Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.
The difference between them is how they perceive those results; religious people see them as a reward bestowed upon them by a supernatural God -- a colorful sticker on their report card, while atheists see them as the natural byproducts of living ethically.
How can you align your intentions with actions? This was one of the key questions that the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth (and Meaning) Is Community (PYMWYMIC) discussed at their annual Impact Days from 7-9th April in Amsterdam.
What truly matters is how you choose to handle these setbacks. By focusing on positivity and recognizing that those who you trust the most may disappoint you at some point, you may move on and learn from these life lessons.
The most disrespectful thing you can say to young people is, "you are the leaders of tomorrow." This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where young people are stigmatized to believe that there is a minimum age for being capable of changing the world.
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. It is also a time for awareness of other causes and diseases. I am constantly aware of Parkinson's, however, since I was diagnosed with its symptoms three years ago, when I was 67.
We as humans have the technology, and the ability. Apparently not the desire. We could be transforming sick , injured, and disabled people into healthy, happy, accommodated, valuable, and contributing members of society.
Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.
You're walking down the street. Your eyes are looking forward and you notice a person coming your way. You prepare to say "good morning," "hello," or something similar, only to have the other person drop their eyes to avoid contact.
If cancer is preventable (meaning its prevalence can be reduced by making lifestyle and/or environment changes, excluding hereditary cancers), then how and why are we still struggling to reverse the increasing incidences of cancer?
My goal is to help them merge their desire to do good through business with the reality that they'll need to be good at business. Once I realized that stories stick, I started keeping track of the stories that stuck best.
I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an old airfield, very near Surpiste, "the runway", which I had known from the 2010 post-earthquake days as the site of one of the largest displacement camps.