Category Archives: Midlife and Beyond

Mindfulness: Joy Infusion 101

Mindfulness: Joy Infusion 101

Mindful practices teach us to “watch our thoughts.” I’ve been watching. And lately, I’ve decided to wave a big ol’ yeller flag of caution. As I’ve navigated, with a nonexisting road map,  the post-22 landscape of disAbilities—that barren terrain after school ends forever—I developed a two-word mantra for my life the last nine months: JOY… Continue Reading

Autism Awareness Month, Year 2-0

Autism Awareness Month, Year 2-0

Dominating our 20th annual Autism Awareness Month are issues of finding transportation to work; wages management;* that yet, unfinished art website, and my own next career move. Grace was diagnosed with autism in 1997—so, two decades with this known “disorder” are in the books. Promoting awareness long ago became less of a focus and more… Continue Reading

Resurrecting in Each Now

Resurrecting in Each Now

“Happy Resurrection from Fear to Love, from grief to joy, from ego to Field, from separation to Unity. You are Loved and kept in the Light.”   Five years ago, I was one year into a five-year journey of healing from divorce. I’ve found it takes me, at least, about that long to fully restore my… Continue Reading

Chicago Torture: Special Needs Parents’ Nightmare

Chicago Torture: Special Needs Parents’ Nightmare

I was deeply emotionally and physically saddened this week by the news of the 18-year-old Chicago male with disAbilities who was kidnapped by four youth, two or more who were allegedly classmates, one even considered a friend. The youth took him from a McDonalds, where he was to meet his “friend,” and then led him… Continue Reading

Nature’s Gift of the Present

Nature’s Gift of the Present

As our meeting ended, he, a man with whom I have done business with for many years, rose from my kitchen table and gave me a lasting gift. We had discussed  financial futures, the stock market, the economy, the recent election. Not only was what he shared a gift to me, it was the way he… Continue Reading