We’ve changed our Name to “Two Brains”
After contemplating for some time, we’ve changed the name of this Blog to Two Brains. I think I can make this transition because it more clearly reflects the direction I want this blog to go in and the concepts that I’d like to convey.
It was awhile back shortly after my last post on BW2B that I had been advised to broaden my focus of the Blog. Please realize, I think I have an extremely broad view of the world, I was simply narrowing it down for this blog, which didn’t seem to help much our circulation or exposure. And, while it is entirely possible that changing the name here will not improve that, I think it will apply more to what I want to share.
What do you mean, Two Brains?
Two Brains refers to Michael’s condition, ACC or Agenesis of the corpus callosum, also called a split brain. It’s also Michael and I, the two of us. It’s also the dual nature of reality and an open-ness to a new perspective and awareness. As well, I’m a believer in the “Mind in the Gut” theory, where your gut feelings and intuition can somehow “know” reality before you are conscious of it. There is much that I want to share about what I’m discovering, and I want to share our inner experience as well. I really like the saying “two heads are better than one”. This is another possible take on the name. But what I really like is what Ernest Holmes once said: “There is One Mind and we all use it”
Michael and I have just finished a nice walk around the block today and he loved meeting Nicole, the owner of the new Corner Market Food Mart in our neighborhood. Oh yes, we went without any adaptive device other than his ankle foot orthotics (AFOs). He manages pretty well while holding one hand and it is nothing short of a miracle and I feel he has a great sense of empowerment with his increasing abilities. Of course, I’m loving it that it takes more weight off my shoulders, literally, and that his effort and enthusiasm is so high. This was our first day out since he had got sick.
We had a 3 day bout with the flu that has set us back a bit and he stayed home from school today, but well enough to head out for a treat and some fresh air. He’ll definitely be back in class tomorrow. I never got nearly as sick as Michael so I was able give him lots of supplements and hot baths and he had pretty much around the clock attention from his Aunt Gina and me. I’m so relieved that we didn’t both have it the way he did. You’ve got to love hot baths for being so good for bringing the fever and the aches down, especially when feeling helpless about how much they are suffering. I’ve try to build up the supplies like Oscillo, and colloidal silver, Hans loquat syrup and Thera- flu for when nothing else quite gives the relief that I want to see. Sometimes that doesn’t even get it. So many orals syringes of Airborne and Emergen-C that I lost count, but when they get dehydrated they are at great risk and the only alternative often is the ER. I’m not a fan of the ER. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they are there, we all are… we all have to go at times, it’s unavoidable I suppose. But that’s why I stock up for flu season and have everything on hand so at the first sign of a scratchy throat or light-headed or achy feeling, I just start with all the above and don’t stop till I see improvement. Some of us made it through better than others but I hate for any of us to suffer, especially the little ones!
I hope you are all staying well! This year has already been full of transformation and great challenges. There is always another mountain to climb. Lets be as healthy as possible so we can climb to our highest potential.
To your Health!
Innovation Excellence | Debunking the Left Brain and Right Brain Myth.
This is a very different view for those of us who have preconceptions about the topic. For those with ACC, the fact is that unless they have vast amounts of daily therapies to develop and pattern their neural pathways and physical abilities, they will have a difficult time living a life that many of us take for granted. While this article may not apply to those with ACC, I submit it here for your information and consideration.
Home – The Family Café.
This is a fantastic org that advocates for those with special needs and their care-givers. Please Check them out!
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A big day for Michael and friends out on the town. Bank, Lunch and Ice Cream! We Love St. George St.!
Special Needs Apps for Kids | Special Education Apps | Therapy Apps.
I’m trying to get an iPad for Michael and I’m so pleased that technology is accessible and affordable for those who need it and can truly benefit from it.