Eunoia! My Mantra Today – by Paula Tooths

(LONDON) por Paula Tooths Team Paula’s book is available now on Amazon! NOTE: Paula Tooths has given all of its profits to @AutismPlusUK charity. Book Description Publication Date: 4 July 2013 Many of us forget that we were born with an incredible mind. For some strange reason all of us human beings use less than 10% of our brain capacity. This is fact! We have another ninety to program. The power of the mind is what can conquer the highest …

Autism: Sad News from Scotland

(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   Concern over NHS Grampian autism services A decision by NHS Grampian to cut part of its diagnostic service for adults with autism may make it more difficult for those affected to get the support they need, it has been claimed. Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has written to the health board asking for the current number of people awaiting diagnosis. The National Autistic Society also expressed concern. NHS Grampian defended its autism services. Mr McDonald …

‘Living is a battle’: growing up with autism

(LONDON) Edited by Paula Tooths by 13-year-old Naoki Higashida ‘What makes me smile is seeing ­something beautiful.’ Photograph: Miki Higashida When I was small, I didn’t even know I had special needs. How did I find out? By other people telling me I was different and that this was a problem. True enough. It was very hard for me to act like a normal person, and even now I still can’t “do” a real conversation. I have no problem reading books aloud and singing, but as …

David Mitchell: learning to live with my son’s autism

(LONDON) Revised by Paula Tooths   So. The child psychologist across the desk has just told you that your three-year-old is “presenting behaviour consistent with that of an individual on the autistic spectrum”. You feel trepidation, sure, a foreboding that your life as a parent is going to be much tougher than the one you signed up for, but also a dash of validation. At least you now have a 10-page report to show to friends and relatives who have …

Guru

(LONDON) por Paula Tooths   The Sanskrit word “guru” means spiritual teacher; however it is also often used to refer to teachers of all kinds—be they teachers of music, ayurvedic medicine, cooking, etc. “Guru” as an adjective means “heavy or weighty” as in “one who is heavy with spiritual knowledge and wisdom.” Additionally, “guru” means servant; “guru” does not mean master. It’s very important to understand that an actual guru never sees himself as the dominator or master of anyone. …

A view of Mandala

(LONDON) por Paula Tooths The term mandala in its traditional Buddhist context is a polyvalent term referring to several distinct yet interrelated concepts. It can refer to one’s microcosmic body, to the macro cosmic universe as a whole, to a two-dimensional bird’s-eyeview blueprint for a three-dimensional multi-storied palace, to one’s mind, or the path to Buddha hood itself. It can be danced,chanted, visualized or painted in colored sand or ink, but all of these mandala media function identically; that is, …

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