home care

Living with Home Care

Home care helps me keep my independence. But what does independence mean to you? Independence has a subjective meaning. It’s different for everyone and it changes over our lifespan. What independence means to me might not be exactly what it means to you, and what

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Able Act

ABLE Act: ABLE to Make a Difference?

One late night last winter, I checked my email box to find a message from a website called Change.org, home to thousands of petitions created by individuals trying to rally people together for their specific causes. Admittedly, many reach my trash

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7 Ways to Buidl an EmpoweringLife

7 Ways to Be Audaciously Empowering

When was the last time you felt audaciously empowering? Was it as recently as New Year’s Eve when you watched the ball drop in Times Square and devoted yourself to your newest set of personal goals for 2015? Was it within the last year? Did you

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Birthday Gift of Quality

Quality is a Priceless Gift

Yesterday was my birthday which I consider my personal New Year’s Day.  Every year I celebrate it. This year I did something different. One week prior to my DAY, I stayed away from social media and from people other than the necessary ones like my students. By doing this, I was able to give

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No resolutions, only solutions.

No Resolutions, Only Solutions

I’m welcoming more solutions and discarding the notion of resolutions. Will you join me? Do you give yourself resolutions and then stop them? Better yet, do you read a gazillion blog posts about resolutions and how to keep them then find that the posts didn’t help either? It’s time to get serious. Why do we […]

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Challenges Were Meant to Conquer

Welcoming Challenges in 2015

Happy New Year! I wish you many challenges in life. No. I haven’t been drinking. In fact, I’m writing this post one week from the day you read it. This past year has been full of challenges. It’s made me a better and wiser person. No matter how many self help books you read or […]

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Inspiration

Tashauna’s Twist on Inspiration Porn

Everyone has something or someone who inspires them or motivates them to achieve greatness from within. Once you know a person’s struggles and triumphs, the person becomes a source of inspiration. But what happens when the intent

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Inspiration

Full Circle of Writing

Way back in the days when I was a youngin’…in 2007… Just kidding! Though, way back in late 2007 was the first time I wrote for Audacity Magazine. I don’t remember how I even found out about Audacity. I have a feeling I caught wind of it through MySpace or a Yahoo group.

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Nina Ellis Sits in her wheelchair

Nina Ellis Cruises through Challenge

My name is Nina Ellis, and I’m 35 years old.  I live in Ladson, SC, about 30 minutes away from downtown Charleston.  My specific disability is unknown, since I have a few rare problems from injuries from a car accident in 2006.  I have severe

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