Category Archives: communication

Me Too…

There is a beautiful movement on Facebook and Twitter right now and it seems to have gained momentum in the last few days. Women are being encouraged to post the phrase “Me Too” as a status on their wall if … Continue reading

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Why My Name is “Ellie”

I’ve always liked the concept behind nicknames.  That certain people call you names different than you were given at birth, out of love and affection.  I’ve had plenty over the years.  Some are embarrassing from when I was small.  Nope, … Continue reading

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Stay With Me

It’s a complicated issue. Stay with me. I have made no secret on this blog about the fact that I have a psychiatric disability as well as a physical one, and I am willing to talk about it as much … Continue reading

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Hands Down!

For me, the decision to attend graduate school was not a difficult one. The university where I had gotten my Bachelor’s degree had a Master’s program that had my name written all over it. Rehabilitation Counseling. The field of study … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Irony…

Good communication has always been very important to me. I suppose there are a number of reasons for that. First, communication has the ability to level the playing field. Sometimes, when people see my disability, they assume I am not … Continue reading

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