Month: September 2022


Keep your heart open to ALL the possibilities.  


Confusion and dysregulation. Despite being in the same space, but my not being within his direct eyesight for a bit longer than usual, we saw some behaviors that haven’t been around for a long while. Once things were sorted out; his feelings expressed and validated, we were able to get things back on track and end on a good note.

life-long learning

Don’t shut the door to learning something new.

Fill in the blank.  Today I learned that I can  ____________________. 


Watch for the signs, then listen. The actions/behaviors he was exhibiting indicated that something in his “world” isn’t quite right. Listening to his concerns and what he thought as next steps helped him felt seen and heard. After a brief discussion as to next steps to resolve his concern, a plan was accepted and put into place immediately. You could almost see the anxiety drain away and relief enter in.

To begin, you must take the first step.


You can often find a way around the “hurdles” of the day without realizing it. A change in what has been the routine may shift the dynamics of the day — and still have an outcome that keep things on an even keel. Add a phone call with a friend or loved one, an extra walk outside, ask for help with other tasks they may not have participated in for a while. If weather permits just sit outside for a while and listen to the sounds of nature or share a story or two. Suggest ideas for activities they might enjoy… a suggestion may open the door to opportunities that haven’t been explored before and your discussion may answer why some of the activities are of no interest.