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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Importance of Tactile and Olfactory Stimulation

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I found this video very informative!  I've been hearing more and more about tactile stimulation, but this is the first I have heard about olfactory stimulation.

I didn't like a few things in the video, mainly that the pre video of the daughter didn't show her at her best. We have no way to do a comparison because the first video was of the cutie pie in the morning when cranky and the other when she is playing nicely.  Also, the part where they start talking about what is different in developing nations, felt a lot like they were trying to insinuate causation where there was only causation.  The research, however, will prove causation and regardless of how it was presented there is absolutely no harm and only benefit to trying out techniques in children who are neurodiverse (like how I'm learning to be PR with my use of neurodiverse?)
Monday, October 22, 2012

Things to do before I turn 30

I noticed quite awhile ago that I've stopped learning new things.  Well, at least new things for myself.  I've learned a lot about dogs, my specialty fields and making money......

But, in some ways I stopped learning as a person.  I have a little over 3 years before I turn 30 and I'd like to spend that time to discover some things I want to accomplish, for me, before that time.  I've been pondering for awhile and I've thought of one.

Things to Do Before I Turn 30

Listen to the Soundtrack of 100 musicals
-   I've always listened to music that other people like.  I even listen to my husband's playlist in the car. My favorite music, however, is that from musicals.  This is what I sing in the shower, or while cleaning.  I've just never taken time to develop a playlist.  In fact, the musicals I sing are the same ones I sang in middle school. I've never taken the time to listen to or develop my knowledge of more musicals than those which I knew when I was a pre-teen.  Some of these, I don't even know the story, just a few songs.  So, my first goal is to listen to the soundtrack of 100 musicals.  I think this is doable and I will enjoy it thoroughly and feel richer for it.  Along with this goal is the desire to actually make a playlist and listen to it in the car.

Musical #1: The Last Five Years