April 16, 2007
I have decided to begin to read from my favorite book of all time, Winnie-the-Pooh. Here today is chapter one where we are introduced to Pooh. This is something you can share with your children or sit and secretly listen on your own.
November 18, 2006
Here is a little guided imagery that I figured you all would like. I have a written copy on my 360 blog. I will stop with no end. It is up to you when you want it to end. Let the words flow through you. Let yourself travel as long as you want to. Enjoy
November 14, 2006
Well I decided that I would try another Pod Cast now that I have the computer that can handle it. I didn’t really say more then I have said in my blog on yahoo 360 but decided that it was a good place to start. I talked about my employment status and about some of my future goal as far as a job goes. Also there was talk about my upcoming surgery and the procedure that will be done. Your best bet is just to listen and enjoy.
April 9, 2006
Intro What is going on with me 360 - broken computer problems work problems hearing shutting down Hearing aids my family and my hearing this is something that i had to fill out to get free hearing aids. Figured I would share it with you all JUSTIFICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT OF OOS PRIORITY CATEGORY FOR CONSUMERS WHO ARE HARD OF HEARING 1. Mobility: a. When was your last vision test? (It is a federal regulation that persons with hearing loss must also be assessed for vision deficits (suggested guideline: within past two years) My last vision test was in the summer of 2005 b. Do you experience vertigo/dizziness? Sometimes but not often. c. Do you have any difficulty with your balance? Sometimes but not often. 2. Self-Care: a. Do you have any difficulty hearing emergency/environmental signals, such as fire alarms, smoke detectors, and/or truck back-up signals? I have the most difficulty with back-up signals and also trying to determine exactly where the noise is coming from. b. Are you or have you experienced feelings of depression or anxiety related to your hearing loss or hearing situations? Yes I have at times. c. Do you feel you should be able to understand more of what is said to you? (i.e. become frustrated or embarrassed or angry with yourself) I become quite frustrated mostly because I am too embarrassed to ask the other person to say something again and so I try to figure out what it is that was said with the few words I did hear. 3. Self-Direction: a. Do you have a current job/job goal? I already have a job. b. How did you arrive at your job goal? (i.e. has the individual had enough access to life knowledge to know about options or has (s)he picked a job because “people who can’t hear can do only this kind of work”) It is something that I knew I could do well and so I went for it. I did make sure I was located at a place where I would not have to have too many distractions during the day. Basically I am the only person in the office each given day. c. Would you like assistance in identifying jobs that you can do with your hearing loss? I just want to know how to make sure I can keep this one. 4. Work tolerance: a. Do you experience headaches at the end of the workday? Sometimes but not often. b. Does your job require you to attend one situation for a long period of time (one hour or longer) without breaks, such as long meetings, lectures, and/or interviews? Once a month I have to take notes at a Board meeting. I have found this extremely difficult but have managed so far to date. This is when I tend to come home with a really strong headache. c. Do you feel extremely fatigued at the end of the day when not at work? Sometimes but I think it is only because I am in relax mode. d. Do you find it difficult to balance multiple responsibilities? (work tasks, home, Personal, medical etc) Balancing multi tasks is a major part of my job. I do tend to lax a bit when it comes to personal needs (i.e. forgetting to take medicine) 5. Work Skills a. Do your coworkers/boss know you have a hearing problem? I have opened up to some because I felt I had to. b. Do you feel your coworkers/boss understand your hearing problem? Are they willing to take the time to communicate clearly with you? Most of the people I deal with are elderly and some do and some are totally annoyed by it. c. Do you have difficulty performing your job? Meeting deadlines? Performing more then one task at the same time? Balancing multi tasks is a major part of my job. d. Do you have any difficulty communicating on the telephone? (misunderstand information or certain words, have to be in a quiet room to hear anything well, etc) If there is someone in the office then to talk on the phone is extremely difficult. e. Is it difficult for you to follow information in staff meetings or other group settings? Sometimes it’s a strain for me to make sure I have the instructions correct. f. Can you understand announcements on public address systems (continued)
March 5, 2006
Today I had some time so as I had said I would, I did another PodCast. Here is the breakdown of what I discussed: New Intro First three PodCasts were basically just getting used to the programs. What is Hypnosis described by me Hypnosis is relaxation with a little something extra to it On a Winter’s Day – Mama and Papas Will I do something I don’t want to do during hypnosis i.e.- cluck like a chicken All inhibitions gone…sweeeeeet No worries Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot Traveling thru Hypnosis Time traveling Words are powerful Your words and your heart are joined Message: give a piece of your happiness to someone you don’t know with your words Shout outs: Wanting to have Pizza as a guest on a future PodCast….She knows why…LOL She has not started her PodCast but she is working on it Peace Out On Susan’s Floor – Gordon Lightfoot
February 26, 2006
Ok here it goes my first attempt at doing a guided imagery. After listening I can tell some areas that I can clear up a bit next time. I hope you all like it and I look foward learning how to make this better with each one I do.
February 26, 2006
Just me starting to get this thing going. Me just talking about this and that. No real direction just talking about whatever came to my mind.
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