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.

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

Are We Doomed?

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

Back to the Future?

Two years ago, Mikelle and I felt pretty comfortable living in her downtown condo. We had a solid team of support for Mikelle. Her life

Am I Eating Right?

  I am intrigued. For all the health and fitness information on the internet, stacked in the aisle at book stores, there is very little