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Growing Up with Death

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez1 Comment

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.  

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Quality is a Priceless Gift

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez2 Comments

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!

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Welcoming Challenges in 2015

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

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 conferences you attend in the …