It is 2020! Happiness is Our Vision for the New Year.

January 27, 2020 Katherine
    Happy New Year! As we begin this new year, I am aware of two things.  One, I am getting older. Two, the world is changing faster and faster getting more complicated every day.  My strategy is to learn to be young in thought and deed.  Young people tend to be more adaptable, flexible,
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Bless Our Hearts this Christmas Season

December 9, 2019 Katherine
  Bless our hearts.  The heart, our capable and vigorous organ pumps our life force throughout our body. It pumps while we wake, slumber, worry, laugh, hug, quarrel, growl at traffic, touch a lover’s hand, sip hot coffee, savor a mint julep, or a tangy sassy margarita. As Christmas approaches, our hearts are focused on
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Helping Our Partners Look Good. It isn't always just about us.

July 12, 2019 Katherine
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it is spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~ Carl Sandburg I love dance, its elegance and the lessons it teaches us about life.  It is easy to focus
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Writing an Ad that Works. The Secrets to Hiring the Right People

May 29, 2019 Katherine
Writing an ad that attracts the right people to work with your family member who experiences a disability. Choosing a title, using keywords can both differentiate your ad from all the others seeking help, it can also attract the right people who want to work for the right reasons. Here is the link to the
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We Are Hiring!

May 9, 2019 fulllifeahead
On this page you will find the job description for the position of the Full Life Ahead Executive Director  along with The 10 Basic Responsibilities of the Executive Director. To apply you must submit your resume and cover letter using the link at the bottom of this page. THE FULL LIFE AHEAD FOUNDATION, INC. EXECUTIVE
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Where Will They Live? Things to Consider When Looking at Housing Options Part Two

April 29, 2019 Katherine
From the time our children are born, we worry about where they will live when they become adults. What will their lives be like? We have a few answers. Doing nothing only kicks the can down the road. It is time to start exploring your options. Let’s discover a vision and assist your son or
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Welcome to The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast!

April 2, 2019 Katherine
  Hello! That is right!  Mikelle and I have started our own podcast and frankly, it is doing pretty well. We talk about technology and everyday life with experts, friends, family and other folks who experience disability. Mikelle uses her iPad and TalkChat app to interview folks. I chime in information and perspectives to consider and
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Home of their Own? What are the options for adult children with disabilities?

March 27, 2019 Katherine
  I remember the day Mikelle told me she wanted to move out of our condo into a place of her own like it was yesterday. It was the springtime of her graduation year.  It was a Saturday evening, the smell of blossoming apple trees filled the air.  As part of our ritual back then,
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Love and the Hardware Store

February 28, 2019 Katherine
Today was one of those mornings. An early and challenging workout at the Crossfit gym, followed by my appealing but frustrating writing class and then, back to Mikelle’s to help her with her blog and another few hours of a steep learning curve as we prepare to launch her podcast. The day abruptly started at
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What is Waiting for You in 2019?

January 25, 2019 Katherine
The Christmas tree is back in the box. Time to put out the welcome mat for 2019. Most of us are tired from all the holiday shuffle and are tempted to fall into the warm arms of a comfy chair, cover ourselves with a cozy quilt, and sip tea as we look out at the
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