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Connecting Touch and the Brain

Many years ago, when I was in a cognitive therapy program, a classmate and I performed an experiment to determine how many people could feel a safety pin or paper clip in a bowl filled with rice. My recollection is few people could find the foreign objects within a reasonable amount of time. Since I rarely see stories about the …Continue reading →

My Memory

Excerpt of an article by Amy Zellmer | Huffington Post I used to have the most amazing memory. I had friend’s phone numbers memorized, as well as all my credit card numbers, and my driver’s license number. I could watch a movie once and recite all the one-liners on command. I could read an entire book in a day, or …Continue reading →

Fraud and Punishment

I recently shared a post about fraud in the American disability system. I felt strongly the problem existed elsewhere, but I lacked evidence. A few seconds ago, I searched for evidence on the Internet. It did not take long to find millions of examples. I picked one of the stories to share because it validates several points I made in …Continue reading →

Working 41+ Hours per Week

Excerpt of Article by Gillian Mohney | ABC News A long work week doesn’t just mean less time for fun or friends, it can also mean an increased risk for certain cardiac events such as stroke or heart attack, according to a new study. The large study published in the Lancet Medical Journal studied up to 603,838 individuals and found those …Continue reading →

Is it Harmful to Children?

  Excerpt of article by Leslie Barker | The Dallas Morning News Maryam Morse and her husband formulated a plan for allotting their sons time to play video games and watch TV. The boys could do so, but only after reading, completing their homework and practicing the piano. The boys loved the plan. Their parents, however, did not. “We found they …Continue reading →

After Trauma Young Brains Act Old

Excerpt of article by Mark Michaud-Rochester | University of Rochester You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Traumatic brain injury can keep young brains from flushing away waste, causing a build-up of toxic proteins. The results mirror what happens in the aging brain and may set the stage for dementia. “We know that traumatic …Continue reading →

Is Depression Contagious?

Excerpt from an article by Sarah Knapton, Science Editor | The Telegraph Sad friends will not bring you down but upbeat moods are contagious a new study has shown. Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Warwick studied 2,000 teenagers to see if their social groups could influence how they felt about life. They found that having mentally stable, happy …Continue reading →

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During the past 11 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! Let me show you how to overcome your challenges.

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