While I commend the profession of speech language pathology for staying grounded in science, speech/language therapy requires a generous amount of "humanness". Think about the personal manner of your child's pediatrician., or even the customer service you received while dining out? I feel the best of these relationships are based on something almost invisible yet tangible. The therapeutic alliance is similar for me - invisible yet essential. Which leads me to my next topic: mindfulness. But first, I'll visit an art museum and remind myself that life is more than big data.