Martha Stewart's website lists a bevy of homekeeping checklists and tips (www. So does the magazine Real Simple (www. It doesn't matter which system you choose to follow. Just be sure to choose one, because after you have taken the time to teach your Asperkid useful activities of practical life, he has to know what to do with those skills. The simple truth is that the more routinized (read: automatic) your home, the less anxiety producing it is for your Asperkid, the more likely he will be able to anticipate and successfully execute his household chores, and the more positive the environment for everyone. You will recall that I explained how, in order to succeed at most new tasks, Aspies need a model (person or object) to watch and study, and explicit directions of how to complete the process. The last piece is a clear schedule and method by which to employ those skills. You (or FlyLady, or Martha or even a grandparent! My preference for FlyLady is due to her method of applying those skills in a predictable, accessible way. Daily work relies heavily on routine (how Aspie-friendly! 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In order to get really big improvements, you usually have to start over in one or more ways. You have to break some of the basic assumptions and, of course, you can't know ahead of time. It's by definition counterintuitive. I</a> can ask for help when I need it' <a href=''>Today is going to be a great day' Using calming strategies: blowing bubbles, playing with play dough, squidgy toys, fidget spinners and sand; Using a worry puppet called Walter, who was accompanied by a box filled with notes on a selection of calming strategies: blow bubbles, bounce on a ball, listen to music, etc The box also included little worry cards, on which Alex could draw or write any worry he had. Alex and his parents began to use this regularly, meaning that Alex was now sharing his worries with Walter, and of course his parents, and being given a technique that helped to ease his anxiety. Being read therapeutic stories at bedtime to help Alex explore his emotions and practise visualisations. Alex's parents began spending more time playing with Alex, allowing him to take the lead in the play. Malie: How did it all turn out in the end? Siobhan: After 12 individual sessions, Alex's parents described having their boy back'. <a href=''>They</a> said he waslighter', happier' andfar less anxious'.

You may see other people being asked to speak, to sit on panels; If this is the case, you'll place yourself in the top left-hand quadrant. Alternatively, you may be feeling pulled in 101 directions, doing a lot of stuff and in demand every which way you turn. But you know you have more to share. You may have ideas, opinions and thoughts running around in your head that you would love to be able to put on paper to share. You may have an innovative idea for your company but don't know how to structure a presentation pitch. You're stuck hoarding your ideas with a desire to become more. If this is the case, you'll find yourself in the bottom left-hand quadrant. Law 4, Be Heard: Magnify your influence is all about shifting and amplifying your influence consistently so that you lead in your area of expertise and become in demand for what it is you know. Your aim is to sit comfortably in the top right-hand quadrant. Don't be distressed if reading the Gita leaves you feeling puzzled and perplexed. Getting lost along the way is part of the journey in trying to wrap your brain around the often bewildering philosophy of yoga. It is worth remembering that some beautiful paths can't be discovered without first getting lost. I used to find the Gita baffling and, at times nonsensical. But writing my thoughts, hearing myself out loud and having discussions has helped me see things with more clarity. I used to be against Krishna and the Gita, and now I am not. I believe that time has brought me maturity, and that is what yoga students often dismiss: The time it can take for the knowledge to penetrate. Over time, as life evolves and maturity develops, opinions will change as various thoughts and philosophies enter our minds. I don't have the same opinions on certain subjects today as I had a year ago. Life is constantly schooling me and proving me right or wrong.

Where do negative and naysaying memories come from? Sometimes, it's your father's voice or the voice of the bully on the playground. Other times, that tape may have nothing to do with your past. It may be the result of pure biology. Sometimes, a neurotransmitter, such as glutamate, dopamine, serotonin, or GABA--or even a mix of the chemicals listed above--is too low. But, wait, could it be your diet? After all, B vitamins and probiotics help to manufacture all those feel-good chemical messengers. Would exercising more help, and would you like it to feel natural and easy? Research has proven exercise to be even more powerful than prescription antidepressants. One study of people diagnosed with major depression divided them into three groups: one exercised, one took the prescription antidepressant Zoloft, and a third did both. The term oral appliance (also used in dentistry) is given to any device placed in your mouth to modify the position of your jaw, tongue and other structures in the upper airways to reduce snoring and/or sleep apnoea. In the USA, the American Food and Drug Administration has endorsed more than 34 appliances for use in the treatment of OSA. There are two oral appliances that are most commonly prescribed. It's essential that if you're to have one or other of them, the appliance is moulded, aligned and fitted properly for your mouth. This usually means that a specialist will take a silicone mould that gives accurate measurements of your bite and jaw alignment. Tongue-retaining devices are useful for patients who have very large tongues, no teeth, poor dental health, suffer from chronic joint pain, or find their sleep apnoea is worse when they're lying on their backs. They aren't suitable for people who are more than 50 percent above their ideal body weight, grind their teeth at night, or have chronically stuffy noses. The tongue retaining device is essentially a mouthguard with a polyvinyl bubble sticking out between the upper and lower teeth mould. You hold the device in place by slotting your teeth into the upper and lower mouthguard sections and then you place your tongue into the bubble. As you push in your tongue, a natural vacuum secures it in a forward position so that it can no longer fall back and cause a blockage.