I recently attended the annual Breakthroughs International Conference for the first time. The conference took place in Malaysia, but was online this year due to COVID-19. Since many of you may not be aware of this organization, let me explain. Breakthroughs International is the over-arching organization under which Brain Gym® International falls. If you follow my blog and/or are clients of ours, then you will … Continue reading How Long is a Piece of String?
In a previous post titled “Roots“, I talked about how the brain stem can be likened to the roots of a tree. And how at Brain Fit Academy, we build the brain from the bottom up by working on the primitive reflexes, those early motor patterns, the “roots” so to speak. So if we think about how we are building the brain- working on those … Continue reading Creation is Messy
“Boy, you really understand our son/daughter!” This is a phrase we hear a lot from parents that come to Brain Fit Academy. Very often, we hear words like that during (or after) the screening. You may be wondering…just what is the “screening”? You see, once a family has contacted Brain Fit about our services, the first thing that happens is that a phone call is … Continue reading The Screening
Sometimes, it’s hard to find balance. It’s too easy to shut the world off, pretend like things aren’t there. Responsibilities, problems or situations that easily bop you ”out of the loop“. It can be too easy to focus only on the details, or the big picture, but not both at the same time. And you might even “escape” in order to deal with it. When … Continue reading Balance- Part II
Being a mom of a child with special needs, or a child that struggles, is hard. Now, I’m not discounting dads, but today the focus is on moms. Sometimes, there are good days. Sometimes, there are bad days. Sometimes there are great days. And sometimes, there are really, really, bad days. On those days, those bad days- sometimes- it’s ok if the only thing you … Continue reading Sometimes