“Just keep going. No feeling is final.”

“This too shall pass.” “Hang in there.” Such advice is given usually at the moment we least want to hear it, when we’d rather just punch the messenger right in the nose. But the message is wise and true. Just keep going. No feeling is final. With each breath and with each step, it turns into something else.

My love/hate relationship with Mamma Bear

Whenever I have an aversion to use a word or phrase that everyone else seems to love, I’ve started to realize it’s worth exploring. This week, a phrase that seems to be beloved in our special needs community has been caused me to wince several times. And that phrase is: Mamma Bear. I know that probably …

The difference between pain and suffering

Like “peanut butter and jelly” or”cookies and milk,” the concepts of “pain and suffering” just sort of go together in my vocabulary and in my mind. As a parent of a child with special needs, I have found great relief in exploring the difference between the two. During a talk at my local meditation center a couple of years ago, a …