Random Thoughts: On Philosophy and Cake

Differing philosophies on religion, politics, and life in general are rather like cake. Cake is basically flour, water, and sugar mixed together, poured into a mold, and baked in an oven of some sort. The product is simple, unadorned, and delicious in its own right. The batter can be enhanced with flavors such as chocolate, […]

Random Thought: On Philosophical Polarity

Philosophically,¬† people’s opinions on most topics — especially politics and religion — are increasingly polarized. Some of us seek the center, swaying gently left and right depending upon the topic . The most vocal elements of today’s world tend to be polar opposites. These folks are typically quite passionate in their beliefs. Emotions run high […]

Random Thoughts: McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program

Last weekend I attended the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP) certification workshop. For readers who don’t know, MDTP is a systematic,¬†exercise-based dysphagia treatment program. Patients improve swallow function by swallowing vs. more traditional treatments based on compensatory strategy and facilitative maneuver training. Certification is required, and I am bound by agreement not to divulge details […]

Words Are Powerful

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Untrue. Words are powerful. They cut through our spirit and leave scars that last a lifetime. Please choose them wisely.   Cynthia Williams Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP owns Bowen Speech-Language Therapy, LLC in Clearwater, FL.¬† Cyndee provides quality, creative, collaborative treatment to adults […]