Hands on Healing from the Heart

There are few joys in life equal to finding a vocation that is a perfect match for one’s passion, temperment, and aptitudes. I’ve practiced manual therapy for more than 25 years in a variety of settings, from an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic to a community focused yoga studio. My keen interest in the life…

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Activism, Service, Advocacy

I’ve always felt the best leaders come from the populations they represent. As a neurodiverse person, I am committed to destigmatizing neurocognitive differences. I am a speaker, presenter, organizer, and author focused on synaesthesia, Tourette, sensory processing differences, Autism, attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, and other neurocognitive outliers. I sit on the executive board of IASAS,…

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Writing | Righting

In the maritime lexicon, “righting” is the procedure for reversing a keel or capsize. To right a boat takes tremendous focus, a knowledge of best practices, and an adherence to what may be a lengthy operation. I love the similarities between writing and righting. My essays, poetry, and book length works have demanded my concentration,…

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Art is…

…life-affirming, perspective re-framing, provocative, political, risky. My mixed-media works explore anatomy, perception, and neurocognitive anomalies. My visual art has been exhibited in Russia, Spain, and the United States. Above is Cygnus Scotoma, a digitally manipulated photograph of London swans along Hyde Park’s Serpentine Trail as perceived during a migraine with aura. In the photo below,…

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