Isaiah Goes to SXSW Gaming Expo – Year 2

Life on the autism spectrum can have its moments, especially when you are higher functioning and “look normal.” For individuals like Isaiah, maneuvering through the unknown poses unique challenges. However, through the world and language of gaming, Isaiah has found his kindred spirits and is learning to face and overcome those challenges with dignity and […]

Little One

Can you hear me little one, tucked safe inside? Can you hear my heart beating? Can you feel me breathe for us? Do you dream of a world outside where I can hold you? A world where you hear me clearly and not through the muffled, rushing sounds around you – an ethereal quiet that […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – July 3: Change

Who among us really enjoy change? I’m not talking about the kind of change that comes when you move to a new city or new job. I’m not talking about the changes that occur organically throughout life such as friends who pass through our corner of the world on their way to their next adventure […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 23 to July 1: Optimism

How do you define tragedy? For some it is a major incident like losing money or losing a job or some other life-altering loss. For others, it can be as minor as a change in a routine. Now, imagine you are at a crossroads. For you, a minor change can be devastating and today you […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 9: Field

What is your field? What do you do to support your home and family? The two key words here are “support” and “your”. Did you notice that or did you assume I was talking about a job or society’s definition of home and family? Support might mean that you are working outside the home. Support […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 8: Family

How many times do my family and I sit together and actually listen to each other? Like most people today, probably not many. Sure, we sit together. We have meals together, but do we actually listen? Do we give our full attention to the people who are supposed to mean the most to us? Are […]