Category Archives: Awareness

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

I never really knew about it. Parkinson’s. But to tell you the truth, if someone mentioned it the first thought that comes to mind is Michael J. Fox. For those of you not familiar with Parkinson’s, it’s a long-term degenerative … Continue reading

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Be Autism Friendly!

I’ll be the first to admit that at a party, I’m the one in the corner or the back of the room, hopefully having found the host’s pet cat or dog to hang out with. I’m painfully shy and struggle … Continue reading

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World Water Day

The month of March is known to be in like a lion and out like a lamb. Whether that old adage holds true or not, March is a month when I’m acutely aware of weather, and nature, and so it … Continue reading

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Charmed to Meet You!

Personally, I don’t want to see a single Christmas decoration, or hear a single Christmas carol, until the day after Thanksgiving (Such a Scrooge, I know!) but that doesn’t mean I’m not already wracking my brain to plot out my … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Why is it harder to talk about mental illness than it is about say, breast cancer or heart disease? There’s a lot of stigma surrounding the issue of mental illness, shame, embarrassment and even fear experienced by people dealing with … Continue reading

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A Match Made in Marketing

I’m sure I’m not the first one to ponder this, but it’s awfully uncanny that Valentine’s Day falls in the same month as American Heart Month. Well played, people who determine our American holiday schedule, well played. Because remembering to … Continue reading

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The Safety Pin Movement Has Come to America

I’ve taken some time to digest things. Yes, this is of course a nod to Thanksgiving dinner, which was delicious and did require some serious napping afterwards to aid digestion. But I’m also referring to the recent election the USA … Continue reading

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An End to Memorial Pins

It’s not an easy thing to talk about: all of this violence happening to police and to the people they are sworn to protect. The truth is that none of this should be happening, and we shouldn’t have to talk … Continue reading

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How aware are you about allergies?

It’s safe to say that in our connected, content-driven 21st century world that we’re very “aware”. Social media keeps us up on our third cousin twice removed and their upcoming birthday, while 24 hour news makes sure we know every … Continue reading

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Dancing with Autism Lapel Pins

Dancing with the stars is the kind of reality TV I can actually get into. I’m rooting not just for the novice dancers and their journey towards gracefulness, but also for the professional dancers and their ability to take someone … Continue reading

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