A Tribute to Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) – Morning T.E.A. with Brian

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
– Stephen Hawking


Each morning I have the distinct pleasure of arriving in your inbox to share my thoughts and experiences with mindset in service a living with greater resilience in the presence of life’s challenges. 

I had planned on sharing something entirely different today until I awoke to the news of the passing of theoretical physics titan Stephen Hawking.

Stephen has been a lifelong role model for me as someone who continued to stretch his own mind and challenge our understanding of our place in the universe. 

Many of my coaching clients are young adults or in their teens and are not familiar with Stephen. I enthusiastically introduce them to him as someone who thrived in spite of his physical challenges. As someone who has defied the odds and was a shining example of resilience.  

In recent years, I’ve referenced him as someone who taught me to live fully with a physical disability. I go into this more deeply in today’s video. I hope you enjoy it.

Getting things done when you don’t know how long it’ll take

Listen to this post … One of the challenges with time blindness is when you have a long to do list. It can be anxiety inducing because estimating how long it’ll take you is a shot in the dark. I don’t feel time passing unless I have a clock or clouds to watch, something that tells

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Nipping IMPULSIVITY in the bud!

Listen to this post … Not thinking before blurting out an embarrassing comment. Doing things that upset others as a matter of habit, only to regret them later. The seeming inability to learn from any of this is a hallmark of ADHD. I used to get in so much trouble because of this. The reason for impulsivity

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When a neurodivergent person seems controlling, they may just feel unsafe

Listen to this post … Saying someone has, “control issues” is often a misnomer. For neurodivergent folks its often an issue with anxiety. Feeling confused in a fast, noisy world demands you find something you can hold onto. Something to help you feel safe. It can be a collection, a routine, a mantra, a person whose word you

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Movement can be help you work through your emotions

Listen to this post … One of the best reasons to include movement breaks into your schedule is because movement plays an important role in relieving stress. Feeling trapped is a hallmark of a traumatic experience or an anxiety attack. Feeling like you can’t fight or flee. An example might be a child who is having severe

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Can you be a little mentally ill?

Listen to this post … Think of it this way.Say you gently poke your skin with a needle. You feel a slight pain. One that isn’t going to let up as long as the needle is there. But you could keep going if you had to. Though it would be hard.The needle is mental illness.Now

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There’s no such thing as a stupid question

Listen to this post … There is no such thing as a stupid question when you live with neurodiversity. I read an email from my son’s school this morning about registering him for classes for the next term. It listed the instructions on how to do it, but guess what happened? I began reading it

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