This isn’t my regular writing style, but I’m going to be extremely transparent right now.
I don’t know about you, but 2010 was quite a roller coaster ride! It was a year of major upheaval, victories, disappointments, and overall waves of contrast that offered opportunities for extreme growth! My biggest disappointment is that my business hasn’t taken off and served you in the highest way possible. Why? I believe it’s because I was all over the map – trying to be everything to everyone – which resulted in burning myself out and helping no one.
Well, it’s 2011. Maybe it already started out kind of icky, or maybe I haven’t quite kickstarted my heart yet (thanks, Motley Crue!). It doesn’t really matter how yesterday was, because the fact of the matter is that we create our experiences. Each day, each hour, each minute offers a chance to change my thoughts and change my reality.
It’s time for me to get laser focused on how to help you. Whether you’ve just received an Autism diagnosis for your child or you’re at the end of your rope because you’ve tried everything an are still frustrated and overwhelmed, HELP IS ON THE WAY.
Look for changes at Spirit Of Autism, including a regular, informative newsletter, surveys on exactly WHAT YOU NEED FROM ME, and much more support in the way of programs, teleclasses, and videos. I am your advocate, and I can’t wait to learn from you as well!
Also stay tuned for more standardized emergency response training programs in the works, as I collaborate with some pretty cool people that want to help!
In addition to all the wonderful things I am doing at home with my son, this year I am committed to going 100% Gluten and Casein free. Justin has also excitedly started a customized plan using Nutrition Response Testing and whole food supplements, and is soon to start the EnListen® Listening Training Program. I will share with you our progress and results as we go through these amazing opportunities to help Justin improve things such as:
- attention, focus and concentration
- cognition skills
- reading and writing
- comprehension and memory
- athletic performance
- speech clarity
- body function
- nutritional deficiencies
- stresses and imbalances in the body
As for my daughter, my goal last year was getting her as much sibling support as possible. However, between her brother’s needs and my business, she already has strong feelings about all the focus and attention our family puts on Autism. Our new goal (which has already started to manifest – YES!) is to get her together with like-minded, creative peers so she doesn’t feel so isolated and withdrawn. Thanks to a wonderful guardian angel I just met, she will be homeschooled with a small group of kids instead of all with me. She also just joined a D&D group, which should open some new opportunities for her to share her imagination!
As for my New Year’s goals… I vow to be more centered, focused, and step into my best self without limits. I am going to stop trying to be super woman and start allowing help from others, breaks, even down time for myself. (WHAT?!?!) You see, the best gift I can offer myself, my children, and all of you is to shine my light as brightly as possible. To do so, I must be as happy and healthy as I can be.
What about you? What are you letting go of? What are you stepping into? I’d love to hear about it!
One of my goals is to help BB find an exercise programme that he doesn’t hate(!) that we can implement at home. This may be a tall order!
I can help you with fitness and exercise!! How old is BB? What are his interests?
He’s 18, big, is obsessed by food and hates to move. I go walking. but BB resists strenuously because he has a dog phobia and dogs abound in our area. I swim weekly, but the echoes in the pool disturb him. He did athletics for a while – he hated that. I took him to soccer practice but he didn’t understand the instructions or the rules (he’s on the more severe end of the spectrum) I’m running out of ideas. If you have a suggestion, I’d be grateful. Yoga was reasonably successful, but although it’s excellent it’s hardly a workout. (Don’t I sound negative? Sorry, it’s just that I’ve tried really hard but I can’t think what to try next)