Mikelle and I feel compelled to write about life with a disability, not just the challenges but the opportunities, the friendships, the innovations, and the brilliance of our communities in action as we share our everyday life living with a disability. With a little more information, motivation, we hope to share how our life is shining beautiful and maybe help you to shine beautiful, too.

Let’s Celebrate!

One Christmas in Color, two-holiday parties, three great presents, four fun team members, and five golden smiles made this holiday season bright. Strung together like

Adventures in Grand Lake, CO

Everyone Needs a Little Time Away.  Mikelle’s Vacation.  Heck, it has been a long haul with Covid.  We were getting cabin fever and decided to

Taking a “MOMcation”.

Why I have to get back to the islands. It is time for a “momcation.” I need a beach, a cocktail, and a whole night’s

Spring Time Strategies for Self-Care.

Hello Beautiful! Spring is sprouting here in the Rocky Mountain area. Daffodils and forsythia burst with bright yellows, fragrant pink and purple hyacinths delight us

March Madness

March Madness Is it us, or does the “energy” seem weird this month? Wars, inflation, and the unrelenting waves of daily and often dramatic change

Persistence Pays!

Problem Solving There are few loves we experience in our lives like caring for a family member who experiences a special need. The transformation from

Holiday Cheer!

Tradition Every year is different, yet the same during the holidays. Tradition abounds at the Shining Beautiful household. So Mikelle’s annual holiday party is not