Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I am a very high goal setter. When I put my mind to something I do not stop until I get there. And from the young age of 16, I have already accomplished so much. The goals in my life that I have accomplished so far despite my disability are:
1. Graduating from high school
2. Getting into my community college and graduating from there with my associates
3. Finishing out my degree at my 4 year school, in which I graduated from there with Latin Honors, Cum Laude!!!!!!
Graduating from college with Latin Honors was the proudest moment I have ever felt because I had worked so hard my last two years of college to get to that point.
Now that I am in graduate school studying Special Ed, my new goal is to try to come out with as close to a 4.0 as possible. It may be a lot of hard work but I know I can do it." ~Christina Carlucci
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'
'It was great, Dad.'
'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.
'Oh yeah,' said the son.
'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father .
The son answered:
'I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'
via Scott Williams
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
- Try not to isolate yourself. Reach out to family and friends. If you don’t have a solid support system, take steps to build one. Ask your physician or therapist for referrals to a support group and other community resources.
- Learn as much as you can about your condition. Knowledge is power when it comes to getting the best treatment available, and maintaining a sense of autonomy and control.
- Make sure that you have medical support from experts you trust, and can talk to openly about your ongoing questions and concerns.
- If you suspect that your medication is causing you to be depressed, consult your doctor about alternative treatments.
- If you are in chronic pain, talk with your physician about alternative pain management.
- As much as is possible, remain engaged in the activities you enjoy. Doing so will keep you connected, as well as boosting your self-confidence and sense of community.
- If you become depressed, don’t wait too long before seeking help. Find a therapist or counselor whom you trust.