Posts belonging to Category Inspiration

Welcome to Holland

by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this . . . . . . When you're going to have […]

The Case of the Mistaken Tomato

by Susan Dion, copywrite 1994 I've been a tomato lover for many years.  Growing, cooking, slicing, eating, experimenting, enjoying, desiring.  Summertime is fresh-garden-tomato time in the northeast.  My husband Tom tends a wonderful garden.  As typical, his efforts resulted in a delicious and bountiful harvest throughout the long, hot South Jersey summer of 1994. One […]

The Decisive Element

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can […]

Disability does not mean Inability – anonymous

Best Statement Overheard at a Support Group Meeting

“I spend half my time trying to convince others how serious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is, and the other half trying to convince my self that it’s not!” – Chris, Atlantic County Support Group (submitted by SGL Betty McConnell)


  People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you […]

Next Time Someone Asks That Question …

Q:  What kind of work do you do? CFIDS Answer: I have a non-traditional job. Q:  What is it that you do? A:  I work a 24-hour, seven days a week job that I’ve had for 4 years without vacation time. Q:  What kind of crazy job is that? A:  It does sound crazy, and […]

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Parts of me do!

E I Choices

by Saundra Sharp Buy a juicer or go to the beach Have a colonic or pull your teeth Try homeopathy and eliminate grains Too many choices, I’m going insane. Chiropractic treatments and Chelation I.V.’s Organic Foods and Mega doses of C Acupuncture therapy and meditation tapes Another new hope or another mistake Try macrobiotics and […]

Skeptical of Skeptics

by Thomas L. English, M.D. appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association February 27, 1991 Skepticism permeates our profession.  It is ingrained during medical training and reinforced by professional experience.  Who among us has not repeatedly seen claims for fourth-generation drugs with no side effects, new operations that yield glowing results with minimal […]