We all have something to say, and all our voices count. We don’t express ourselves in the same way because our voices are different. However, we need to know that we’re heard. It’s important that the listening is focused, caring and without judgement. These are simple concepts, but on International Stuttering Awareness Day they take […]
It's October, so we set out to observe fests, festivities and festivals around the globe. It's also a fine month for quieter holidays that deserve remembrance.
Our impressions come from breathtaking photographs in magazines and fascinating online tours. We’ve seen movies set in these impossibly beautiful locations and heard news reports on their impending demise. Very few of us will ever travel through the veil of vast distance into the layers of the rainforests, but we’re enchanted by their lush mysteries. […]
When we meet someone walking with a blind cane, we think of his condition as a disability. However, do we consider the independence with which he travels along the sidewalk? October 15 is designated as Blind Americans Equality Day, but it used to be known as White Cane Safety Day. It took more than 40 […]
An unsteady ladder leads to a fall and a broken arm. The drive to the hospital ends with a cast and a promise to be more careful. When our bodies are hurt or sick, the cause is identified, and the treatment helps us mend. This is not so easily the case with our minds. The […]
Why does Chris get all the credit? Leif was ahead of him by almost 500 years. Still, most people assume that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Mention Leif Erikson, and you might get a puzzled stare. The truth is that neither man ever set foot on the shores of the United States, but at least Leif […]