C=COMPASSION – Wellbriety

Non-Native recovery approaches often look at addiction as an individual disease, ignoring the social, political, or economic roots of addiction. The indigenous experience adds a dimension of acknowledging sociopolitical causes without removing an individual’s need to do the hard work it takes to heal. This is new, culturally specific thinking that can also add toContinue reading “C=COMPASSION – Wellbriety”

Happy Over the Hump of Winter – #Redshoesrock for #FASD

Heart Warming… Happy February 1 – we are over the hump of cold weather and winter – though the next two months can be exciting it always feels like there will soon be springtime. Thank you to all the families and friends and professionals whose hearts love and work hard to understand the life challengesContinue reading “Happy Over the Hump of Winter – #Redshoesrock for #FASD”

Day 7 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – #Treasures from FASD Think Tank

Treasures from the FASD Think Tank I love my daughter’s ability to help me see the world from a different perspective, her ability of picking up on nuances of how one is feeling, her play on words: “egg-xactly” “egg-traordinary” and exclaiming “That is MY joke!” (Kathy)   My husband is loving, kind to us noContinue reading “Day 7 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – #Treasures from FASD Think Tank”

Day 6 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – We’re spreading #GoodNews

That’s right “Good News” about #FASD… You got to be kidding. Well guess what folks we are not… There are many treasures locked inside persons living with the challenges and complications of fetal alcohol… as parents and caregivers and friends and the community we can make a difference. We need you! Children with brain injuryContinue reading “Day 6 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – We’re spreading #GoodNews”

Day 5 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – Sometimes we need #Spiderman Slippers!

When you are born with a brain that works different from the rest of the world, it doesn’t take long before you start noticing – even when you are little that something is wrong – and maybe that wrong is with you… and you think… I try really really really hard to be good andContinue reading “Day 5 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – Sometimes we need #Spiderman Slippers!”

Day 4 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – September is #FetalAlcohol Awareness Month

Write a PSA! Or use one that already exists – September is Fetal Alcohol Awareness Month – so share this wonderful PSA with friends – or take a look at some of the other great PSA’s online – most of the people working with FASD Awareness willingly share – This was created by a 2009Continue reading “Day 4 – #Redshoesrock Visibility for #FASD – September is #FetalAlcohol Awareness Month”