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Mastering the Art of Conflict Resolution

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

  A puppy never beaten grows into an unflinching dog. Similarly, a child never been abused grows into an adult who doesn't anticipate the impending violence in every argument. When you've been beaten or abused in your youth, you never turn off your awareness of the unstated bottom-line of arguments: physical ...

No Girl Could Ever Beat A Guy (Oh, Yes She Did!)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

"No girl would ever be able to beat a guy in a real test of strength," or so a college boy, Gabriel H., claimed on my page. "She only won because she cheated with her body. She doesn't have the actual strength to win without leverage." (Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNuYI_rmJtE) I responded, ...

How to be free from bullies

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

"How can you respond to bullies without hate? After what they do to you, how can you not take vengeance upon them," I was asked by a parent of a beautiful little dyslexic genius who was being bullied. A child under the dog-pile, honestly doesn't want vengeance. You just wanted to ...

Study - no matter how hard or long the process…

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Despite reading being an AWFUL experience for me, I devoured physics, biomechanics and engineering textbooks during my early years. For me to read a book: I, first, had to read the book all the way through; then, read it again and highlight the relevant paragraphs; then, read it again and ...

Sneak Peak VIDEO into my International Book Tour

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A sneak peak into the incredible launch of my international book tour ("A Mountain Stands: Confessions of a Suppressed Genius") of public speaking engagements to promote dyslexia, dyspraxia and neurodiversity through community empowerment and self-advocacy; thanks to the AMAZING support of Decoding Dyslexia MI. See the website for the cities ...

Ida, the 99 Year Old Sprinting Champion

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Sharing this story again, because of how awesome this girl is: Ida Keeling came in last place in the 100 meter race on August 12th, 2014, but she took 1st place in the record books. The 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York finished the 100-meter race Tuesday with a time of ...

Grocery store face palm: free-range humans

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

  A lady in front of me at the grocery store customer service desk complained that she had to spend 20 minutes trying to find a parking space since the open spots were "way too far away." Then, she placed her chicken on the counter and argued that the price was far ...

MAN-ifesto for my Son

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Honestly, every day feels like it could be my last. I look at my wife and my children, and I feel as if it could all end at any moment. In reality, this may indeed be very true. But psychologically, I know this feeling of imminent finality originates from having ...

When strength is the only choice

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

  Our ego says, "Once we do these things, then we will be strong." But our spirit says, "Go where strength is your only choice, and you'll discover how truly strong you always and already are." When we peer into the wounds of our minds and hearts, our only option is to ...

A toy is not just a toy

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

  "Often, a toy is not just a toy and a drawing is not just a doodle," writes Dr. Fernette Eide, MD, in "Dyslexic Advantage." For me, it began in 3rd grade with what my friend Jesus and I named BMKT: backyard mattress kungfu theater. My mom let us drag my mattresses ...