Digging Deep Blog
I wonder if these recommendations really set the groundwork for knowing, respecting and appreciating the young people in your life in a way that also helps them appreciate you.
Five years ago, Nicole was diagnosed with Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome, a rare congenital condition that results in chronic pain. Now she says the condition and a surgery to correct it have helped her “focus on the most important issue of all: humans being there for one another when they need it the most.”
“We had this whole-school assembly and they played that Charlie Brown cartoon where a kid gets cancer, and then they brought me up in front of the school and told people not to treat me any differently…”
I recently ran across a document that I wrote about 20 years ago as my son was entering kindergarten, entitled, “What I Know For Sure”. At the time, Alex was a 5 year old with autism and he had yet to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Even once the minute-to-minute crisis of managing an illness recedes into the background, confronting serious health challenges can’t help but shift your way of being in the world.
Rather than trying to talk about hypothetical situations and emotions, present processing lets you work with real emotion in the room.
The right technology can help you and your brave young person learn more, feel better and manage the emotional side of his or her illness.
Sometimes it is only when the path we are on is interrupted by unforeseen circumstances that we rediscover our own True North.
The first step to harnessing the power of authenticity is discovering what it actually means for you
Ask yourself why you are telling your child’s story. Is it for your child or is it for yourself?