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#CPChatNow Recap- 02-25-2015

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Some people might choose to unwind on a Wednesday evening by flipping on the television, but not the #CPChatNow community. When the clock strikes 8pm EST on Wednesday, you know where to find us. For those experiencing a bad day we provide a pick me up and serve as a reminder to stay positive. A…

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Mike and his groomsmen

Fostering Positive Relationships

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Describe your current place in life using a few words. No, seriously. I’ll wait. What words did you come up with? Okay even though I asked first I’ll share mine “exciting,” “determined,” and “wiser.” All three contain a common theme, optimism. What about you? Does your word set fall into the optimistic realm? If no,…

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#CPChatNow Recap 02-18-2015

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One week removed from the very first #CPChatNow focused chat and the ceeps gathered once more. As usual we began by catching up on the past week. With the continuous snowfall, Blake saw a business opportunity. Blake’s Hulk Hogan reference left me experiencing a flashback to October. Getting back to a serious note, Yasmin shared…

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With whom will you find love?

Dating Someone Else with a Disability

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Intrigue grows when disability gets added to a conversation about dating and relationships. Society does not pair up disability and attractiveness. Instead negative stigmas interfere with even considering a person with a disability as a viable significant other. This can lead to labeling and limiting prospects. Like I say in the above video a disability…

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#CPChatNow Recap 02-11-15

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February 11th marked a first for #CPChatNow as we invited a special guest to lead our discussion on a specific topic. With Valentine’s Day days away cerebral palsy and relationships proved the ideal topic. Inter-ability couple and authors Barton and Megan Cutter (Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll) generously  gave their time…

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People with cerebral palsy seek love too

Does Cerebral Palsy Interfere with Finding Love?

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Valentine’s Day approaches. Quick to the trenches! Keep your head down and wait for the love onslaught to stop. Often this proves an accurate metaphor demonstrating how life living with cerebral palsy goes come early February. Yes, cerebral palsy can interfere with finding love. The past week’s live Twitter chat #CPChatNow illustrated that firsthand. Dating…

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#CPChatNow Recap 02-04-2015

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Throughout the week my co-host Reaching for the Stars Student Ambassador Blake Henry and I teased a big announcement for February 4th’s live Twitter chat #CPChatNow. The anticipation peaked right away. So I shared the exciting news. Reaction proved positive! Again you can ask Barton and Megan questions about their experiences as an inter-ability couple.…

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At Rob's Wedding 1-1-11

Remembering the Past While Moving Forward

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Super Bowl Sunday (February 1st) marks exactly one year since my friend Alex took his own life. Losing someone you care about always proves tough. In addition to Alex, last year I also lost a big supporter in my aunt. She passed away from graft-versus-host disease, essentially dying indirectly from leukemia. Now I bring up…

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#CPChatNow Recap 01-28-2015

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After much thought I am deciding to resurrect the weekly recaps for the live #CPChatNow Twitter chats. Every Thursday I will post here my best attempt to capture the previous evening’s highlights. Now I say attempt because our chats always seem to trigger deep conversations, deep and humor filled. Actually I come because #CPChatNow continues…

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Secret to keep your New Year resolutions.

The Secret Behind Keeping New Year Resolutions

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Remember January 1st, all that excitement about the New Year and how you will use the year to better you? Now 24 days later feels like 24 weeks, right? Going back to the daily grind all but turned your enthusiasm and New Year resolutions into faint memories. Haunting memories making you feel like a failure.…

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