Kellie's Blog

Topic: Autism


Daring greatly ... speaking at a TEDx event

Posted In: Freedom, Soul Searching, Inspiration, Autism, Peace, Mindfulness

  Brené Brown wrote a fantastic book called Daring Greatly. A quote from Roosevelt inspired the title. Brown uses the metaphor of the arena to talk about how putting ourselves out there requires bravery, and knowing that we'll certainly face critics and going into the arena anyway is part…

Continue Reading

2016 Vision Board

Posted In: Health & Wellness, Redefining Success, Freedom, Autism, Coaching, Peace, New Years Resolutions, Goals, self-actualization, simplicity, meditation

Most years, I put a vision board together. Most years (okay, every year), I stuff it very full. This year is different. I don't know if it was the loss of my dear father a couple of months ago, turning 56 (which felt like the complete end of middle age, and the entrée to the last chapter) and the crazy…

Continue Reading

The role of hope in educating my son with autism

Posted In: Teaching, Autism

Here is a speech I gave this month to educators and community service agencies on the role of hope in raising our son with autism. With support from a social worker and his anxious parents, Connor will be moving into his own apartment next month, an unbelievable feat.Connor with his new Godzilla shower curtain Connor…

Continue Reading