Category Archives: changing perspectives

What Gives?

This time of year is always one of the most reflective for me. Having spent a few weeks before Thanksgiving thinking about all the things I am grateful for, I spend the beginning of December watching the world prepare for … Continue reading

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Radical Gratitude

In the last few weeks, it seems like several bad days have attacked me all at once. I am once again incredibly shorthanded in terms of caregivers, and for various reasons, some other issues have become intense for me. All … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

The show was groundbreaking for its time. Life Goes On premiered on September 12th, 1989 and lasted four seasons, with the last show airing on May 23rd, 1993. The story was about the life of a typical family. What set … Continue reading

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Welcome to my World

To the parents of the child just diagnosed: Hi, I am Lorraine. These days I am a writer, blogger, and die-hard Astro’s fan. Over the years I have perfected my chili recipe and I like to make cinnamon glazed almonds … Continue reading

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You Need to Let Go…

It’s not my line, although I wish I could take the credit. This morning I spent a few minutes watching a Ted Talk about letting go. Jill Sherer Murray talked about a relationship in her past. She had dated this … Continue reading

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Sometimes I’m Wrong

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think. In my experience, usually when t.v. shows are made about people with disabilities simply living their lives they tend to be sickeningly drippy. Think Tiny Tim meets Superman. Get the picture? Most … Continue reading

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Does It Matter?

Most people close to me know that in the last few months I have been working on my first book. It has been a true labor of love because the information within it is what I am sincerely passionate about. … Continue reading

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