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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Today Marks 20th Anniversary of ADA

July 26, 2010 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most important civil rights victories in U.S. history. Some of the pioneers who worked to pass the ADA are featured in compelling videos produced by TASH.  TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other [...]

The message is clear: plan with attitude, prepare with aptitude, participate with servitude, receive with gratitude, and this should be enough to separate you from the multitudes. ~Krish Dhanam

Anti-Stigma Presentation at the State Consumer Conference

I had the honor and the privilege to both attend and present at the State Consumer Conference on Thursday, July 22. There were so many wonderful workshops that I had a hard time choosing which ones I wanted to attend. I presented with Steven Batson from the Michigan Recovery Center of Excellence on Anti-Stigma. We [...]

Movie: The Best Way Out is Through

If you are like most of us, there have been many roadblocks, potholes and detours on your journey through life. Sometimes we have to hang on while the storms blow through. That that’s what this little 3-minute movie is about – the amazing power of persistence! Just click below to watch. The Best Way Out [...]

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~ Japanese proverb

My Recovery, My Toolbox for Wellness

A friend recently asked me two questions which have gotten me thinking: #1 Who are you? and #2 What do you want out of life?” WOW! Can you actually answer those questions? I thought about them most of the night and found it hard to sleep wondering if I knew the answers to those questions [...]

Leaders are born and made: being born is the mysterious part. ~ Dr. William Anthony Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness. ~William Arthur Ward

SHHH! Just Listen!

Listening is a great skill to have in order to be an understanding supporter. Looking back at my own mental health history, I rarely had anyone just stop and listen to me when I needed to get things out. I always had people wanting to give me advice and tell me what to do to [...]

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. I can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Melody Beattie

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