Why We Need to Rethink Our Relationship With Pain

[Image description: a colorful assortment of pills fill a counter] Given the amount of pain medication we consume on an average annual basis (Americans received more than 300 million pain prescriptions in 2015 alone - not including over the counter usage) it's very quickly obvious that we in North America have a pain problem. In… Continue reading Why We Need to Rethink Our Relationship With Pain

Coaching, Parenting, Partnering, Tools for the Toolbox

A ‘Third Way’

Do you ever feel backed into a corner in an argument? Or forced to choose sides between polarizing forces? Perhaps in your intimate partner or family relationships? Perhaps in our wider, increasingly divisive social sphere? One of the biggest relationship-savers that Trevor and I have discovered over the last few years is to recognize when… Continue reading A ‘Third Way’

Coaching, Disability, Parenting

To A New Special Needs Parent As My Eldest Leaves For University

Welcome to a fantastic journey - one you never asked for, signed up for or (probably) trained for. As much as it feels that your world has come crashing down around you, or that you can't possibly handle this, the truth is more complicated than that. The truth is that there will be high's and lo's to this journey that you may only be able to appreciate down the road. The truth is also that you already have the one key ingredient for success: you love your child.