Posts Tagged 'life'

The Power of Silence

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It wasn’t until it was somewhat challenged upon me, that I even took the time to both notice and understand the power that lies in silence.

Posted by Ryan McLean Aug 01, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Opportunity in Disguise II-Michael J Fox

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Michael J Fox, once known to millions of Americans as Marty McFly or Alex P. Keaton is now known all around the world as “The Face of Parkinson’s Disease” and “The Incurable Optimist.”

Posted by Jess Jul 27, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Power of Going Home

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Everybody has a place that they can call home; whether it be a traditional sort with a white picket fence or not, home can be found anywhere that your heart snuggles into. Throughout your life you are more than likely to call several places home without really stopping to think about what that actually implies, and less likely to call places home that actually are.

Posted by Ryan McLean Jul 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Opportunity in Disguise I-Montel Williams

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When you hear the name, “Montel Williams” what do you think? A daytime-Emmy award winner? A well renowned talk show host for the past 17 years?

Posted by Jess Jul 21, 2011 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized No Comments

A Disability, Perhaps an Opportunity in Disguise

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When you were a child, didn’t you grow up wishing you could “be somebody?” Somebody that people would recognize, look up to, admire, almost idolize. Ever since I was a small child I desperately wanted to be something great, probably as most children do. Maybe go to the moon, run for president, play professional sports, become an award winning singer or actor, anything!! Every child’s dream is to be: GREAT.

Posted by Jess Jul 20, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Power of Plants

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Plants are simple, or so they’d like you to think. Any 7th grade science textbook would tell you that plants require three things to grow: some form of sunlight, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and water often. However, if that was truly the case and it was really this simple, we’d all be bushwacking through the jungles in our front yards, business parking lots, and literally everywhere in between.

Posted by Ryan McLean Jul 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part IV-To go or not to go: A Personal Battle

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As the date for the camp drew near, I felt myself getting more and more apprehensive. I reached out to friends and family searching for a solution to my thoughts and feelings.

Posted by Jess May 25, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Power of Perception

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Music is an integral part of my life. I often find myself using it to create soundtracks to those daily events that would be considered far less interesting otherwise.

Posted by Ryan McLean May 09, 2011 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Power of Today

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One of the most shocking moments this week was experienced in a routine moment of rolling through the hallways of the high school where I teach, long after the kids had been excused to roam on their own accord. Just shy of my office, another teacher passed by and asked, almost mechanically, how I was. My response? Something to the nature of, “Same old.”

Posted by Ryan McLean Apr 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The Power of the End

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Twice this week I have been privy to a realization that most people try to avoid: there is always an end. In this world, physical and tangible things are dreadfully impermanent. One second they may be there, and the next gone. These feelings often bring shivers and shudders to those who allow them to play chords through their own synapses.

Posted by Ryan McLean Apr 18, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments