What’s Wrong Wednesday: Becky, Barbie’s Friend Who Uses A Wheelchair, Was Discontinued.

Mattel introduced “Share-a-Smile Becky,” a Barbie friend who used a wheelchair — but the toymaker’s efforts didn’t go quite as planned. With her shiny pink wheelchair and tiny backpack, Becky was an instant hit. As many as 6,000 dolls were sold in the first two weeks, and disability advocates praised Mattel for bringing visibility and representation to…
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Motivational Monday: Replacing The Drama Triangle With The Winner Triangle

On Friday, I introduced the Drama Triangle.  Today, you are being introduced to the “Winner Triangle.” The Winning Triangle was developed by Acey Choy M.Ed., PTSTA.  Choy contrasts the unhealthy dynamics of each role of the “Drama Triangle” with healthy dynamics of the “Winner Triangle.”                 Assert rather…
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Freedom Friday: The Drama Triangle In The Workplace And In The Community

The drama triangle is a social model of human interaction – the triangle maps a type of destructive interaction that can occur between people in conflict. It was conceived by Stephen Karpman, M.D.  Karpman defines three roles in the conflict; Persecutor, Rescuer, and the Victim. The Victim’s stance is “Poor me!” The Victim feels victimized, oppressed, helpless, hopeless, powerless, ashamed, and…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Frontier Airlines Bars Blind Man And Granddaughter From Flight

On June 20, 2017 Kliphton  Miller, 44, who is legally blind, was traveling with his 18-month-old granddaughter to Las Vegas, where her parents live, after an extended visit in Florida. But Frontier Airlines employees at Tampa International Airport refused to allow him to board the plane, even though he had paid for the flight. “I…
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Motivational Monday: Accepting This Very Moment

There is only one world, the world  pressing against you at this minute.  There is only one minute in which you are alive, this minute here and now.  The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeated miracle. (Storm Jameson) “What would it be like if I could accept life –…
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