Every day you need to recommit to the climb

Every day I encourage you to recommit to living your values.

Consciously decide what you’re going to stand for and how you’re going to show up for people. Every day.

You can’t afford to, “just see what happens” or “see what the day throws your way”.

I know, you can’t control everything. You don’t want to leave it all up to chance either.

That’s reactive living. You’re an artist who is born to create.

Your art can be kindness and your canvas is a fellow human beings heart.

“Nothing happens until something moves.” – Albert Einstein

We must do and be for each other.

When you live with chronic pain or other circumstances with the potential of overpowering your mind with negativity, making a daily commitment to living positively is often a necessary tool.

I imagine those who have climbed mountains have stories about how each step was intentional, purposeful.

If you need to live life like that to push through then do it. That level of purpose can help you push through just about anything.

Can you be a little mentally ill?

Listen to this post … Think of it this way.Say you gently poke your skin with a needle. You feel a slight pain. One that isn’t going to let up as long as the needle is there. But you could keep going if you had to. Though it would be hard.The needle is mental illness.Now

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There’s no such thing as a stupid question

Listen to this post … There is no such thing as a stupid question when you live with neurodiversity. I read an email from my son’s school this morning about registering him for classes for the next term. It listed the instructions on how to do it, but guess what happened? I began reading it

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You can be sick and happy

Listen to this post … I work with many chronically ill teens.I make clear to them they can feel sick and happy.I have yet to experience anything that keeps you aware of the interplay of life’s opposites like chronic illness does.Working to find that sweet spot between pain and comfort, exhausted and rested.It’s often hard

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Thank goodness for second chances

You’ll have your share of naysayers when you’re neurodivergent. When I first enrolled in the Social Work Program, I had a professor who didn’t like me. She went out of her way to try and get me to drop out of the program. It was the early 1990’s and about a decade before I’d learn

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When Facebook wants you to friend a childhood bully

Facebook just recommend I friend someone who literally used to torment me when we were kids. We have FB friends in common it seems. I felt anger at first as I looked at his face. I tried to see evidence of that kid I resented so much. I couldn’t see him. I didn’t know the

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Self-care is about more than getting enough rest

Listen to this post … Self-care isn’t simply about taking care of the parts of you that take care of everyone else. It’s about so much more.  It’s about taking care of the “self”, who you are, what fills you up and makes you feel most alive.  I focus on the self-care that strengthens the

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