Five-time martial arts World Champion Scott Sonnon, whose recent TEDx talk on learning disabilities has reached more than 50 million people, jams with me about his new autobiography, “A Mountain Stands: Confessions of a Suppressed Genius”. Sonnon faced dyslexia so severe that he was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for “disruptive classroom behavior”, and yetRead More iTunes STICHER SHOW NOTES WATCH
“I Do not have these cognitive strengths despite my dyslexia, I have them because of it”
Those inspiring , insightful and empowering words were uttered in the above interview by Larry Banks, Chair of Media Arts Department at LIU. Larry credits his dyslexia super- star strengths for his major badass film success partnering with brands such as Nike, Levi’s and AT&T. And now Larry is compelled to get the word out on Dyslexia’s cognitive advantages, and is channeling his own super star skills to create a documentary about Dyslexia, dubbed non other than ,”Hidden Talents”!Read More iTunes STICHER SHOW NOTES WATCH
Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.
These are the Supersurvivors—individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. Beginning where resilience ends, David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit. What they have found flies in the face of conventional wisdom—that positive thinking may hinder more than help; that perceived support can be just as good as the real thing; and that realistic expectations may be a key to great succesRead More iTunes STICHER SHOW NOTES WATCH
Despite winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the “dummy class” in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected to succeed. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realize that he suffered from the same condition. In his moving memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years.Read More iTunes STICHER SHOW NOTES WATCH