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Friday, February 27, 2015

On Facebook: 2-26-15 (2 minutes ago)

I have come to appreciate my mother's house cleaning skills. She is thorough and does it all herself. She sews. She makes kettle after kettle of jam. She prepares 3 meals a day. Every day except Sunday. She embodies home arts-- a difficult skill of devotion and act of sheer willpower.

As a comparison,  I once went 10 years without washing the exterior windows of my home. Whereas Mother would put all the storm windows on each fall and wash the windows when she took them off in the spring.

Monday, February 23, 2015

To the boys at Catalyst RTC

These are the questions I am asking myself right now. Which ones do you connect with?

Am I doing it right?
Is there right to be done?
Is there right in the doing?
What right have I done?
Can I accept my own forgiveness?
What is right for me?
Who am I deep in my core?
What gives my life meaning?
What brings me joy?
Who do I connect with?
What do I feed myself with?
What's important to me?
What do I value?
Where do I want to spend my energy? What makes me happy?
What is my passion?
What is my gift?
What is my responsibility?
What are my goals?
What questions do I ask myself?
Which ones do I need to answer again?
What do I need to do next?
Am I on the right path?

[A special note to E, or any of you who go home before I next see you: this method is a way I find the strength to live as my own person out here. Good wishes!]

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Organization Adage

If everything has its place and everything is in its place, you are less likely to lose things.   #ADHDteensRULE

Want vs Need

We have enough for everything we need, but we don't have enough for everything we want. #ADHDteensRULE

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

#ADHDteenagersRULE

Levels of grounding: PHYSICAL

Level l
Come straight home from school.
No going out except with permission.
Friends at our house okay
No sleepovers

Level ll
Come straight home from school.
No going out
No friends at our house
No sleepovers

Level lll
Come straight home from school.
No going out.
No friends at our house
No sleepovers.
No media.

Levels of grounding: MEDIA

Level l
No tv/Xbox/Wii
Phone and text within standard hours

Level ll
No tv/Xbox/Wii
Phone and text within standard hours
No wireless

Level lll
No tv/Xbox/Wii
Phone and text within standard hours
No wireless, no computer
No texting