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Making a Difference, the Friendly Way

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.”   ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. To update my readers – Nava’s surgery went well; she had it done laparoscopically and went home the same day.  She’s doing well, walking around to […]

8 Tips to Minimize Those Natural Worries

Time to gear up those mental and psychological  muscles.  My daughter, Nava, is going in for surgery tomorrow.  Something else is coming out – 9 years ago it was the colon, now it’s the gallbladder.  A very common surgery as we all know.  But surgery is surgery and going under both the knife and anesthesia […]

How To Stop Being A Victim And Start Creating Your Life

I am pleased to share my guest post on Lori Deschene’s inspirational blog, Tiny Buddha. “In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”  Eleanor Roosevelt    ‘They’ say things happen at the ‘right’ time.  For […]

Feeling Good About Oneself

As we see with Temple Grandin’s success, one of the most important things we can do is help people feel good about themselves. We  don’t have to be the doctor or lawyer or rich business person. But we do need to feel competent and good about who we are as a person. Happiness comes from how […]

Building Strengths – Helping Each Other Tap Into Our Areas Of Strength

In my interview with Temple Grandin, she brought up a few key points that really seemed to resonate with people.  ‘Building strengths’ was a biggie. I worked in the school system for years.  I won’t go into a tirade of how this concept of building upon the student’s strengths is not done; rather quite the […]

Take the Chance And Ask For What You Want

Tracey Jackson wrote in her comment to the Temple Grandin interview, “The lesson is in the fact you asked her.  .. To quote one of my favorite quotes, ‘If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.’” To further this idea, if you ask and get turned down, you’re no worse off than before […]

Interview with Temple Grandin

I am very excited to present Temple Grandin, a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University.  Dr. Grandin has pursued her passions, interests and talents and has succeeded in actualizing her tremendous potential despite having {high-functioning} autism. She is also an author, inspirational speaker and advocate for autism.  Dr. Grandin has been […]

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