In honor of Autism Awareness week I shared this with my contacts this morning. I hope this helps anyone who wants to know what it is like to be a parent of a special needs child. Welcome to Holland “ I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability-to [...]
Most people spend their entire life looking for answers outside themselves. The answer to all your struggles, all your difficulties, and all your most pressing problems are on the inside. Go there and listen.
It's ok to compare yourself with others as long as long as your thought is "That person is just like me...on the inside." Because aren't we all just doing the best we can, with what we have, with where we came from, and who we are?
The thing about humility is just when you think you've got it, you don't. Just keep trying though.
Signs to watch out for in your child: Severe mood swings Eating habits to gain or lose excessive weight Changes in the sleep patterns Isolation from others Being overly sensitive Dramatic changes in social groups Overly concerned with body image I know that all of these things can be considered normal behavior for a teenager. [...]
What will you do today to prevent someone else from being lonely or isolated? Listen to the voice inside you that is calling out to you...listen.
Keys for me and maybe for you. In no particular order or amount...lots of water, vitamins, exercise, reading, sitting with family, laughing, watching a great movie, meditating, praying, breathing (always good), being outside, contemplation, listening to music, looking at art, and one last thing loving.
I love bringing people together. I remember writing once when I was in high school that I wished all of my friends were friends with each other.
Do you meditate? If the answer is no, what do you do to calm yourself from the inside? Most spiritual teachers say that the only way to connect or reconnect with your truest self is to go within. Meditation can be done for 5 minutes or 5 hours. The time does not matter...just going within [...]
I am a member of the Drug and Alcohol Task Force in my town. At our monthly meeting last week we were beginning to wrap up the meeting after we had covered all of our agenda topics. As we were about to close one our members, a wonderful a caring man named Rob, spoke up [...]