Have you heard of positive psychology? A friend of mine forwarded me an article to read about it and it struck a major chord with me. According to the website: psychologytoday.com, "Positive psychology is the study of happiness. Psychology traditionally focused on dysfunction: people with mental illness or other psychological problems and how to treat them.… Continue reading The Power of Positive Psychology
By: Shari Grande - Grande Parenting Solutions At the risk of sounding like Mrs. Grinch I have a confession. I don’t like the Holidays. There, I said it. Perhaps if we could go back to celebrating Halloween AND Thanksgiving prior to the barrage of decorations, cards, food, dinner party invitations, commitments, more food, and… Continue reading The Holidays: Special Needs Style
For some happy is a state of mind, for others it takes a conscious effort. Your definition of happy may be different from your neighbor’s definition of happy. How do you define happy? It could come from a number of sources: feelings, objects, pets, people, and places. Maybe it is more subjective: A baby’s giggle,… Continue reading Finding “The Happy”
July 8, 2014 · by Lisa Goldman · in Updates After completing 3 rounds of maintenance chemo (Avastin & Alimta), I went for a CT scan last week. The results were mostly positive (or technically “negative,” as my MD friend corrected me) with one caveat. All previously noted nodules have remained stable, shrunk a bit… Continue reading Not Such a Sweet Pea
This is a story that I have not shared details about, but for some reason, I felt compelled to do so now. In 2005/06, I experienced something that changed my life. A lymph node in the right side of my neck swelled three to four times its normal size to about the size of a… Continue reading Get Answers and Get Well!
I volunteered at the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon & Half Marathon. I will admit that getting up at 4:00 AM on a Sunday morning was a little rough. Especially since I started a new job the previous Monday and was in intense training. I felt like I ran a few mental marathons that… Continue reading Rockin’ and Rollin’
August 22 is a very poignant anniversary for our family. On that date seven years ago, my husband Vin and I heard, "your son has autism." At the time, I was quite certain I would never be the same. In fact, there are days where I am unrecognizable to myself and people who knew me… Continue reading A Special Kind of Anniversary
Nick and I met in a bar on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on October 20, 1990. The bar is called Jenkins Hill. Everyone called it “the hill”. I was a junior at American University. My friends and I frequented the hill nearly every Saturday night for three years (with our fake IDs, of course).… Continue reading Angel in the Outfield