Monthly Archives: December 2015

My Favorites of 2015!

As I have done in years past for as long as I can remember, I spent some time on this New Year’s Eve reflecting on the events, both good and bad, of the past year. Although I have been writing … Continue reading

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These Days I Tap…

The technique first caught my attention about fifteen years ago, when I overheard a conversation a co-worker was having with one of her friends.  The subject of the conversation was The Emotional Freedom Technique, or tapping, which is based on … Continue reading

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Look Beyond!

A few decades ago, when I had fewer miles on my wheelchair and significantly less self-esteem, I spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out my place in the world.  As I started college, I was hundreds of … Continue reading

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All I Can Say Is “Wow!”

“I instantly gravitated towards him because he was so handsome and confident. He also had/has stellar taste in music and we spent the next few hours talking about our favorite bands. I almost forgot about the others who were with … Continue reading

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Just Say “Hi!”

Lately, I have been thinking often about communicating with people with disabilities. To some people, it might seem like a weird topic to take up space in my head. Nonetheless, I have spent some time in the last few weeks … Continue reading

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Check Your Ableism…

It’s one of my guilty pleasures.  Along with quality chocolate and a glass of Mascato most evenings, I love watching Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday nights.  I don’t know if I can explain the appeal for me exactly, but there was … Continue reading

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