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.
Today, November offers up a beautiful fall day. The temperature hovers at a lovely sixty-five degrees. Soft, faded pink hydrangeas bounce on a gentle breeze.
Simple Sometimes it is so simple—a win for a beleaguered and treasured football team and a Halloween party. In these moments, we step back into
“One faces the future with one’s past.” Pearl S. Buck So much has changed in those years since we posted that blog COVID, the aftermath
Balance. Is it possible in these turbulent times? When we think of balance, Mikelle and I see it differently. For her, balance is the lack
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
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
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 Is it us, or does the “energy” seem weird this month? Wars, inflation, and the unrelenting waves of daily and often dramatic change
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
Well…..2021 was quite the year. Right? After all the food has been eaten, parties have been partied and resolutions have been made it is finally
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
Part Two Exhaustion Sets In In last month’s blog post, Mikelle and I lamented that we are still in the middle of a staffing