Recent Autism Research

A friend of mine sent me this article in an email and I found this inspiring because autism may be able to be identified earlier than once thought. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Using 3 brain scans instead of one could improve odds of autism diagnosis, UAB researchers say. Written by Amy Yurkanin | ayurkanin@al.com A new technique to scan and measure three different parts of the brain could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism, … [Read more...]

Feel Joy In 30 Minutes!

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.  Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."  - Carl Jung. Shifting your state of mind involves your thoughts and your feelings.  Shifting your thoughts to a more positive state elevates your mood.  Likewise, happy feelings trigger more positive thoughts.  Taking control of both pathways to happiness can be achieved by setting aside 30 minutes a day to meditate, exercise, and note the accomplishment of nourishing … [Read more...]

Welcome to The Academy for Independence Blog

Happy New Year 2015! For many of us, part of the New Year tradition is making resolutions.  There is a difference for me between Resolutions and Intentions.   Resolutions seem to command a firm commitment and can lead to frustration when we are met with challenges in keeping to our resolutions.  Often, guilt feelings are the result of failing to adhere to our firm commitments.  Instead,  I like to focus on Intentions.  Intentions seem less commanding and more permissive of the challenges as … [Read more...]