“Movement” Meditation: A Tool for Parenting and Work
by Choo Kah Ying After tinkering with meditation on and off since the 1990s, I have finally crossed a “threshold” to become a regular meditation practitioner over the past four years when I developed my self-formulated “movement” meditation.* Essentially, I spend about 30 minutes each day in a quiet seated position, whereby I engage in deep, slow breathing, while moving my hands gently and pressing on acupressure points in different parts of the body, particularly the head a
Playing "Monster" Peekaboo with My Son, an Autistic Young Man
by Choo Kah Ying Recently, when I released a 17-page illustrated e-book, entitled Beautiful Monster (SGD6; see a short video of the book on YouTube), a mum who purchased the book told me frankly that she was taken aback by the title at first. While it does feature a fictional character of an autistic young man, this book, written in the form of a poem, is inspired by Sebastien (my autistic son) and his “survival strategy” of regulating his emotions through picking up garbage.
Week 17 of Serialization of Where Does My Autistic Son Belong? Chapter 17 The First 7 Days
From time to time, I will hear from parents who have apparently been following my serialization rather closely. It is always a nice surprise for me. Unfortunately, I haven’t been as regular in my serialization as was my original intent. This is particularly the case when I am busy with my paid work as a copy editor, educator, and as an Inclusion & Diversity specialist (kahyingchoo.com). Generating an income with this work is important, as A Mother’s Wish is run on a lot on th