To Be or Not To Be

I was thinking this morning about the different ways we can view and face our disabilities and what the “best” way to do that is. In my mind, there seem to be 2 schools of thought on the topic. School #1 calls for accepting that we’re different and embracing that we’re not like everyone else. … More To Be or Not To Be

Book Recommendation: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

As an avid inspiration junkie, but also an avid reader, I decided to start a new segment on the blog. Welcome to my very first book recommendation! I heard Karen Armstrong speak on a podcast back in December on the idea of compassion in relation to all of the religions of the world. I immediately … More Book Recommendation: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Taking a Stand

This blog is going to be a little disjointed. I’m going to start with what I wrote initially on my phone after a poor start to an Amtrak ride up from San Diego today. Then I’m going to finish with an amazingly rewarding thing I did. Part 1 I’m not sure that I will ever … More Taking a Stand

What I Don’t Accept

I know I said 2015 was going to be the year of acceptance, but after a repeat of an earlier discriminatory event at Disneyland last night (this time at California Adventure), I have a few things I’d like to share that don’t accept: I don’t accept people’s ignorance of the different types of disabilities I … More What I Don’t Accept