Freedom Friday: Willing And Able – Workers With Disabilities Prove To Be Assets To Labor Market

It’s a story we’re all too familiar with. Whether the experience is first-hand or it happened to a friend of a friend, the message is loud and clear: “People with disabilities can’t work.” Folks like Kaylee Merrick and Julie Propp are here to prove that myth wrong. Merrick, 24 has a history of PTSD and…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Disability Is Not An Inconvenience

No one chooses disability. The only choice in disability is to adapt—not in spite of it, but because we deserve to live as well as possible.  In a world where popular culture is at our fingertips, be it through the internet, social media, the big screen or tv – we are at information overload.  Unfortunately,…
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You only see the torso of a person and two hands. One hand is holding a bow and the other hand is holding an arrow and getting ready to pull the arrow back so the person can shoot the arrow

Motivational Monday: Working With Strong Emotions

 “If you have not set up the target it cannot be hit by an arrow.” This is to say that each time you retaliate with words and actions that hurt, you are strengthening the habit of anger. Then, without a doubt, plenty of arrows will always be coming your way.  The choice is yours.  The…
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there is an icicle at the top of the picture with a small drop of water and then a larger drop of water dripping from the icicle.  On the left side of the icicle is the word choice.  On the right side of the icicle and two drops of water, with space between the drops of water, and the words, between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Vicktor Frankl.

Freedom Friday: Making New Choices Takes Courage

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. (Viktor Frankl) In-between stimulus and response there is this gap and if we pause and lean in, we have a chance to break our habitual patterns and choose…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Segregation And Inequality Persist Among Minnesotans With Disabilities

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Nineteen years after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the doors to integration, thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities continue to live and work in segregated settings that keep them in poverty and limit their daily autonomy. These are among the principal findings…
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