What’s Your Motivation Style?

10 Oct
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My newest speaking program on disabilities covers universal design. With that existing, a trend in my bookings this fall is colleges and universities asking me to incorporate my content on universal design with my flagship awareness program, as an extended...
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What is “Illness Shaming”? … and How to Knock It Off

6 Sep
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I want to talk about stigma. When I do my presentations, I actually come out and outright reject the word stigma, because the actual definition is something like, “a mark of disgrace.” Yeah, that this someone has an actual mark...
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When I Have Zero Bandwidth for Other People’s Problems

22 Aug
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So your boss is being a jerk again. You had a fight with your girlfriend. Your new alternator is going to cost $300. Sorry, but today, I don’t care. I just can’t. Not because *I’m* a jerk. But because I...
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The Link Between Having a Disability and Parenting a Child with a Disability

10 Jul
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Sunday night, in a small town in Montana, I met a really incredible woman. She’s the cousin of another friend I made in this town, and when he introduced us, and she asked what I do for work, she immediately...
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How to Help Me Learn to Say “Yes” Again

26 Apr
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I recently caught myself doing something terrible … in my brain. My default answer to invitations for social events, whether intimate or large, has become “no.” I have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and...
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