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Our ADD ADHD Series featuring Ryan Gosling

In our person with ADD/ADHD series we feature Ryan Gosling this week!

ADD/ADHD person of the week for www.mosaicweightedblankets.com

Ryan Gosling
Ryan grew up in Canada
He moved multiple times as a child, his father traveled for business
His parents divorced when he was young
Was termed “unable to read” in school and eventually read later than most of his peers
Was diagnosed with ADHD in school
He was fascinated by Rambo, watched it over and over 
Took knives to school and threw them at other kids
Was suspended from school 
He was prescribed Ritalin and placed in special needs classroom
His mother pulled him out of school to home school him, he says it gave him a wonderful sense of autonomy that he has never lost 
He is a natural mimic, can imitate anyone and began to talk like Marlon Brando
He idolized and imitated Marlon Brando 
He was bullied
He had no friends growing up in elementary school
He dropped out of school when he was 17

Ryan Gossling performed from an early age, he said it was the only thing that he received praise for
He sang at weddings from a young age with his sister
He worked in an Elvis act with his uncle
He danced in the ballet 

At 12 he went to a Mickey Mouse Club audition and made the show 
Ryan Gosling is a movie star, his film presence is compelling and he has only started on a very successful acting career, he has made 24 films

You never know who your kid will turn out to be, Ryan is a complicated person, and now he is Ryan Gosling, but he jumped some hurdles to get there!

Recommended Weight for weighted blanket purchase

What is the recommended blanket weight for you? We recommend 10% of body weight for children, with 1 – 2 lbs so that blanket will last as they grow, and we recommend 5% to 10% of body weight for adults, depending on height and weight, great for some our sensory blankets, please see attached weight chart
http://www.mosaicweightedblankets.com/choosing-a-weighted-blanket/

How Heavy Should my Weighted Blanket Be?

What is the recommended blanket recommended blanket weight for you? We recommend 10% of body weight for children, with 1 – 2 lbs so that blanket will last as they grow, and we recommend 5% to 10% of body weight for adults, depending on height and weight, great for some our sensory blankets, please see attached weight chart
http://www.mosaicweightedblankets.com/choosing-a-weighted-blanket/

My weighted blanket review sent to use from Shawn Grozek

My camo weighted blanket review sent to use from Shawn Grozek

Teen Boys Weighted Blanket – Camo 
Posted By: Shawn Grozek
“I have aspergers. I live alone. When I have meltdowns my brother would put me in a tight hold which always calms me down. My speech therapist recommended a weighted blanket. I love it. I also use the blanket to sleep. For many years I have not slept very good. Because my mind won’t turn off. The weighted blanket helps me to calm down, enough that I can fall asleep and sleep throughout the whole night. It was rare to sleep though out the night. Thank you. I am finally sleeping. It’s does help a lot.”  I ordered it at www.mosaicweightedblankets.com.

March monthly winner

Our monthly blanket winner is Regina Madonna, she writes
“Good morning my name is Regina Madonna and I am the winner if the weighted blanket through Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support page. I would like a 6lb blanket.. I am so very excited to receive this for my son. I appreciate it so very much. She wrote to us to tell us that her son is enjoying his blanket and to thank us. What a sweet boy he is! mosaic_monkeyblanket

Springing Forward…Help for PTSD, Anxiety and Depression

Since today is the start of day-light savings time, we started to think about saying goodbye to winter and hello (finally!) to spring! Initially our thoughts were going to be about all the great spring patterns we have… but then, we also reflected on all the wonderful testimonials we’ve had recently about how our weighted blankets have literally changed lives and brought new hope. So, this blog will share just one of those testimonials…from a mom having a daughter suffering from PTSD and depression.  Continue reading

Owls, Space and Minky Stripes – SPD help from Mosaic Weighted Blankets

What do Owls, Space and Minky Stripes have in common?

Kids with sensory processing challenges (SPD) will love them all! Cute owls, exciting space scenes, and lots of other fun fabrics to choose from (or you can provide your own unique fabric selection for a completely customized blanket)…and all Mosaic weighted blankets are constructed to provide a super tactile experience…promoting calming and improved sleep. And now with a Minky Stripe option as well…!

A new feature, the Minky Stripe, has recenty been added to Mosaic Weighted Blankets’ offering. This is a sensory 1-2 inch strip of minky fabric sewn onto one side of the blanket. It provides a great soft and cuddly tactile sensation for those with sensory needs. Continue reading

Sensory Issues? Mosaic Weighted Blankets Can Improve Quality of Life

Another testimonial, this one about how Mosaic Weighted Blankets® provided a Christmas Eve solution for a Missouri man’s sensory issues. His wife ordered his gift a bit late, but it arrived just as Santa was leaving on Christmas Eve! His gift was a royal blue plaid, 20 lb, men’s large Mosaic weighted blanket. The woman ordering it said that her husband liked pressure on his feet, and after receiving it and finding it a great sensory solution, his wife wrote to Mosaic Weighted Blankets: Continue reading

Fitbit Device Measures Improved Sleep with Mosaic Weighted Blankets

Wearable Fitness Devices Track a Better Night’s Sleep 

Poor sleep plagues 40% of adults. Yet, sleep is so fundamental to our overall health; so how can we improve our natural sleep rhythm? Part of the answer is in increasing our awareness of our daily sleeping habits, gaining insights beyond, “I’m not getting enough sleep!” Continue reading

Mosaic Weighted Blankets’ Latest Giveaway: Easing SPD Symptoms

Congratulations to our most recent blanket giveaway winner, Angela, who wanted to win a blanket from Mosaic Weighted Blankets® to help with her daughter’s SPD  issues. 

“My daughter, Jesyca, had been diagnosed with ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorder and Depression and Oppossitional Defiant Disorder and at 4 was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder, she has been able to use a weighted blanket at school and at her daycare since she had an IEP from 4 to 6….we had been looking for a weighted blanket (for home use) for a long time, and we couldn’t figure out how to make one, I saw the giveaway in the past and I thought what would it hurt, when I entered and found out we won we were so excited!”   Continue reading