Bright IDEAs | Educators Name Their Favorite Super Heros!

Published: April 28, 2015

In our final Bright IDEAs blog series, we're letting the cat out of the bag...we're spilling the beans...we're letting loose!

Check out who our conference educators identify with as a "super hero"!

Dale Grust | If I was a Super hero, I would have to be Invisible Woman. She received her powers after being exposed to a cosmic storm. That’s pretty cool. In Peru they say that you have to be struck by lightning before you can become a Shaman. Her primary power deals with light waves, allowing her to render herself and others invisible. Many years ago I took the train to NYC with a friend to hopefully see the Grateful Dead. We didn’t have tickets but that didn’t stop us. I decided I could make myself invisible and, somehow, I was able to walk right past all the security guards and found a seat in the back of the theater. Unfortunately, my friend wasn’t able to make herself invisible so she ended up taking the train home by herself. I still practice being invisible from time to time. I don’t know why, but sometimes it seems to work. Invisible Woman can also project powerful fields of invisible psionic energy which she uses for a variety of offensive and defensive effects. This sounds a lot like projecting energy during a massage. I’m all for that!

James Waslaski | I like Superman. A huge part of my market is for athletes. I personally work out at least 5 days per week and I am now a certified personal trainer for The National Academy of Sports Medicine. In my work with athletes I strive to walk my talk when it comes to health and fitness!

Michael McGillicuddy | I have never identified with a super hero. I have always been inspired by real people who have suffered great losses and have remained kind, caring and loving people.

Ruth Werner | My daughter tells me I’m Storm from the Marvel universe. I can control the weather (living here on the Oregon Coast, this is a handy skill, plus, as a woman of a certain age, I travel with my own personal summer wherever I go). I have long white hair (obviously), and according to Wikipedia, I can bend light using moisture in the air and manipulation of mist and fog to appear partially transparent. I do in fact manipulate light and color and water in my work as a textile artist.

Sophia Chan | Unfortunately, I do not follow enough "super heroes" to identify with any. However, as a manual therapist, I have always wished that there were a way for me to observe beneath the skin and manipulate the tissues directly, as if to apply WD-40 directly to all the kinks.

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