3 01, 2018

Start With What you Believe (and start today)

A brand new year is upon us. A fresh start. I have to admit that I love the ‘newness’ that January brings. I am always happy to press RESTART. A chance to choose new habits that will replace old default habits that no longer serve me. Truth be told, I am a firm believer that each new day is an opportunity to restart. But, there is something about the changing of the year that summons deeper reflection and intentional goal setting. Developing myself and growing into the person that I WANT to be is what fuels me each day. I hold to the conviction that each of us was born to grow from our experiences, and develop our unique personalities and abilities in order to improve, not only, our lives, but, the lives of others as well. I believe my life and everyone in it is a gift from my

28 11, 2017

Shifting Focus: Empowering YOU

“Just relax. You need to take time for you. You should be exercising. Eating healthy, clean and organic meals would help you and your family.” Do these well-meaning statements want to make you SCREAM? Just one more thing on the list of things you ARE NOT doing. The never ending ‘should do” litany continues. Whether we are raising, educating or working with individuals with autism, or any other person with special needs for that matter, we know all too well that we should be taking care of ourselves. But, the million-dollar question is WHEN? HOW? The demands on our physical, emotional and time resources are excessive on a ‘good’ day! A day in the life of a parent raising a child with autism is jam packed with therapy, appointments, phone calls and interspersed with negotiation, begging and meltdowns. Oh, and don’t forget the laundry, grocery shopping, meal prep, cleaning,

28 08, 2017

What You Are NOT Doing

“Just relax. You need to take time for you. You should be exercising. Eating healthy, clean and organic meals would help you and your family.” Do these well-meaning statements want to make you SCREAM? Just one more thing on the list of things you ARE NOT doing. The never ending ‘should do” litany continues. Whether we are raising, educating or caring working with individuals with autism, or any other special need for that matter, we know all too well that we should be taking care of ourselves. But, the million-dollar question is WHEN? HOW? The demands on our physical, emotional and time resources are excessive on a ‘good’ day! A day in the life of a parent raising a child with autism is jam packed with therapy, appointments, phone calls and interspersed with negotiation, begging and meltdowns. Oh, and don’t forget the laundry, grocery shopping, meal prep, cleaning, attending to