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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.

Writing an Ad that Works.

Writing an ad that attracts the right people to work with your family member who experiences a disability. Choosing a title, using keywords can both …

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Finding the Right Tech Fit

Hello! Have you heard?  The Shining Beautiful Series has a new podcast featuring technology and everyday life.  Every Tuesday we post a new episode with …

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It is the little things…Love and the Hardware Store.

Today was one of those mornings. An early and challenging workout at the Crossfit gym, followed by my appealing but frustrating writing class and then, …

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Welcome to 2019

The Christmas tree is back in the box. Time to put out the welcome mat for 2019. Most of us are tired from all the …

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The Spirit of Christmas Shines Beautiful at Our Home

The ornaments are up on the tree, the garland glitters, and the string of lights twinkle like stars in the night. A mound of wrapping …

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October is National Disability Employment Month!

The leaves are turning, the colors are rich this year with oranges and reds.  In Denver, we have had our first brush with winter. October …

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How is Employment First Down Under?

Here at Shining Beautiful, we advocate for employment for people with disabilities.  Mikelle has been working in some form or fashion since she was sixteen …

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Having Morning Meltdowns and Homework Headaches?

A little prevention and preparation will improve your child’s school performance this year. By the time you read this blog post, school will have started …

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Cool Ideas for Getting TechFit.

The dog days of summer have arrived.  Hot, humid days cling to the ground where fireworks fizzled just a few short weeks ago. The barbeque …

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Can You Speak Mikelle?

Get TechFit and TechStrong. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Areas in life, once strong become weak. It was a gradual weakening, one …

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Momma Mikelle….the Circle of Support Goes Both Ways

“When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom ‘Let it be’ And in my hour of …

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How Do Parents Teach Self-Determination?

As a young mom, I recall Mikelle’s sweet stretched out yawns, her gentle infant coos and the terrible fear of the dreaded baby swing that …

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