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.

Helping your neurodiverse child stop tuning you out

Listen to this post … Hoping our kids learn important lessons through lecture is a fruitless strategy. All your kid really gets better at is tuning you out. I’ve learned (especially with ND kids), introspection is a more powerful teacher. But ND kids tend to avoid introspection. Their self-consciousness and inner critic make it something they want to

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A useful way to manage anxiety

Listen to this post … Let me tell you something about anxiety. Anxiety is stored up energy for action you can’t take. When you fret about the past, thinking about how it should have gone, what you should’ve done – you’re suggesting to yourself another course of action is possible. Your subconscious mind thinks, “Yeah, let’s do

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Getting beyond RSD with ADHD

Listen to this post … I have an idea about RSD (Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria) experienced by many with ADHD. I’ve noticed those that experience it perceive relationships in an all or nothing way. You’re loved or unloved, given attention or ignored, you’re happy when they’re happy. When in a relationship it’s often co-dependent. Wanting constant access to the

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He’s going to be an adult someday so he may as well learn it now

Listen to this post … “He’s going to be an adult someday so he may as well learn it now.” This is a concerning belief in the mind of many parents raising a child with neurodivergence (ND). It demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding about how our kids learn. Believing a consequence needs to be harsh and effective the first

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One tip for you that can transform how you think about life

Listen to this post … I have one tip for you that can transform how you think about life. I was talking to a friend this morning who was unaware just how disabled I am by my health conditions. She was surprised by how positive I was able to be regardless of the challenges I experience every

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A secret for becoming less reactive…

Listen to this post … I’m going to help you learn to be less reactive by teaching you something about how the Neurodiverse brain works that no one ever taught you.Conventional wisdom tells you you have the power to choose your thoughts. If you’re feeling a certain way, just change your thinking and all is

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