Sunday, December 27, 2015

Discovering Julie Renee and her Quantum Healing Secrets

I have experienced a spinal cord injury and paraplegia as a result of cancer treatment in 2001 at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute.  Since then, I've been on a journey to heal and rejuvenate my body to return to full mobility using Reiki, chi kung, ionization, aromatherapy and other energy healing modalities.  For 2 months in 2007, I was able to get funding from a private foundation for hyperbaric oxygen therapy at a private clinic in southern California, but could go no further when the money I raised had run out.  And I even found another opportunity with a similar process called Cyclical Variable Adaptive Conditioning, cvacsystems.com, at a reasonable rate, and I felt, could improve my condition more effectively.  But there was always the limitations of transportation and the high costs of personal care assistance.

For well over a decade I searched for the chance to get treatment and the best physical therapy. And finally realized that I just couldn't make that happen in California, no matter how hard I tried.

I am happy to say, however, that there's increasing sensation in my feet, legs and throughout my back as a result of all that I've done so far.  Even the local physical therapist (short term in-home therapy) here in Long Prairie was surprised to find that my feet were kicking and some response in the lower legs!  YAY!

So earlier this year, I decided to move to Minnesota and get access to treatment and therapy at the Mayo Clinic, and possibly additional clinical studies for my spinal cord injury.  Right now, I live in a small semi-rural town in northwest Minnesota and preparing plans to move south to Rochester or "the cities" (what Minnesotans call Minneapolis and St. Paul) in the next year or so.  It is certainly much quieter, more peaceful, and more affordable with easier access to housing.

Then couple of months ago, I made an amazing discovery.

After listening to an audio interview by Jennifer McClean of Healing with the Masters with transformational master healer and #1 Brain Rejuvenator, Julie Renee-Doering, julierenee.com, I was simply blown away. Julie Renee talked about her story of how she struggled to recover from cancers after the atomic bomb testing in New Mexico, and the numerous surgeries that left her wheelchair bound. She had a miraculous recovery and spent over 25 years developing the quantum healing brain rejuvenation, cellular neogenesis, and personal transformation programs that she has now shared with thousands of people. 

Although she had offered her 'Grow Younger' with Cellular Neo-Genesis program at a discount, I emailed Jennifer McClean to ask if they could gift the program to me.  And she very kindly did!

 I LOVE Healing with the Masters! Words can hardly explain how Julie Renee's story and her path to recovery resonated so deeply with me!  It's exactly what I have been looking for over the past decade, my healing request has just been answered.  Wow, what a GIFT!

I have been looking for just such a healer and teacher like Julie.  One of her programs I plan to start with in 2016 is the Quantum Healing Secrets.  And if her story and programs resonate with you as well, then don't wait! Check out her free introductory video: https://youtu.be/qgEduLgbnzE







Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Beacons of Light ~ Re-minders from Home
December 16, 2015

Fulfilling the Vacancy of Light ~A Time of HOPE
The Beacons of Light Re-minders from Home are presented Live on the internet,
transcribed and posted here on the 15th of each month.
Beacons of Light
December 2015
Presented Live 11/31/2015


Greetings Everybody, I am Elrah of Rhythmic Service.
I wanted to join in for a moment because I am also having a birthday. Actually I have a birthday every month, but I have not told anyone about it because you do not quite have enough numbers to add up to my birthday. No, we are past the 200,000 mark now and we just kind of forget about it from that point. I wanted to celebrate with all of you though, because you understand what is taking place on Planet Earth and it is  becoming rather beautiful.

Hope

Now we know you have all these problems that are a concern: ISIS, Al Qaeda, plus all these different things going on in your world that you think you have to control. Dear ones, I will tell you something else. There are so many different divisions of this for you live in one aspect of it only. There are other choices being made and some of the most beautiful parts about this are occurring in another dimension of time and space right next to yours. In the dimension closest to you, if you want to think about it that way,  they have just resolved the situation. There they have found a peace, discovering a way to neutralize the hate and the war on planet Earth. It might even spread to others, so hold a little bit of hope. Why? Because the vibrational walls are becoming mighty thin now and you are going to see a little bleed through from that. All of a sudden you will be walking around thinking, “Oh, the world is a mess! I do not have anything to be happy about.” Then all of a sudden you will find yourself laughing. Well, that is a re-set and what we get to do from this side of the veil. You still have free choice. We do not impose anything on you, but we set up an opportunity for you to see the hope because that is the part that is missing. You understand that when you are looking so closely and holding on so tightly, that you actually project what you want to see on the screen in front of you. Yes, dear ones, you create your own reality this way day after day after day.

You Are All Connected

When you do not see your heart’s desire reflected in other people and they do not seem to be going in the same direction that you are, now you will see a little bit of a change. It is that difference that can cause you to doubt yourself and wonder what is taking place in the world around you. Well, dear ones, you are all connected in these beautiful ways. Let us just share with you that that connection is growing stronger. As you start unveiling the parts of each other, you will see the ways you are connected. It allows you to see that little shift of your own heart energy, which can make a difference with the people around you. It can even spread out into your communities, cities, countries and every part of the globe, for it is magical energy indeed.
We want to reassure you that you are never alone. Never, ever alone! Oh, you have all these challenges going on and you are trying to figure out the world. That is what you want to do. You want to explain it all on a piece of paper and say, “This is how it works. This is what is going to happen.” It does not always work that way, but you have come pretty close. Now you are reaching a point where you can rediscover your own power and that is beautiful! You have all new rhythms on planet Earth and many of you are trying to adjust to them, but we know that many times you have challenges. Re-member, dear ones, that you have strength built in; you have a part of us within each one of you.

Filling the Vacancy of Light

We want to share with you that over the next several months, there will be opportunities to release your worries and challenges that you experience, always trying to fix the world. You can start letting go of some of those things and enjoy the journey for a little bit. Now we tell you that yes, you are part of the world.Yes, these are everybody’s problems that they have to resolve and communicate with,  and you may have a part of that. For now we will wait and see, but in the meantime you have the ability to ground a tremendous amount of light. That light is in need of being grounded right away, because there is more of a vacancy of light in the Earth than you can imagine. Dear ones, you can be the vessels to bring it through. So what we are going to ask you to do, even as you have all these challenges happening on your planet, is this take a moment out of the games…all of them. Do not judge them as right or wrong, just put them on pause for a moment and work with your light. Bring your light through to planet Earth. Start bringing some of the energy through and for 30 days. Every time you look at something and your mind says, “Oh, my goodness, what is going on?” just stop. 
Stop whatever you are doing in that instant, take a breath, bring the energy through you and just ground it. It feels wonderful in a physical body when you do that. That is the idea, yes, you have it now! We will tell you first of all, there are some really good people on the job. A lot of Lightworkers are working at this already and we will ask you to send energy to settling the Earth collectively, but do not take it on as your responsibility. That is the important part, because once you take it as your responsibility to fix the world then you go down with it, and we need you. We need you full of energy, full of life, and full of rhythms. We are ready to set the new energies of planet Earth, so take this and make something magical of it. These are the times that all of you wanted to be here. You actually rearranged your whole cosmic schedule so you could be on Earth at this very moment. That was beautiful and we are really proud of you for being here during these times. Trust that you are making a major difference.

Refresh Your Hearts: Grounding Your Light into the Earth

Watch for a couple of things. Number 1: When you are watching your televisions or reading news stories online or in the paper, you often say, “Oh, this is really sad. This is really difficult…” Take a moment, set it down, shut off the television or whatever you need to do and run some energy to that beautiful planet that you are on. She can really use it right now and furthermore, she will provide the essence to help resolve the problem anyway. So, it is all coming in a beautiful path. Yes, you have a few more difficult turns to take. It is no surprise to tell you that you have a few unruly people on planet Earth and they are scared. That is really what this is all about. Now there are a lot of predictions we can make about it, but let us stay removed from it all for just a moment. Let us refresh your hearts and reset a new energy of hope. That is where it comes from and if you cannot find it in your own world, then all you have to do is pay attention to the adjacent reality right next to yours. Sometimes you will find yourself smiling for no reason, but that is a perfect reason right there. We are sending it to you to tickle your funny bone, to remind you that it is a game and you are supposed to be having some fun. Now you have it.
That is what we are going to ask you to do: ground your light into the Earth. She needs the light; she can use your balance in a lot of ways. That will also put your energy to work in a grounding process that is perfect, because each one of you have a little part of the puzzle that is going to be needed to build this new Earth. You all have little unique parts that are beautiful but they all have to come together, which means that you have to have enough communication to do that. Well, that is going to be happening. Now that you have the impetus to do that, do you realize what has happened? Can you see that perhaps this may be the first time that you have all these countries talking to each other? It could be magical. You could walk out of this with a beautiful escalation of vibration. You can walk out of this to live in a whole new place, so expect that. Set that in your path ahead as a crystal. Then when you walk upon it, you say, “Oh look at that. It all happened just the way we wanted it to. What do you know about that? Maybe I am a creator after all,” you will say. Yes, you are more than you can even imagine. The reality is you have done pretty well even though when you first got here, you did not want to do any of that Yes, yes, a lot of you had to panic, and many experienced separation anxiety from being away from home and being alone as a spirit. At least you think you are alone because that is the game you are playing…pretending to be separate. We ask you to connect to the Earth especially during the next 30 days. It will make a lot of difference and send a graceful energy all over the planet. That is your responsibility and it is what you came to do.

Plan B

Many of you came with very unique gifts that you brought here to Plan B. Plan A is over with and it did not end the Earth, so you have made it to Plan B. Now we are excited to see what you can build and do with this place. You have a beautiful garden planet in the universe, so what are you going to make of it — what is next? That is the question we are going to ask you now. You can wait for feedback and see what is happening with the world as things unfold. It is time for the conscious creators to awaken from the dream and enjoy the journey, for it never was about the destination. You do not have to arrive anywhere. Just stay in motion because it is about the journey, which is the whole purpose. So swing way over here, then take a little detour over there. Along the way do not forget to go down here and way up here, then experiment all over the place. Enjoy every part of it, because all of it is for your pleasure; all of it is for you. You are the magicians that set this into motion. We are simply here to help you re-member who you are and help you pick up the pieces from there.

Holding Hands

You had a lot of dreams before you came here to planet Earth, both individually and as a collective. You came in as part of a really large group, the Family of E. You have already made huge impressions and pushed the Earth, as well as  humanity, in a direction of growth and sustained evolution. Magical. Now you get to do it again, but this time open your eyes during the process. Become aware that you are not alone; you are actually holding hands with a group of beautiful people around you. Dare to look them in the eye and offer encouragement. Open those paths ,and you will start to move as a collective of humanity, instead of a group of individuals all scampering around trying to find their own way. Now is the time and you have the motivation to do so. Your leaders are also coming together for a common cause. No matter how difficult you think that common cause is or the challenges on Earth, focus on the positive. Take a look at some of the things that would not have happened had this not been in motion. You are on a beautiful path and you are truly in charge of it, so enjoy the journey. Take it wherever you like it and enjoy the areas of discovery of all kinds of planet Earth. Know above all else, that you are loved more than you can understand. We watch you every day, dear ones. 
We see some of the struggles you go through, and we watch you taking responsibility for things. We know when your heart is hurting and  we see that sometimes you cannot get your energy out. It is all turning around and you have that part of it deep within you. So, become part of the collective and speak your words. Let it out and do not worry about the effect it has, simply speak it from the heart. Share it in such a way that there is room for other people to have their own truth, too. Although you do not have the only truth, it is also important that you start speaking your truth because you carry that precious little part with you. You may doubt your power and you say, “Who am I? Who am I going to be? Am I the one who saves the world with my little piece that I brought from Home?” Well, you cannot unless you put it down now, can you? That is what we are asking you to do. Put your piece in place. It is time. Above all, enjoy the journey.
It is with the greatest of honor that we greet you in these ways as the collective of what you call the group. That is not a word that we put on it, but we do find it very amusing. And we also find it very beautiful. What is happening here is you have resonated a part of your heart that reminds you of Home and why you are here. So keep up the great work and know that you are loved. There is a brand new rhythm on Earth and you are pretty close to adapting it into your lifetimes. Watch for the hope, dear ones, no matter where it comes from. Accept it. Make a space in your heart for it to come into your reality, and then ground it when it does. You are on a beautiful path. Know that we are right behind you every step of the way.
It is with the greatest of honor that we ask you to treat each other with respect. Nurture one another every chance you get and open the door for each other for heaven’s  sake, because it helps a lot. And play well together.
Espavo.
The group.
The word Espavo is an early Lemurian greeting : “Thank You for Taking Your Power”

 ~ Greetings Family of Light ~
It is with holiday cheer that we send greetings from our hearts to yours at this special time of the year.
It is our hope that the spirit in the air in this magical season finds you full of joy and hope. Together we can spread peace and light onto this planet one heart at a time. Let it begin with us.
Our family is blessed as it grows to include our two sons, wonderful daughter-in-laws and our two grandsons. On top of that, our Belgian “daughter” Elke, has also blessed us with a granddaughter recently. Our extended biological family continues to spread out and grow every year as the children we saw grow up now are having their own families. The same is true of our spiritual family of Light. We see it growing each year as we connect our hearts.
Thank you all for being such an important part of our lives. During this season we take a moment and honor you as family.
With Love and Light
Austin, Barbara & Steve Rother
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Best Exercise to Improve Your Posture

While dance is not only fun, and a beautifully expressive form with which to create, it is also one that teaches you proper posture and alignment.  I was taught the term 'alignment', that being to align your body from the head down to the feet, and, believe it or not, dancers can be just as prone to incurring injury from improper alignment.


Read on for more by Monika Volkmar on the critical importance of maintaining alignment on her blogsite, The Dance Training Project, danceproject.ca: Best Exercise to Improve Your Posture?


Friday, November 20, 2015

The Beacons of Light ~ Re-minders from Home
November 17, 2015

~ Multidimensional Choice ~
What Happens When I Choose?
The Beacons of Light Re-minders from Home are presented Live on the internet,
transcribed and posted here on the 15th of each month.




Greetings from Home, Dear Ones.
We join you with a game already in progress, for you have been in motion for some time. You have been playing a game with pretending to be a human with all your blindfolds on. So magical! You cannot even see your completeness. You can only see your imperfections and we find that fascinating, because it’s actually those imperfections that create beauty on your planet. Own them. Hold them dear. Guard them. Be proud of them; watch how your reality changes.
We are here to bring you a message for the coming month, and to also give you a vision of where humanity is in this moment. These are very unique times, because as humans you are becoming aware that you are multidimensional in nature. You have always known that what you see in front of you, that which you call your reality, is only a small section of what you actually can experience and stretch out into. Humanity is now at a junction where humans will begin to access multiple dimensions simultaneously. Let us go back and explain from an individual perspective first, because that will more easily be understood.
If an individual is strolling down the illusion of time pretending to be human with a blindfold on, what happens is that they come to a point where they must make choices. Well, you are aware that choice is actually at the base of your power; it is the understanding and the expression of your light on planet Earth. So you make these wonderful choices, but what happens to the other options? You choose to move in the direction of A, but what happened to C, D and E—the other opportunities? Dear ones, because in nature you are multidimensional you never miss anything. Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had made a different choice years ago? Perhaps you would have decided to be in a relationship with someone other than the person you’re married to now, or perhaps you would have changed your choice about having children. Such major decisions totally change your life. Fascinating! Well, what happens dear ones, is when you choose to go down this path you will honor this choice; all of the other choices are simply taken up by your other dimensions. 

So, you actually miss nothing because all of it is experienced from the whole. However, only a small section of it is experienced in your reality since it’s basically a bandwidth of vibration. As you already understand, there are many radio waves going through your body right now. In fact, if we were able to capture all the radio waves that transverse through your body, you could probably pick up many individual radio stations. Because they are all going through your body at once, you actually have to tune into a single radio station at a time. That requires a device that you call a “radio” to bring in one station out of all the waves. So, that is how your reality is tuned right now. When you wake up in the morning, you know your name, where you are going and the parts that you are playing, because you are in this present dimensional reality. 

Now, wouldn’t it be nice once in a while to jump into one of these other realities and see how your choices would have worked out? Now you have that capability because all humans are becoming aware of being multidimensional in nature, which is actually your true nature not a new evolution. This is a new discovery and that is where all humans are right now. So many of you are learning how to access your other dimensions of time and space right now. Some are even starting to learn how to teach and guide others into multidimensional healing modalities, which can be very powerful. Now let us look at the collective.

Multidimensionality as Seen from the Collective of Humanity

Does the collective vibration of humanity, as each of you know it, cover the full gambit of vibrational ranges or is it only a small segment of reality? We tell you, dear ones, as enormous as you think that is, actually it is only a small segment of reality. You are tuned into on your own radio dial so that your body can hold and filter through that reality. Does it mean nothing else is occurring? No, all sorts of things are happening right in front of you. However, you cannot see them because you are tuned into one reality, one vibrational range. Now the collective vibration of humanity is the same and it is tuned into one experience. Does that mean that there are still others out there? Yes, there are and here is the beautiful part of that: Humans can choose which one to live in and that is new. 

You have always had the dimensions, but it has only been recently that you developed the ability to perceive them. Now as you are reaching a level of your own vibration where you can start to see some of the illusions that were placed there to create having a human experience—all of it is there. Can you go back in your own mind and remember a tragedy in humanity? Remember an event that happened which brought profound tragedy and deep, horrible grieving to people around you. Perhaps the day the Hindenburg crashed or the day that the Twin Towers fell. You can go back to anything that made a huge imprint in humanity, wherever it occurred. Now you are starting to get the idea. There are other dimensional realities where that entire event was avoided, where it did not happen. Why? Because it was a choice of the collective to experience it. Now, you are becoming conscious. 

Humans, Lightworkers, are now becoming aware that you are multidimensional. All of these parts of you extend far beyond this limited range and in a very short time, every single person on Earth will start being able to use that consciously. This truly is an awakening from the dream. You are all starting to awaken and discover that you are in a game already in progress that you can change. Only can you change your own individual reality by choosing very carefully. Can you choose which one of these all the humans are going to experience? No, of course you cannot. You are only responsible for yourself; however, now you can choose which one of those you wish to live in and that is new.

Choosing the Reality You Wish

There has been such a vibrational separation between dimensions and reality, which was very much needed for humans to be able to play the game. You woke up in these bodies of density and you had to adjust to them. You had to find out how to work them how you were going to evolve in them. You have evolved in so many magical ways. You can think of the collective as that which you see when you turn on your television and watch news about your world. You think, “That is the truth.” Dear ones, it is actually only a small part; the truth is that is the new reality. You can choose where you wish to live. What if you wish to live in one of those worlds that has only ever had two wars and is not at war at the current time? Can you re-member a time in your own lives where there was no war? 

That is a beautiful evolution of the collective. You can take yourself away from this environment but then what happens? Many of you are feeling so responsible: “Have I abandoned them? They are going to have all this horrible….” Dear ones, it is all a balance now is it not? You may experience a negative over there but on this side is simply another aspect of yourself, which will be extremely positive. For instance, maybe there is something you just cannot seem to do this no matter how much you try. That also means that over here, another aspect of you is a master at that same thing and you carry a lot of information. Now is the time you are starting to glean the information from all aspects of yourself and perfect yourself in many ways. You can also choose which reality you wish to live in. You have joined the game already in progress, so where would you like to take it? What are your dreams?
Many of you have gone into survival mode, which means you step out of your dreams. You only attempt the things that you know, and you even step backwards in your own belief systems sometimes. It is not a problem; you are human, after all. You are supposed to be experiencing all of it—the good, the bad, the ugly, the indifferent–every part That is how you find beauty on planet Earth when you are pretending to be a human, so keep up the great work. The collective vibration of humanity has many dimensions and each of you can actually choose which dimension you wish to be in from this point forward. Choose well, dear ones. Play the game. Know that you are finding the path of least resistance as all forms of energy do. Know that you are carrying more light than you will probably ever see while you are in this body. We see it and we know who you are. We are here to remind you of that beautiful game and those beautiful decisions you made that put you here right now, in the game already in progress.
It is with the greatest of honor that we ask you to treat each other with respect. Nurture one another at every opportunity. Play well together.
Espavo.
The group.
The word Espavo is an early Lemurian greeting : “Thank You for Taking Your Power”




~ Giving Thanks ~
November is the month of Thanksgiving. I am not just talking about the American holiday that is coming up soon but the whole month is the time where I give thanks for everything and everyone in my life. We are coming to the end of another eventful year soon to begin again with hope and excitement for the possibilities of what we might create in the New Year that is quickly approaching. For now, Instead of my thoughts being focused on the future, I choose to reflect on the magic of 2015 with gratitude in my heart.
The most important part of my life is family. I feel truly blessed to have found the love of my life, Steve. Our love continues to grow in new ways each year. I give thanks every day for our two sons, our daughter-in laws and our two grandsons. The love reaches out to our extended family that is always in our thoughts and hearts.
I am thankful to be working with my passion of Lightworker along with my partner of love and light. Almost twenty years ago, Steve and I began this journey which continues to elevate us on our spiritual paths. The Lightworker spiritual family we connect with extents throughout the world. The support and help from this family is what helps Lightworker grow in so many ways.
This next week is my birthday. I will be surrounding with loved ones who will join me to celebrate this occasion and the Thanksgiving holiday. I welcome them to our beautiful home that Steve and I have created. I am thankful for everything in my life. I know by reflecting on this year with gratitude the year ahead will be filled with many new magical moments.
With love and Light,
Barbara
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What Ballet Should Be in This Day and Age


Anthony Mason visits with Misty Copeland, the breakthrough star of the American Ballet Theatre and in "The Nutcracker" ballet this past December, who says change is coming slowly to the world of classical dance. Misty overcame tremendous odds and became the first African American ballerina in the history of American Ballet Theatre.




New Under Armour Ad Featuring Misty Copeland Promotes Female Empowerment

The ad features ballet soloist Misty Copeland dancing as a young girl reads a rejection letter Copeland received when first starting out. The Under Amour ad goes viral as it resonates so strongly with women and in a powerful way with Misty Copeland's story of struggling against type and race in a traditional ballet art form.








The power of ballet: Misty Copeland at TEDxGeorgetown

Misty Copeland is an amazing spokeswoman who advocates the need for more opportunities to dancers of color and points out the racial prejudice that continues in traditional ballet.  She has the beauty, intelligence, dedication, and talent that inspires us to strive to be better than we are today. African Americans have a rich history in ballet but have not been brought to prominence because of the prevailing beliefs in the negative stereotypes against male and female African American, and other talented dancers around the world.

Ballet culture is very slow to change, and while it is important to pass on the stories to our youth and carry on this historical and traditional art form alive, it is time to bring in a modern perspective and bridge the gap between generations, gender and classes.  

Dance is more popular now than ever, particularly with the commercial successes of TV shows such as "Dancing with the Starts" and "So You Think You Can Dance.   The classical ballet world can become more relevant by developing choreographers who present modern characters and stories with artistry that speaks of the issues of the day with an international cast of dancers.





In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Our Deepest Fear

The following was a revelation to me many years ago when I first heard it spoken on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Although it was quoted by Nelson Mandela, it was originally written by Marianne Williamson.  It was the first time I also heard the words spoken by another empowered woman and totally changed the way I saw the world.  It's been repeated all over the world since then, but I'd like to share it here as it remains relevant and bears repeating today...


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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us, it is in everyone. 
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
our presence automatically liberates others.
Actually, who are you not to be? 


You are a child of God. 
Your playing small does not serve the world.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
And as we let our own light shine,
As we are liberated from our own fear, 

- Marianne Williamson.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

75 Most Empowering, Inspirational Quotes for Sassy, Kickass Women


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For the kickass women of the world

Those that are, and those that are growing up to be.

The daughters. The mothers. The sisters.

The fribblings – friends like siblings.

The wives. The girlfriends.

The aunts. The nieces.

The grand-somethings.

The young uns. The teens.

The women in your life.

Who love, lose, cry.

Laugh, heal, thrive.

Nurture. Create.

You.Are.Amazing.

As. you. are.
Stronger than you know.
More beautiful than you think.
Worthier than you believe.
More loved than you can ever imagine.
Passionate about making a difference.
Fiery when protecting those you love.
Learning. Growing. Not alone.
Warm. Giving. Generous.
Quirky. Sexy. Funny. Smart.
Flawed. Whole. Scared. Brave.
And so, so, so.much.more.


Be Strong. Be Confident. Be You. ~ Copyright: Tia Sparkles Singh, 2011
Your Life YOUR Way




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Brinley Announcement


Dear Lydia,

Remember this smiling face?
Brinley smiling in close-up

You met Brinley earlier this year as she learned to walk with assistance on the treadmill. She still needed her therapist's help to put one foot in front of the other.

In May, Brinley had surgery to untether her spinal cord (unlike most people, Brinley was born with her spinal cord attached, or tethered, to her spinal column). The doctors believed that this surgery would help Brinley's mobility.

Boy, were they right!

After a few weeks of post-op rest, Brinley returned to physical therapy and that week Brinley took her first unassisted steps with her walker!

Brinley using her walker on the driveway

Therapy is a 24/7 job…it's hard work! But her whole family helped out. Her siblings sat at the end of their long driveway and cheered Brinley on as she walked the length of it using the walker on loan from Easter Seals.

That hard work paid off and now Brinley's walker is not just a therapy tool, it's helping her get around independently!

Brinley is so motivated. She's even tackling stairs!

Seeing just how far Brinley has come, her mom is hopeful and excited. "Before the surgery, I thought that Brinley walking at four or five years old was a realistic goal. Now, I think two and half is realistic." That's in only six months!

I know I can't wait to see what Brinley does next. And I have to thank you. Her journey wouldn't be possible without support like yours!

So thank you, and stay tuned!

Sincerely,
Cameron Robbins
Easter Seals
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