Growing up with Death sounds so weird, right? How can I possibly grow up with Death, something that is the total opposite? But that’s how I feel. Death has been in my life since I was in kindergarten. If you’re immersed in the world of people with physical disabilities, death might have been with you throughout your entire life.
If you had the option of going to the grocery store to buy food that could prevent you from making so many trips to the doctor, would you do it? Would you do it if it helped you to cut back on medications? Would you do it if it gave you more energy for life, improved your mood, and just …
The subject of our food and how it affects our health and environment has been a growing interest of mine over the past couple of years. I think I’m driven to these topics because I grew up on a farm and I see pieces of how agriculture has
My friends, I write about my White House trip as if I were sitting across the table from you at our favorite hang out spot. You get to pick it. I could write this in so many different ways but luckily, I have a friend who knows me, really knows me. He said I needed to tell this to you, …
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,
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 can before
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
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 myself an audacious gift!
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