Here’s a colorful chart telling you some main ingrediants you defiantly or may want to avoid in your cosmetics and sunscreen.
Here’s a colorful chart telling you some main ingrediants you defiantly or may want to avoid in your cosmetics and sunscreen.
Did you know this ?
Click Here’s 10 reasons. Why organic is important. 1 of those reason’s is irradiation. Read about THat from the links below.
I particularly liked pg 3 on this next document, and the top of pg 4.
The truth about irradiation
http://uw-food-irradiation.engr.wisc.edu/Facts.html. Why it’s even used, and good.
http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=63. why it’s bad
After Whole Foods declared that over half of the edible items in Walmart were/are forbidden in their stores.
And some of Walmart grocery consumers told them if organic was cheaper they’d bye it! Walmart decided to sell some organic food.
Now there about too launch new organic options at a 25% discount then other groceries organics. WOW! The brand, Wild Oats. You can check it out here! And starting this summer, Wild Oats will launch at many Walmarts across the US. By the end of the year, I read they will try to expand there organic reduced priced selection. However, I couldn’t find what types of foods they’d be adding organically, or what brand it would be.
From the link below, it sadely seams to not be all foods. However, if you have the time and a Walmart near you, (I don’t) and Walmart doesn’t dramatize you sensory wise. I highly encourage you to go to your local Walmart once this brand is released. And encourage the manager. Too widen that brands organic selection of food items. Better yet. Get tons of people (people local to you) who would go there if they did expand there range of organics. And make a survey of those who would go there too buy organic foods, at reduced prices. Leaving (Atleast for some of there current groceries) to become walmart shoppers.
Obviously, if Sensory Issues, make you hate Walmart. You can ignore most of the above. Too bad they don’t deliver groceries for free. They should.
Here’s more info on the Walmart change. Is Walmart changing lives soon? click here
If you go to utube you can watch a very brief video on why this could be bad. Called “Be Skeptical of Walmarts Organic Food” it’s less then 3 minutes in length and on the video page it is also available to read if you prefer it over watching..
Why is this relevant to a sensory solutions site?
Some food preservatives, additives, hormones, and other chemicals aren’t only cancerous, but, cause behavior changes, and increase your bodies inability to deal with incoming sensory input. Through it’s various forms.
These chemicals are ONLY guaranteed to be out of (Or most of the chemicals) ALL organic foods.
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That are in the US that are neurologically, environmentally, or sensory effected ONLY.
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April May and October have the most going on
January LD’s. Transferred here.
February OCD a week only. Other blog then recover/ prep.
Brain Injuries may move to the other blog
Nutrition month other blog the GAPS diet is introduced on this one.
ASD or Autism Spectrum conditions April
IBS. Month, I add other food related non diabetic or specific diet issues.
MCS- and Environmental illness.
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, next yr
Brain Tumor Action Week, next yr other blog
Blood Cancer Advocacy Day.next yr other blog?
Better Sleep Month, May not include on this blog
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Mental health month switching too December with the depression focus too for special populations only.
All the following covered on my next blog except the last.
National Cancer Survivors Day,
Young Adult Cancer awareness week moved from April
I create Sleep month transferred here and (Other blog)
1 week sleep too much
1 week sleep too little
1 week difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
1 week other sleep challenges. Or possibly just an overview of week 1-3 to stay on the topic of sensory issues.
PTSD 27 th is the awareness day. I’ll make it into a week in JULY . This Blog
July this blog
Roscia other three weeks are Roscia focused
PTSD – both
August. This blog
Sojourner’s Syndrome an autoimmune disorder
And other unusual or non mentioned relevant conditions. Like-
Passing out condition neurologically based only
Dizzy issues called
Childhood Cancer Awareness, other blog
This blog since their environmental diseases –
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness, which are
Environmental Cancers and blood Cancer types. It’s also blood related cancer Awareness Month.
It’s also, fatigue cancer awareness not sure if I’m going to cover yet
Breast Cancer Awareness Month – merchandise chemical prevention month
Learning Disabilities or LD, including Apraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, and ADHD October. Dyscalculia New PDD ? tRANsfer to JAn
Other Skin issues NOT roscia. Like excema/dermatitis too much oil in hair issue.
Diabetes, especially Type and prevention
Other blog – Mental Health Month including
Depression how it differs in special diagnosis’s.
Anxiety how it differs in special populations
Months not taken or Available
June, Sleep Month
August unusual other issues, and co-morbid issues
To be honest, this blog wouldn’t exist if most cosmetics and sunscreens were both toxic free, and sensory friendly. But, sadly most aren’t. Last Wednesday, I watched this great 32 minute live broadcast on UTUBE called, “Safe Cosmetics Activism” . If you want to do only what I previously mentioned in anouther post buy signing up for there newsletter. To help change the cosmetic and sunscreen industry.
Please just go here to sign up! http://safecosmetics.org
However, if your willing to help the safe cosmetics organization, and EVERYONE with a much bigger impact, please go to your utube account, and watch the video. And then sign up for the team or teams you will volunteer in. This organization only has 1 full time employee. This organization sometimes works with the Breast Cancer Fund, EWG, and others.
As a volunteer you can spend as little or as much time as you want volunteering. And they have three teams. Team Build Up, Team Act Up, and Team Power Up. There literally is a job for every type of person. From a social butterfly, website designesr, researcher’s, online social media types, to politician types, and even letter writers. These are only some of the volunteer positions. With the combination of my education here, and what they offer. I guarantee, you will have more then enough know how to make an impact.
The contact info to get started immediately is here and in the broadcast.
Sarada@safecosmetics.org (no capitals in the address) the speaker on the video.
email@example.com. There general e-mail.
There website to review their previous campaigns – http://safecosmetics.org
The first half of the video reviews a bit about chemicals and campaigns they have done or are working on/ towards. The last half Saranda tells you of their volunteer cosmetic advocate roles they have available prior to answering some brief questions.
I’m going to be on the first two teams. Will you join us?
This post is about this blog post, the ideas around it. And my review of it. Which may never unfortunately post. On that posts blog site.
Without ? I LOVE what this salon is ATTEMPTING to do, But, without ?. It Is NOT sensory friendly. I read this this morning and, found it via a Facebook link in one of my MCS Facebook group’s. It’s pretty disturbing. Unfortunetly, this is getting too common for me. Telling companies that claim they have great sensitive skin, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, or unscented products. When it’s the farthest from the truth in most cases. This one isn’t an exception.
First take what I’ve taught you and visit the product lines website. The companies products they only EXCLUSIVELY use. Without looking at ingrediants labeling, which I did mostly too not get sued, honestly. They say organic. What do we know about that? We know that means, yes. There might not be synthetic fragrances but, that doesn’t eliminate everything else. Right? I know, I’m correct. And this has been proven many places elsewhere.
Now, I’m not saying there claiming to be completely toxic free, because they aren’t. Nor am I saying that they are or aren’t less toxic then any other hair salons. And I’m certainly not visiting! Atleast not that I’m aware of anyhow!
Let’s have an example shall we ? Check out there “Sensitive- Skin– Gentle Face Cleanser” It’s in parenthesis too show that’s what they claim it is. Not what we hopefully know it as . And if you don’t, you will soon if you do your research.
“http://www.lavitaorganics.com/Sensitive-Skin-Gentle-Face-Cleanser-p/fe-ssfw.htm “Sensitive-Skin- Gentle Face-Cleanser”.
Ignoring there first two ingrediants for a second. There third is this
Or better yet try this ingrediant term explanation.
As for the rest of the ingredients in that particular product. OMG! Most are not sensory friendly. Do you see that?! Now, I’m afraid to see there non-sensitive skin products ingredient lists. Aren’t you?
I really hope there entire establishment atleast seas my blog. Don’t you?
I commented on the blog. If my comment is approved. I’ll take it down here. But, let’s be honest. You can’t honestly tell me AFTER reading it and the blog entry that you think they’ll accept it. Do you?!
My Submitted Comment-
I’m a sensory solutions expert in the US! I have many diagnoses that effect my Sensory Processing Disorder, and other sensory effected diagnoses. I have a new blog that talks about sensory issues, MCS, ASD, and most importantly for you, ingredients. Even though it’s new, it has over 40 posts and at least nearly double that in comments. You can see it here! sensorysolutions1.com . I just researched the line of products you ONLY carry. I went on the La VITA Nuova company website. I saw all the ingredients for most of their Sensitive skin and unscented products. With the exception of possibly there organic Shea butter balm,. The others are NOT sensory friendly for everyone, sadly. I study ingredients. I should know. I love the idea that you want to be more customer friendly to those with negative reactions to many products. However, those don’t cut it.
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From my natural news newsletter I received a link to this. I’m not sure, if your all interested in this. But, I don’t recommend staying or being on that newsletter. I know the comic I posted previously is from this same guy. Some of what is discussed is just too strongly out there. If you know what I mean.
However, I feel this might not be. And this is very related too allergy week due to the toxins on or in so much produce, and in so much meats, chicken, fruit drinks, and other editable ingrediants. Including milk unless it’s organic. However, even some ( not most) organic things do have some still.
Please let me know what you think in the comments section.
This post is only food related resources. That are gluten free for those on a GF die (or are considering one).
If you only click on 1 of the links below click on the last one! But, be prepared for more links in that linked article.
In the future, I’ll make atleast 1 more GF resource post on other GF resources. Buy, the way, I LOVE about.com.
Everything in blue is a link.
This first link is of a list of chain restaurants with GF menu options. And descriptions of them. It is very important to note. Most of these restaurants do not serve all natural, organic, or many, if any GF, and dairy free options. Plus there dishes at many of the restaurants also often have other sensory irritating ingrediants. So, this list isn’t nearly as well suited for someone with MCS, ASD, ADHD, and some similar issues, as it is for someone with only a GF sensitivity or Celiac Disease. Also, many chained restaurants already have prepared seasoning packets and sometimes already seasoned food. So, accommodating can be made harder if not impossible, because of this.
Does only 1 person in your house eat gluten free? Transitioning into a gluten free life? Check this out !
Ever at a restaurant without a GF menu? And your not sure what every kind of name means on the menu? You don’t know what is or isn’t always GF? Well off course, this list linked below, isn’t a complete list. But, it defiantly is a great start!
This next resource is the BEST one on this post, bar none. However, skip the third link in blue, and the last. Also, the GF delights link is under constructions the day this posted.
Did you know that a GF, dairy free, soy free, and and I personally think they should add sugar free too, diet is the newish ASD popular diet? It is! And do you really know how many types of flours are actually GF? I didn’t know this last one till today. However, sometimes you can’t use just one kind of flour. Looking at this list. For IBS, Dysgraphia, and ASD, stomachs, along with some ADHD ones I’d avoid the following types of flour all found with many more on the link below with descriptions of when to use them, ect. This link has twelve below. But, I can think of three more, quinoa, almond, and arrowroot. That’s 15! If you know off others please comment about them below.
Bye the way, when I say sugar, I mean no added sugar. Natural is okay if it’s from a fruit, vegetable, or oat. Even if there not all, naturally sensory friendly. And some aren’t. So, I would also say all sweeteners. So no maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, or several other sugar forms. But, this is for other posts.
If Commenting– Also, if you have issues with other gluten flours regardless of if you follow a GF diet or not. Please say if you follow the diet in the comments section and then what other 1 or more types of flours you have issues with. It would be nice if you added why, if you know. As well.
All purpose flour, cornmeal, coconut, and almond. Are the ones I don’t do well with. And I don’t recommend for the above diagnosed mentioned individuals.
Did you know that sugar cane flour actually doesn’t have sugar in it?
Or that those with celiac disease can’t have barley flour cause it has small amounts of gluten in it?
Skip Barley flour if on a GF diet and have any of the bolded issues in this post. Including gluten sensitivity. If your gluten sensitive only, ( and I’m not a doctor here) you maybe, fine with barley. I’m educationally guessing, but, I think arrowroot could cause a problem in someone with more then a gluten sensitivity and with one of the above neurological differences, or IBS.
Although, at the moment, I’m farmiliar with and know of several types of different diets. Many of which HFA’s and sensory sensitive folks go on. And some, I know a decent amount about. I’m not an expert on any of them. And unless you call a no additive, low preservative, very low seasonings, no sugar sweets, no soda or bubble drinks, and a limited dairy intake alone, a diet. I’ve been on none of them. I do know/ know of experts in many of them however. That I can put you in contact with. If needed. Julie Matthew’s can too. And she is more connected with them at this point on a professional level.
So, Julie Matthew’s now has a number of programs. Some are bran new. Some older ones, I’ve already introduced you too. The new ones she has just opened up for sign ups for the new “Bioindividual Nutrition Institute” that she will be running. These are exciting programs that she’s about to launch at the training level. As someone seeking her training in one of these new program which are completely done online. Depending on the level of membership you can get a professional internationally universal certificate. I’m not going to lie though. Every level of the training program is far from cheap. We’re talking hundreads to thousands of dollars. But, she does have a monthly payment option! 🙂 These programs are mainly for doctors. However, researchers, future and present health coaches, nutritionists, and others, can benefit from them greatly. There goal this year is to help Practitioners, Researchers, families, and individuals in nutrition based solutions and hold a detailed proper, computerized, patient, recording databases of patient or client info. Once her first program is done all the patients of the doctors, ect. Can access some of it, for free. It will also hold individual patient histories. I’m signed up as a researcher and individual for more info then what I’m about to lead you too. To get more info on both. One thing I’ve always liked about Julie is her individual menu recommendation focus. She doesn’t say one diet is best, and the others are well, bad.
Go on you you tube and watch her Bioindividual Nutrition Institute video which is less then 5 mins long. Then get your doctors on board. And get excited with me, for far more sensitivity food awareness internationally! Coming soon! Perfect for allergy week, ! Right?
Have you noticed that the speed of a negative body or behavior response to anything usually is the largest determining factor too diagnose nearly everything? And it is also, the biggest factor in determining the safety of most things? Weather it’s the chemicals on your food, the pollution in the air, hives on your skin, or even in many cases, the level of someone’s inappropropriateness. It’s true! Especially among adults.
So, with that said. Here are the definitions and info on each. With a link below it, you may read.
First off, many don’t see an allergy, intolerance, or a food sensitivity as different. If you need an umbrella term talking to those who know no difference and you aren’t explaining to them the differences. Just say your allergic, if you have an intolerance, or food sensitivitie(s). Otherwise, at a restaurant you’ll have an added headache possibly of explaining more, or worse. Which is humiliating and unappreciated. In writing, sometimes intolerances are combined with sensitive writing as well. To make things seam simpler and easier to comprehend. But, there ARE differences. Here is how I see them. And too some degree many that know the differences, sometimes also can see it.
Allergy– it can be, and most of the time is the quickest to immediate to start. The quickest too notice, of the three. The easiest too diagnose. And the most predictable. On a scientific level it may be the only one of the 3, with immune deficiency involvement. On a medical level it’s defiantly the most concerning. Some however, allow some people to outgrow them if they are treated early enough, and it’s properly treated.
An intolerance on the other hand is often established as an adult and isn’t necessarily at all associated with any other disorder. It is the lack of your body not producing enough enzymes or using something inproperly in your digestive track, whatever it is your intolerant too. You don’t outgrow this, but, you likely won’t have it young, either.
IBD or sensitivities on the other hand are the most unpredictable of the three. There the most complex. Unlike the other two, (which is the individual who gets only an allergy/intolerance) someone with a sensitivity could be exposed to the same or a similar (Let’s say a food or seasoning to make life easier) presented differently. And have a different response to it. And I mean if we’re comparing equal things. For example, I can eat celery and celery flakes just fine. But, not celery seed. I recognize this brings up a question of what’s equal. But, that’s a different topic. Anouther example, is homemade freshly squeezed red delicious apple juice. Instead of the store bought concentrated or non concentrated version of it. Off course with no added sugars and 100% juice, only. Quantity of the ingrediant occasionally can also alter or eliminate an abnormal normal response.
Anouther difference, is some of the negative symptoms. For example; I’ve never heard of anyone who’s only sensitive, get anaphylaxis shox from anything. That’s ONLY an allergy reaction. But, a person only allergic will have no issues with only certain citrus for example, unless there diabetic or something similar.
Those with sensitivities can also have an allergy (ies) / intolerances. But, they don’t have too. Anyone person can have 1 of these things, 2, or all 3. I have a dairy intolerance. And sensitivities. But, no food allergies. I can have a moderate to small amounts of dairy in only very specific types of food, and forms, daily. Do too both my sensitivity and intolerance. That’s even with lactose pills. Most however with a lactose intolerance. If it isn’t very severe, with Fast Act pills 1. Can get the flavored pills unlike me, and 2. Can then have most if not all types of dairy.
Allergies buy themselves are the most frequent among the more ” normal” people. It is not uncommon for them to have intolerances either. But, it is uncommon likely, (I HIGHLY suspect, and it seams) for them too have sensitivities WITHOUT a set diagnosis of atleast 1 other thing that sensitivities go with. For example, roscia, IBD, GI issues, or some auto-immune deficiencies. About that, do you know how many people are noted to thinking they have atleast 1 allergy in the US sometime in ther life? It’s over 50% of us! And did you know, very few actually have allergies? Most have an intolerance/ sensitivity. Do you know what that really means?
Then go on you tube and watch a video that’s less then a few minutes long called “Gluten and Dairy Amazing Facts! ” this is NOT meant to scare you. But, if your not an action taker, I may take that back.
PS. I really hope this post did this justice. When I researched info in hope to link you all to some great site with the run down of each. I came across nothing I could defiantly see recommending that wasn’t overwhelming. Very few things separated all 3 and the things that did we’re overwhelming and some had a fact or two that were wrong. I recognize many find a sensitivity an intolerance. But, I don’t. People with sensitivities can have texture and taste issues. Those who are just intolerant, well don’t.
Here’s an example of a sensitivity food reaction that partially in atleast America, are considered severe enough to come closer too an allergic response reaction medically. Meaning in the medically severe enough department. People with sensitivities react to certain ingrediants now differently then more typical folks and those with allergies, intolerances (only), ect. These people have PSD, like we’ve covered elsewhere. This you know.
Well, have you ever heard of Vaso Vagal Syncope? It’s when someone with PSD ( Weather they know it or not) are in situations that may involve food reactions as a trigger, that then cause them to pass out due to the missed or inaccurate signaling in the brain causeing the passing out episode. Therefore, the nervous system in your brain causes, the individual for example, to have their anxiety too peak rapidly to overwhelming proportions, dehydration too occur, and immediate light headedness often within tops a couple minutes. Which often leads to blacking out. 1 of my food triggers is too much regular. salt. That’s partly why most of my salt intake is at small quantities and organic sea salt only. It makes me too hot. That alone won’t cause a black out for me, however, within reasonable quantities. It will contribute to it big time though. Passing out like I said above is when the individual gets overwhelmed in more then 1 way ( meaning due too more then 1 cause) to a point there body hasn’t a clue on what to do about it. And therefore it has no other choice but, too collapse, to have time to get out of the situation, and recover. It knows at that point. That it’s being forced to deal with something it can’t.
As for stories, and more in depth explanation on this and other topics, wait for my book. It will have plenty, I promise.
Vaso Vagal Syncope defined, is someone who passes out/ gets dizzy/ lightheaded from 1 or more neurologically based sensory effected diagnosis’s. The most common (I believe) is ASD. And someone who has passed out too many times in their life. Other then avoidance there are a few ( at Best) other then non medication techniques too live with this unfortunate condition. However, these techniques do not cure nor do they eliminate the need for avoidance. They can however, help in certain environments. To make a black out episode just become a stressful one with prior blackout out symptoms and partial recovery. Rather then a full recovery after a collapse and actual black out situation.
I know these techniques very well. Partially, because, I have this. Someone who has this after waking from it, and they usually do within a not too long period after blacking out- May not need much recovery time after. Provided they are out of the situation that caused it. And you or they fix any of the triggers immediately. If they are still in the trigger environment that caused it they may not wake up fairly quickly, however. A wake up a long time after is very uncommon. If you remain I. If however you stay in the environment that contributed to it, then it’s likely to repeat itself.
It is very important to note this is not a complete (if Even partial,) ASD shut down even if it appears as such, nore is it an epileptic seizure prior to it . Someone in an ASD complete shut down ( Despite my own lack of occurrence of this ever happening to me personally) can be aware to some degree off the conscious world. And hear what’s going on, sometimes. He or she can also breate and remain a pulse continually. Even if it seams there kinda passed out. He or she therefore does not have a cardiology issue. Then it’s an ASD one that only some ever experience personally. An ASD shut down is therefore not a sensory issue, nor a sensitivity food exception response. And will be discussed on my next blog in more depth for sure, However, ASD shut downs can and often are caused partially buy sensory overload/ issues.
Vaso Vagul Syncope is a cardiology issue and it is, often, in a situation someone can be totally unaware of what’s happening until they wake up. This can be life threatening if not taken care of exceptionally well, if controlled very well however, it’s certainly manageable with certain techniques, alterations to your lifestyle, ect. Mine so far, have been manageable. They have never caused me extreme, immediate, danger.
This supports. That sensory issues should be addressed and focused on more. People need to be more educated about and accommodating to those with it, And that this is a very serious, but, partially different, condition. This is exactly a huge part of why I do, what I do.
I know subtly is supposed to be seen as king over my posts, rather then bluntness. But, let be honest, shall we? 1. This has to be understood buy adults with High Functioning (or HF) ASD. Right. ? Off course! And let’s be frank, do you really think my posts like “The Sickening Truth of Cosmetics!” Or “The Marketing Terms verse Realities ” (Which I know are some of your favorites here!) would really be all that good without my honesty? Off course not!
So, here we go!
My blog is unique for atleast a couple GREAT reasons. And I wouldn’t have it ANY other way.
1. The uniqueness of the niche area
2. My open, direct, and hopefully warm style. ( Feel free to comment on this one especially below!)
3. The factual info behind a lot of the info.
4. The ability to connect with a varied audience, (From those with MCS, to excema, dysgraphia, and everything applicable in between!) with specific causes in mind.)
Feel free to suggest others in the comments below.
Do you know who John Elder Robinson is? He’s not as famous as Temple Grandin, but, he is a major ASD Advocate, best selling author, and international speaker, who is also an Aspie adult. He’s a dad too! And was the only Aspie adult previously allowed on the Autism Speaks board. This board voted for Autism Speaks regulations and goals, and directed this major organization. That many (Especially people in the ASD community) don’t support. Meaning Autism Speaks.
I may put this on my second blog too (not sure yet). Anyway, this just came to my attention (Via one of my adult, online online only, Aspie groups, aren’t you glad I’m sharing it?! Don’t answer till you read it, please) and I felt I just had to share this interesting article he wrote on his blog. Click on the link below to read his post backed buy research, of course! Titled – “Do Autistic Adults Have More Health Problems?” Sometime in the future, I’ll write likely my own post or two on this. Talking about my thoughts on this, etc.
PS. Once on the blog scroll down the page for the FOURTH post. It has a photo of a clown in it. Oh, that reminds me, I use to be a clown! Lol. Anyway, enjoy, if possible.!
P.S.S. I know it’s allergy week, my ADHD kiked in. The beauty of a different mind! Right?.
Announcement post- Did you know that in the US, there’s a week dedicated to allergies? Their is! Yea! More awareness and hopeful acceptance of them too.! I’m excited. It’s March 14-19th! Now, I just noticed UK has it this week too, But they address it for a couple weeks. Even better, right? If you live internationally and can comment on if your country has one or not below, for me and our readers, I’m sure we all would greatly appreciate it. That is knowing if and if so when, your country has it’s equivalent of this. And if your certain it doesn’t and no one has mentioned that country yet that’s helpful too! And yesterday, was the day it started. The official weeks atleast in the US, if not world wide ( it is World wide. Isn’t it?) start on Sunday, and end on the following Sat. But, back on topic.
Do you also know the difference between an allergy, an intolerance and a sensitivity? More about that in my next post today. Out of those 3 (Allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities,) do you know why allergies have been the most recognized and accepted in today’s society? And why intolerances and sensitives are often, unfortunetly, NOT! Especially, among the less educated population. Well, I’ll include this in a post soon this week too. Or maybe it’ll get it’s own. I’m not sure yet. Unfortunetly to my knowledge their are no intolerance or sensitivity weeks exclusively so, I really should address this.
Anyway, I just wanted to prep you all. I know it will defiantly help me stay focused. And those with ASD often are challenged with adapting to change (Not that a blog is a drastic change, but,) I think you get where I’m going with this, right? I’ll change the location of this, or double it to a page with comment capability as soon as I can!
My modesty typically wouldn’t allow this, BUT, this is one of the few safe places for us. That this can be internationally shared. We love sharing (Or atleast I Do!) , but, only if people off the spectrum, can respect this.
I’m going to post this on my soon to be second actively live blog too. That one is disabilityadvocate1.com. I’ll post it on here when it’s live, with a link in the resourse section atleast. But, I felt those off the ASD spectrum especially could learn from this. And those with it could be inspired. It can help prepare you for the theme of my Sensory book that I’m creating, too! Even if just to verify what they already know.
1. Practicality beats ALL
2. Comfort is KEY
3. Honesty RoCks
4. Vain Isin’t in our vocabulary
5. Different is positive
6. Thinking differently is our Norm!
7. Being always challenged is our goal!
8. Curiosity is our friend, so is Disney !
9. Dedication and loyalty are our Motto.
10. Modesty is our dictionary!? :() 😉
11. And being professors is our speciality!
Therefore were Unique!
Again feel free to comment below, doubt, or ask questions. I love being inquisitive! And answering questions.
Remember Alison Morris, the nutritionist with over a decade of experience specializing in special needs nutrition? I received the below e-mail YESTERDAY. I copied and pasted it, and then edited it slightly for you below. Well she had a great, week long Autism Summit Conference completely online! It was free, when it was live and 24 hrs after it OnlY. And all that week you could purchase all the recordings for the price you see below. Then it doubled in price. For 1 week only (And during it, I did purchase this, if your curious) and buy the way, I’ve heard other online week long conferences. And all though the others were good (Or atleast certain speakers in them) I didn’t buy the others. I will be DEFIantly be posting more about Alison Morris’s efforts in the future. And I’m part of Full Parenting, already. Although, not a parent. And am NOT recommending her new Mindset, ( Taking time out for yourself) parenting course for all parents. The one she mentions below. ( I don’t recommend it to some, who aren’t NT’s. ( Neuro-typical).) However, I’ve not taken it. And am atleast, not this year.
So, I highly suspect she’ll (Alison,) have another great week long online Summit next year that again will be free for a limited time. And off course, in my upcoming newsletter e-mails (As I learn of them), I’ll deFinantly tell you of future online free conferences. Regardless, of if Alison Morris, hosts them or not. And I know of some coming up (Just not anytime super soon, yet- that I find worthy enough to tell you about, relevant to Sensory Solutions) Buy the way, some of the advice in her Summit ( And elsewhere to be honest) is GrEaT for populations that aren’t just Autistic. Please note, the additional bonus from purchasing the Summit recordings too!
Although I defiantly, recommend buying the summit recordings. This DOES NOT mean I recommend you do everything all the speakers say, for yourself, or someone you care about. Purchasing this I believe will also put you on her mailing list automatically. However, you do NOT need to purchase anything to get on it. You can just go sign up for it hear. And then ignore- parts of these posts I share, (Or future e- mails out about some of her stuff). Everything I edited or added to the e- mail below I have underlined for you. Feel free once on her mailing list to e-mail her if you need more info on her EFT class. Or to get the initial e-mail invite on it. She e-mailed me about that initially seperatly but, because this blog is what it is, I don’t feel comfortable at this time sharing that e- mail.
Tip- excluding the Summit package ( and possibly a couple other things), if you become a Full Potential Parenting Member which is 10$ a month or a reduced price option paid at once at an annual price. I think it’s 100$. You can get a discount on nearly everything else she sells/ offers. As long as you are a current, Full Potential Parenting, Member.
Here’s her e-mail to me and all of you now too!
Alexandrea.( that’s me!) , one year ago today I launched Full Potential Parenting to bring information and inspiration to parents of challenging children.
Over the last year, I’m proud to say that I’ve interviewed more than 45 practitioners, therapists, doctors, and parents about a wide range of approaches to healing — for our children and for ourselves.
I didn’t want other parents to have to work so hard to find information that could help them move forward on their healing journey with their child.
To celebrate, I’m offering the downloads of the interviews from the Healing our Children 2014 World Summit for one week only for the summit sale price of $49. The Summit featured interviews with amazing speakers like Dr. Martha Herbert, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Anju Usman, Bryan Post, Dr. Kendal Stewart, and many others. For a listing of all the speakers and the topics they covered, go here. Purchase at the bottom of that page.
Free Bonus, if you buy the Summit package ! All 27 interviews from the first three seasons of the Full Potential Parenting show will become available to you at no charge! I urge you to spend some time listening to those interviews on a wide range of topics, from Cranialsacral therapy to Essential Oils, from Audio-Visual Entrainment to Developmental Optometry, and from Homeopathy to Neurological Reorganization. Plus so many more.
(If you’d prefer to listen to those interviews on your own devices, the mp3s will be available to you as well!)
Finally, just a reminder that registration is still open for my online EFT class: Stress Relief for Struggling Parents that starts next Thursday, May 22.
You can find out more about the class, including a week-by-week description of the course content, and why you should consider taking a class for yourself when your child still needs so much help here. I hope you’ll check it out and consider joining us to learn how tapping could transform your parenting and your life.
I’m excited about another year of insightful interviews with fabulous guests and hope you are too! (Coming up soon, Kelly Dorfman, author of Cure Your Child With Food, and Angelika Lemke – a homeopath who specializes in working with children on the autism spectrum, and with tricky issues like Lyme, PANDAs, and more.)
Thank you for going on this journey of discovery with me!
To hope and healing,