The Struggle From Inside

In Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Erich CellaLeave a Comment

As someone living with a crippling affect of Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and someone who has seen a copious amount of his brethren fall victim to this indiscriminate assault on our sacred temple, I’ve had to carry on with that pain but one day I woke up to the realization that …

There Was A Little Girl

In Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Amy BlanchardLeave a Comment

Helping Each other through the “Terrible Three’s” There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; And when she was good She was very, very good, But when she was bad she was horrid. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Amy and Ella This well-known …

Special Delivery

In Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Amy BlanchardLeave a Comment

Back in the spring of 2000 my husband and I lived in a cramped, musty basement apartment from which we were itching to escape. As newlyweds, married only 6 months at the time, we were excited about moving forward with our shared lives into a bigger living space that we …

Jump Over the Holiday Hump

In Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Ariel SilverSpiritLeave a Comment

Tis the season to be jolly is more than a line from a festive holiday jingle. It is an attempt to set the tone for our attitude. However, this can backfire and cause a mind slump for millions of people. For us, getting depressed happens more than most realize, including …

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

In Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Gregory BanksLeave a Comment

Everyone feels self-conscious sometimes. You feel ugly, awkward, freakish, weird. When you go out in public it seems like everyone’s staring you, their faces scowling, eyes displaying a varied mix of disgust and fear. You find yourself wanting to lock yourself in a closet, or like Harry Potter, throw an …