Thanks to the efforts of many individuals, organizations, and awareness campaigns, the future looks bright for individuals with special needs. So much has changed, even within the past decade, in terms of society’s acceptance of individuals with disabilities and understanding of the reality that individuals with special needs can positively impact others—including their families, schools, … Continue reading Happy Memorial Day: Commemorating those who gave their lives so that all Americans could have the opportunity to #BeImpactful
Last month, Exceptional Entrepreneurs (an innovative ministry of Grace Church in Fort Myers, Florida) invited me to speak to a group of their parents and to share how I serve and guide my clients through some of life’s often frustrating and overwhelming planning decisions. Exceptional Entrepreneurs strives to foster a safe, nurturing environment that offers … Continue reading How “Blue Tulle” Provides People with a Purpose
Split Pea Soup. Appealing to you? Does mentioning this pale-green, creamy, luke-warm liquid make anyone feel excited? Accomplished? How about proud? Until recently, me neither. None of those emotions came to mind. Gigi's University is one of many programs at Gigi's Playhouse, an educational and awareness center for individuals with Down syndrome. The focus of … Continue reading Split Pea Soup
I recently read an article explaining how to act in a way that made you seem more genuine. The whole premise of this article perplexed me. I believe the perception of a genuine conversation stems from truly being engaged and being interested in getting to know another person on a deeper level. The thing I … Continue reading Don’t Act. Be.
Mike Tyson was once quoted saying, "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." It is that time of year in which many of us are looking back at our successes and challenges of 2015. Through that reflection, we are evaluating how well we kept our focus of the intentions that we … Continue reading Create a Plan for the Unexpected