog moved in.”

“I get it. See you later, Stella.”

“Bye John.”

Lucy and Bailey

“Okay, you two. Um I mean, okay, Bailey. There was no clomping around.”

“Well, we were trying to catch a nap and Lucy heard something.”

“Meaning Stella.”

“Lucy’s agenda not mine. I only reported…

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