30 years of the World Wide Web! Thank you Sir Tim!

The World Wide Web turns 30 today. Thanks to the connectivity of this amazing creation, people can be anywhere, anytime without leaving their bedroom or getting out of their pajamas. What this means is if your environment has placed limitations on you through poverty of finances or mindset, then you Continue Reading

Finding a community of love and acceptance

Author’s note: Our sympathies to the L’Arche International communities who are mourning the loss of their founder today (May 7, 2019). Click here for a full obituary in the Washington Post. As a writer and a counselor, I’ve encountered thousands of people. Only a few, though, have invited me to Continue Reading

Lady Gaga and taking care of your vision

The first person with blindness I ever met was Pat, my mother’s high school friend. She had Type II Diabetes and the illness had taken her vision. I learned from Pat how to pour a drink without it spilling over by keeping my clean finger at the rim. Because of Continue Reading

Isolation is the most disabling experience

When I was in my early 20s, I broke my ankle which required surgery. For the next six weeks I was housebound because I was disabled and unable to drive. If it hadn’t been for family and friends who carted me around during this time, I would have experienced social Continue Reading

Your diagram for creative living through suffering

An agreement with the concept that God allows suffering or somehow meters it out through the fine science and art of not “giving us more than we can bear” is a cruel, malevolent description of God’s role.

How to find money for your healthcare

When you have a family member with a disability your schedule is built around finding good medical care to provide the therapy, tests, or medication s/he needs to be as healthy as possible. Medical care is expensive, even for simple routine office visits. However, people have options in how they Continue Reading

My Special Needs Child: Advocating, Parenting, and Finding Strength

I’ve been working on my latest project: An e-book with resources to help you with your special needs child or other family member or friend. It’s almost ready to be released. But I don’t want you to wait on me before you obtain the help you need for a family Continue Reading

What dreams will you manifest in 2019?

Endings and beginnings offer opportunities for new dreams. As you close the books on 2018 and begin your journey into 2019, what vision are you walking towards? Below is a story of the history of dream catchers, as shared from the Akta Lakota Museum Cultural Center. What dreams do you Continue Reading

Letting go of the past creates a future for others

I’ve packed up  Howard Jones, Steve Winwood, Nanci Griffith, and Clint Black in the coffin of a cardboard box. And when the box arrives in Washington state, it will be opened and then their guts will be yanked out. Their insides will be respectfully and consciously disposed of but their Continue Reading

Loving someone with autism will expand your world

Today is the 12th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, a label and diagnosis that is now applied to 1 in 58 children in the United States. Millions of families worldwide have had the experience of changing their parenting goals after an autism diagnosis. They are learning about assistive technologies (this Continue Reading

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