First we looked at the money decision and asked that vitally important question:
Is this wonderful new program, this stunning digital tool, or this exciting business opportunity really right for me; or is it just another shiny object that is distracting me from my optimal path?
What do you think of when you hear those words? What happens in your body?
If you are like me, you feel tension. Maybe your heart races a little. Or there is tightness in your chest, stomach, or spine.
Are your eyes hard or soft? Perhaps you are glaring, instead of gazing gently. What about your teeth and jaw? I’m guessing they are clenched.
Take a moment now and let go.
More Heaven: Because Every Child Special Is Special (Release Date: 2016) was written over 25 years ago when I was teaching children with autism and special needs. The book is based upon these children and their stories: their pain, self-discovery, growth and their opening to trust, learning and relating.
These children were finally given the legal right in 1975 to be educated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the US. Beforehand, about 4 million children with disabilities were denied meaningful participation. Almost half were excluded outright from public school. Others were in segregated classrooms, which at that time often meant isolation for the children and their teachers. Many children didn’t receive the necessary support afforded the rest of the children to whom a free and appropriate education was the norm.