Jakobs Journal

Walk Now 2010…Waking Up

Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a new experience for me. Our walk over the weekend raised over $300,000 and had 8000-10,000 walkers. It was a sea of people. Maybe it was the sheer numbers this year that felt new. Maybe it was the sunshine…not a drop of rain and that was a first. Maybe it was that ... Read More »

See You Saturday…

Looking forward to spending time with the awesome Tri-State Autism Community this Saturday at Coney Island for the 3rd Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks Cincinnati. Love this day. Here’s what last year looked like (thank you, Dennis Schoner)… Read More »

May 2, 2010…yummy

Friggin boogers. No biggie if they’re in a tissue and I don’t have to see them. Watching one get pulled out of a nose and placed directly into the mouth where it is then chewed and occasionally sucked on, different story. I hate boogers. My stomach turns just thinking about them. So frickin gross. It’s safe to say that I ... Read More »

April 21, 2010…having a good time

A few fun things going on in my house this week… Whenever the air conditioner kicks on, the lights in the playroom dim for a quick second. Of course, Jakob noticed it. They only dim when the a/c kicks on, nothing happens if it’s just the fan. So now, whenever the fan kicks on he goes and shuts the light ... Read More »

April 19…a jog and a great read

Game over. I can no longer sit around being all fat and lazy. Jakob has a new thing. He likes jogging…or as he puts it “fast run”. No more leisurely walks for us, the kid wants to “fast run”. The poor landscaping people in my subdivision were looking at us and I could tell they were wondering if they should ... Read More »

Love This Guy…

This is from Gerd, a Son-Rise teacher… “THE POWER OF BEING AN IRRESISTIBLE MAGNET FROM GERD: Every time I go into any Son-Rise Playroom, I firmly believe that I am the most powerful irresistible magnet in the world. I believe without a shadow of a doubt that I will be so exciting, attractive, compelling and inviting that the child will ... Read More »

March 22, 2010…back home

It sure is a wonderful thing to get out of town for a few days. I really gotta do that more often. Especially if the trip involves Sheffield, Mass. It’s just so great to get rejuvenated, inspired and reminded. Reminded why I’m doing all this and why I believe in it so deeply. Since being back, I’ve found myself in ... Read More »

March 18, 2010…a taste of my week

In all honesty, I’m wiped. I seem to do a whole lotta thinking when I take vacations. My brain is a little fried and I’m looking forward to all of it settling so I can make a ton of sense of all I’ve learned this week. No clue how long it will all take to process. Good news from home…Jakob ... Read More »

March 14, 2010…I’m back….

I’m in Sheffield, Mass. at the Option Institute, home of the Autism Treatment Center of America and the Son-Rise Program. This is my 5th week here and just making the drive from Harford felt like I was coming home. I’ll be taking the Power Dialogues Program this week…good stuff. It’s all about uncovering limiting beliefs that can keep me from ... Read More »