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Are You Lovable? Preview to TEDx Talk

Are You Lovable? Preview to TEDx Talk

Do you know if you are lovable? We all want to be loved. We crave love, without it we would die.  But the question, are you lovable, has a whole …

Ebola Virus 101

Ebola Virus 101

Everywhere you turn of late----TV, newspaper, radio, the internet, the Ebola virus has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good …

Pathways to Housing PA, Providing Homes to the Homeless

Pathways to Housing PA, Providing Homes to the Homeless

Pathways to Housing PA is a non profit organization that provides housing to those who are homeless due to mental illness. FamilyAffaires.com …

How to Make Sure Cancer Doesn’t Return

How to Make Sure Cancer Doesn’t Return

One of the things I have hated the most about being a cancer survivor is the fear I will be to blame if my cancer returns. I won't have eaten enough …

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Autism, The Seasons of Change

Autism, The Seasons of Change

As with the seasons, sometimes children with autism will change their directions.  This is totally normal.  Recently we posted a video blog about "Perseveration". The exact opposite of what FamilyAffaires.com …

Autism & Sensory Seeking Behaviors

Autism & Sensory Seeking Behaviors

Many people with Autism experience sensory seeking behaviors. They may be highly sensitive to sensory issues and avoid all sensory activities or they may actually seek certain sensory activities.  Each person can be …

Perseveration & Autism

Often times children with autism tend to have perseveration issues.  Does your child get fixated on something? A certain TV show, a video or activity?  Perseveration is normal for children on the autism …

How an Autistic Female Survived Vacation

How an Autistic Female Survived Vacation

I am an Autistic Female.  For the average person, vacations aren’t usually events that must be “survived.” Not necessarily so when you’re on the autism spectrum. Last month my family and I went on a cruise and …

Health Crisis

Are You Lovable? Preview to TEDx Talk

Are You Lovable? Preview to TEDx Talk

Do you know if you are lovable? We all want to be loved. We crave love, without it we would die.  But the question, are you lovable, has a whole different meaning. Join in and listen to FamilyAffaires.com …

Ebola Virus 101

Ebola Virus 101

Everywhere you turn of late----TV, newspaper, radio, the internet, the Ebola virus has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason—it is deadly. As with many health scares there are a lot of …

Pathways to Housing PA, Providing Homes to the Homeless

Pathways to Housing PA, Providing Homes to the Homeless

Pathways to Housing PA is a non profit organization that provides housing to those who are homeless due to mental illness. FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella interviews Pathways to Housing PA's, …

How to Make Sure Cancer Doesn’t Return

How to Make Sure Cancer Doesn’t Return

One of the things I have hated the most about being a cancer survivor is the fear I will be to blame if my cancer returns. I won't have eaten enough leafy green vegetables, drank enough green tea, walked enough, prayed …

To Health, To Life!

To Health, To Life!

Last year, I facilitated a meeting at a congregation as part of their Health and Wellness initiative. The session was comprised of about two dozen people, all of who had or were dealing with serious illness, mostly …

Diabetes & Obesity Linked to Artificial Sweeteners

Diabetes & Obesity Linked to Artificial Sweeteners

How many American's think that by drinking diet soda's we can prevent obesity and diabetes?  I would say the number is pretty high given the amount of "diet sodas" that appear on our grocery shelves.  The next time …

Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Resilience is the capacity to recover readily from depression, serious health problems, divorce, death, and other traumatic events. Even after devastating tragedies, individuals are able to bounce back from hard times, …

Forgiveness & Letting Go

Forgiveness & Letting Go

Forgiveness, why do some people forgive so easily and others find it impossible to do?  Does forgiveness mean "letting go", or condoning what needs to be forgiven?  When should we let go? Let go of an idea, a …