For my 3rd birthday, my mother took me and those half siblings to the circus, and it was the world’s most popular circus of its time. She took us to Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey® “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Yeah, right!
This is the response Mother Teresa once gave when someone asked her what they could do to help.
As a species, we are living in a state of being that is centered around “me”, or “I”, and we have steadily morphed into a consciousness that has become extremely self-serving. But times are pressing us to expand our way of doing things, and the pressure is at its boiling point.
We are no longer receiving a gentle nudging from the Universe to change. Paradigms are shifting at a rapid pace, and many are scrambling to keep up. The old way… can no longer be sustained if we are to shift to the next stage of our evolution. (more…)
As a mother to one of the MOST amazing people I have ever known, I cannot even fathom thinking the words on this post’s title, let alone stating them out loud –in a court of law, or anywhere else. Yet, Ariel and Deborah Levy did just that.
As children, the strength of our voices is determined by our parents. If you were raised in a household where children were supposed to be seen and not heard, then speaking out and standing up for your needs would have been a difficult task that would inevitably worsen the older you got.
This was my upbringing.
Too often, I was told that I wasn’t to air our dirty laundry in public or discuss family business with strangers. I was also told to just be quiet, particularly, during those times when my parents were tired and didn’t want to be bothered. (more…)
It is common for a person with autism to have certain food allergies. And it is also common, within the community, for those individuals to be on very restrictive diets; the more popular being GFCF (Gluten-free Casein-free).
Although, precautionary measures are taken to ensure one does not consume foods containing any triggers, some thought may not be given to whether or not the allergen-free foods are manufactured by companies who do not use genetically modified ingredients. (more…)
According to a recent article, 70% of doctors and nurses and 62% of health care workers do NOT receive this annual vaccination. What’s even more surprising is their reasons for not doing so:
- They didn’t believe the vaccine would work
- They believed their immune systems were strong enough to withstand exposure to the flu
- They were concerned about side effects
My son has never received the vaccine, and it’s not because of the vaccine-autism “link”. I just never (more…)