Monthly Archives: July 2011

You practice and you get better. It’s very simple.” ~ Philip Glass

Today in therapy, I found a tiny door or window into the brain of my client. Struggling for months to make a connection between letters and sounds, he parsed several words alone, lips and tongue searching for the places to land, light and tripping… Continue reading

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"You can’t get to wonderful without passin’ thru alright." Bill Withers

Sometimes, music, and the people who make it, have a lot to teach us. Continue reading

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"If the words coming out of your mouth are not what you intend, who’s talking?" Nina Mitchell

Nina has aphasia. She also has a great blog at Some people say we are what we eat, but I expect most people with aphasia think we are what we say. Words. Indicators of a reality we know and understand, and reflections of our dr… Continue reading

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“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to learn this stuff, and it’s not like you have to change your belief systems.” Jon Kabat Zinn

Marilyn Certner Smith guest posted on this blog some months ago, speaking about Mindfulness and the aphasia therapist. Here, Jon Kabat Zinn elegantly defines Mindfulness as Heartfulness: Jon Kabat-Zinn “Heartfulness” from Omega Institute on Vimeo…. Continue reading

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