Elderly woman hugging young boy.

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 unable to drive. If it hadn’t been for family and friends who carted me around during this time, I would have experienced isolation from the world. From young to old, […]

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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 obtain and find money to […]

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What dreams will you manifest in 2019?

Endings and beginnings offer opportunities. 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 need to listen and pursue more diligently and […]

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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 version of external skin will […]

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How to enjoy parenting challenges

Who can tell ahead of time what the experience of parenting will be like? Technology can let you know the gender of a baby, and sometimes it can diagnose a health issue in the womb. But technology can’t tell you this individual’s personality or forecast her or his future. So parents and children are then […]

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My Special Needs Child

Coming soon! An E-Book for Caregivers with Special Needs Children Learn to ADVOCATE, PARENT, AND BUILD STRENGTH in raising your child with special needs Find your peace of mind as you learn what supports you need in place to guarantee a life of emotional, financial, and physical security for  you and your child Do you […]

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