Category Archives: Mental Illness

Autism Awareness Day

Today is Autism Awareness Day, and here’s your friendly reminder that the large number of people who experience autism daily (both people who have autism and the people who support them) are all around you. As someone who deals with … Continue reading

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What to do….

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Autism and Giving

If you’re like me, I struggle sometimes to know how to give and help all the causes I care about. One that is very near and dear to my heart because of my son is autism. But where to start? … Continue reading

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Lessons in Being Strong

NOTE: I think this applies in a lot of aspects of life, but I want to speak to it especially in terms of addictions. I’ve always really liked the war chapters in the book of Alma in the Book of … Continue reading

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Make this about the right issues

I, like anyone else, was horrified over what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. I have school-aged children, and every time I’ve dropped them off since last Friday, I’ve wondered. Every time I drop them, I will wonder. Events like these … Continue reading

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The Joys of Aspergers

Can I just say that more often than not, I hear the “horror stories” of Aspergers. I hear about all the trials and troubles all the time. It’s kind of depressing…. But what about the joys? So far, I can … Continue reading

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My Precious Son Myron: A Diagnosis

Remember this post? Well, I’m going to tell you now. But before I do, I want to say a few things first…. Nothing has changed for me in my relationship with my son. I’m not embarrassed. I’m not worried. And … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 10, The difficulty of behavior change

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. Last one…. I’ll have to find a new series to do in the next few weeks. This series has provided some direction and structure to my … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 9, Long-term vs. Short-term

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. One of these days soon, I’ll start looking forward in that presentation and realize that I’m talking about topics that are upcoming. I guess that’s not … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 8, Abstract vs. Concrete

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. Don’t we all do this at least every now and then? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my wife and said, “I’m … Continue reading

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