Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. – Naval Ravikant
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.Serenity Prayer
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.Mahatma Gandhi
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.Seneca
It’s been a long time since I posted about our life parenting two kids with FAS and one with severe trauma. Honestly, I was simply wore out. I didn’t have the energy to write about it or even think too much about it. The day to day grind of it all was more than enough. … Continue reading Parenting in a FAS World
I don’t care who you are voting for, but thought it was a catchy title for this post. It’s election season after all. I do care about your why though. Have you thought about the reasons you vote for a specific candidate? We are less than a month away from our general election. I can’t … Continue reading Who are you voting for?
My early morning cardio sessions are always accompanied by a documentary of some kind. I’ve been making my way through “No Direction Home” on Netflix, which is mostly about Bob Dylan. I have always liked his music – I’m a sucker for meaningful lyrics. A seemingly random 30 seconds of the documentary caught my attention … Continue reading Can we fix this?
Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day, not like I must tell you. I am sure your social media apps were covered with messages reminding you to vote. Celebrities championing the message, doing what they can to get people registered to vote. The message is a good one. The next message will be to. Get out … Continue reading Vote?
I haven’t posted in five months or so. It’s taken me a lot of time to wrap my head around everything going on in this country. I’ve also had a lot going on personally (good things and challenging things). I’m slowly coming back around to wanting and needing to write. I need to make sense … Continue reading Have We Always Been Lost?
This post has been on my mind for a couple years now. It looked a lot different back then compared to what I am about to write. UBU (You Be You) was an idea that my oldest daughter and I came up with several years ago. It was born from her desire to help people … Continue reading 3 Pillars
I think my wife and I ponder this question more than any other these days. What the f@&$ is going on? Should we fear Covid-19? Are the steps the country, and more specifically the state, is taking reasonable considering the circumstances? What does this look like in a month, in three months, in a year? … Continue reading What the f@&$ is going on?
School is cancelled for at least a month. This is a great opportunity to push the pause button on worrying about long division and geometry (sorry to those I am offending – if it makes you feel better there is a laundry list of topics I could have used instead) and take this opportunity to … Continue reading School’s Out – Teach Life Skills
At this point the virus has a lot of us feeling trapped. This feeling is simply perspective though. I am sure other parents with children that have mental, physical, and emotional disabilities can relate to what I’m about to write and add to it. Here is some perspective for you all. Our ten year old … Continue reading Trapped
I hope what we are living through ends up being a world that will never be the same. This virus has brought the world to its knees on all fronts. There are deaths. Containment of the virus doesn’t seem likely in the near term. Limits put on our movements are growing by the day – … Continue reading Perspective is Everything
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