Why Wellness Matters

Why Wellness Matters

Why does wellness matter? I recently posed this question to my colleagues, Marci and Brad, who work with me at...

Must Love (Service) Dogs

Must Love (Service) Dogs

Dogs have always been coined “man’s best friend.” They are intuitive to human behaviors and needs and have been a...

A Story of Kindness From the NICU

A Story of Kindness From the NICU

The NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) was our introduction to the bizarre, new world of having a child with major...

Garden Therapy: Self-Care For The Caregiver

Garden Therapy: Self-Care For The Caregiver

My mom is a plant lady. As long as I can remember, she has been pinching this and rooting that....

3 Simple Yoga Tips: Self-Care for the Caregiver

3 Simple Yoga Tips: Self-Care for the Caregiver

When caring for someone with special needs, it’s difficult to prioritize your own needs. Perhaps it seems impossible to even...

An Adaptive Sport: Giving Kids a New Experience

An Adaptive Sport: Giving Kids a New Experience

Kids test the limits. How far up a tree can you climb? Who can run around the park faster? How...

Getting a Service Dog After My Stroke

Getting a Service Dog After My Stroke

Service dogs are a great benefit to many different people. They can aid people with balance issues, seizures, or even...

Dating as a Disabled Person

Dating as a Disabled Person

I’ve always been a romantic – in love with awesome vistas, a good meal, a hearty laugh or those that...

Self-Care in Three Steps

Self-Care in Three Steps

Parenting is the most messy, beautiful, exhausting, and rewarding job. Caring for someone with a special need can be all...

Self-Care for the Caregiver

Self-Care for the Caregiver

“When you become a special needs parent, you’re so entrenched in doing what needs to be done, that you often...