Monthly Archives: February 2015

Vitamin D & ASD: A Connection?

In the past few months, I have seen this question come up again: “What role do vitamins and other supplements play in ASD?” Most recently, the spotlight has been on Vitamin D. The first article I read about was reviewing … Continue reading

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NED Awareness Week

This week is National Eating Disorders (NED) Awareness Week. As posted on NEDAwareness.org, “In the United States alone, 30 million people will be impacted by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Eating disorders can include extreme emotions, … Continue reading

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World Thinking Day

Did you know that Sunday is World Thinking Day? Girl Scouts throughout the world created this day to participate in activities and projects that center around an annual theme. This year’s theme of “creating peace through partnerships” is inspired by … Continue reading

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Presidents and Americans with Disabilities

In honor of President’s Day, I decided to reflect on some of the Presidents who played a significant role in improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Up until the 60s, most families were ashamed to admit that … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day!

There are several popular legends surrounding the story of Saint Valentine. One is that he was a Roman priest who was arrested, imprisoned, and eventually martyred after being caught marrying Christian couples. At the time, helping Christians was considered a … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindness

This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week. As I thought about the topic, I began to consider how kindness is taught. The rampant problem of bullying in our schools underlies a deeper issue – are we teaching our children … Continue reading

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In the Public Eye

I began reading Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most, by Timothy Shriver this week. Although I was generally familiar with the story of Rosemary Kennedy, I was not aware of how much she inspired her family to devote their careers … Continue reading

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