So, I have two chronic illnesses and hypothyroidism. The illnesses are Systemic Lupus and Fibromyalgia. Both of which react negatively in their own way to stress. What does this mean? It means that I am sick. My body sees itself as an invader and is trying to kill itself off. I am on some serious meds, plus antibiotics. This is why I must apologise to my readers for my missing presence this past week. It hasn’t been a lack of things happening, rather it has been my illnesses that have kept me away from the blog. When everything hurts right down to the fingernails, and the hair on your head, there is little that you feel like doing. I am on the mend now, so look for more postings from me. Related articles Stress Much?(jenlynn401.wordpress.com) If Someone You Love Has a Chronic Illness(findfocus.wordpress.com) Sacrifice and Chronic Illness (livinglifewithraandfms.wordpress.com) Tweet #fighting4answrs
Today as the miracle of PI is known, I take the opportunity to reflect on the wonders of Autism. I read a book – Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet – when it was first published. This a truly remarkable autobiographical account of one man’s journey in the world of an Autistic Savant. He does everything by the numbers. For example, he counts the number of items of clothing that he is wearing before he leaves his house. He eats a specific weight of cereal everyday. Never more, and never less. What is most remarkable is that he worked to memorise PI to 22,514 places. Unfortunately, he made a mistake in position 2965, and did not retain the world record. But still… Can you imagine remembering PI beyond 3.14 for any reason, other than because you could? In his book, Mr. Tammet describes how he sees numbers as
Our school is developing a bullying policy. I have been invited as have all parents in the community to participate in this process. I applaud the school for hosting these meetings, and doing so at times that are convenient to most parents. That said, it would be nice if more parents would be involved in the process. It is going to take the whole community to make this change in our student’s lives. If they don’t see their parents buying into the policy and curriculum, then they won’t buy into it either. The bullying policy needs to hold all participants accountable. Students, Faculty, Support Staff and Administration. If all participants are not held to the same standard, then we will quickly lose the buy in of the people all are here to educate. Hopefully more people from the community will take it upon themselves to get involved in this process.