Developing Healthy Social Media Habits

Over the past several decades, with the advent of social media and hand-held smart devices, we have become increasingly connected to the world around us. Yet, studies show we are feeling lonelier than ever. When social media platforms such as Facebook emerged, they offered a way to reconnect with long lost friends and out of... Continue Reading →

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Forest Bathing: Healing in Nature

Can simply being in nature really improve your health? Studies (and Japanese traditions) say yes. Of course escaping into nature for a few hours is not going to magically cure our chronic illnesses or erase disability, but the benefits of regularly “bathing” yourself in nature are clear. Forest Bathing, known as Shinrin-yoku in Japan, was... Continue Reading →

An Inclusive Society Starts With You

Inclusive. It’s a word that's been buzzing around for some time now. It inspires awards and congratulations for businesses who hire disabled people. It makes “honorary” teammates out of disabled students. It begets news stories about a "Good Samaritan" who helps a wheelchair user stuck on a snowy sidewalk. It results in those memes that... Continue Reading →

An Advocate’s Resolve

If we judge 2018 through social media alone...the twitter tirades, the sarcastic memes, the name calling, the ugly debate threads, the nauseating generalizations, the anger, so much anger (justifiably so)…one might think every ounce of humanity has left us. While sucked into this black hole of incivility, with bleary eyes and mouth agape, I sometimes... Continue Reading →

Parents, teach me your ways

By Cory Hanson I speak from experience when I tell you that the first few weeks of school for a teacher can be some of the most hectic, stressful times of the year. Between new classrooms, changing schedules, new district initiatives, meetings that could have been emails (I really need to finish setting up my... Continue Reading →

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