Fully Present

If you cannot spend all that time with your kids, give them quality time. That is, even if all you had was 5 minutes in a day, give them your whole attention in that 5 minutes, be fully present for them.
Being fully present is what I have been learning as a play therapist for my son, Nathan, who has autism. It has also helped me deepen my relationships with all my kids. I give my typical child, Ian, very little time, compared to my special-needs twins.  However, I’m confident in the strong relationship he wants to build with me, simply because of the quality of the time I give him.

In the photo: I was in the playroom, doing play therapy for my Nathan, when Ian, popped in and wanted to play with us. I welcomed him to the game. He was so silly and engaging that Nathan kept asking him to be a monkey.

  

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Success Despite Brain Injury

This is such a good story.  Mike’s brain injury led to the loss of his job and inability to provide for his family.  But he decided that he wanted to live for his young family.  Unable to work, the turned to online businesses which gave him hope.  Three years after that incident, he is able to earn more than his previous high-paying job and more importantly he can be with and enjoy his family.  

Read more about Mike’s Story, how he achieved success, and his invitation for you to be online business partners.

This story resonates with me because my special needs twins may not get that college degree or even get into the “rat race”. Laying down the groundworks and building an online business will certainly help them by-pass the “rat race”.

In the photo:  Me and my Nathan.  He does not go to school.  Instead, I’m his Mommy-Therapist and we play to grow his social skills.

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My biggest “Why”?

My ambitions are simple. I just want an extended family vacation at the beach where my kids can soak up the vitamin D from the sun, get grounding from the sand and get a detox bath at the sea. We can also eat healthy and get fresh produce from the local farms. There are so much health benefits from being at the beach compared to a chlorinated pool.
In the photo: me and Nathan enjoying a short beach trip we had last year. Though he has a bit a challenge walking, that didn’t stop him from enjoying being tossed and turned by the strong waves.