What & How I’m Doing (Am I Still Recovered? Yes)

A lot of people have asked me, “How did you recover?!” Now that I’ve answered that for a fair number of people in my acquaintance, more people are asking me, “How are you NOW?” I think some people are curious … Continue reading

The Difference between Reinforcers and Rewards

Some of you are dog enthusiasts. Some of you are interested in neuroplasticity. I hope this post is of interest to both! Let’s find out…. Recently I sent an email to a group of friends and clients who have been using … Continue reading

My Life as Wonder Woman; Power Postures Tell You How to Feel (and Lower Cortisol)

Now that I’ve gone public with my recovery, in addition to doing posts that answer the questions I’ve been asked the most, I’m really interested in exploring how behavior changes our internal states — physical and emotional — and how this is mediated … Continue reading

Freedom! I’ve Recovered My Health!

NOTE: A lot more stuff has changed since I wrote this. I have continued to get healthier. And I have graduated from KPA and completed the two dog training apprenticeships I was doing. And now I am a professional dog … Continue reading

How I Ended up on BBC Radio Today Talking about Grieving My Service Dog

Sometimes life is weird. You know how when you’re listening to a BBC radio program — a program that mixes music and disability and being gay in the 1980s — and really enjoying yourself? And then you hear your own … Continue reading