How We Learned Happiness

While growing up in a household with two brothers with Down syndrome there has always been one comment that digs under my skin. There are some comments I can let go, like, Wow. Your life must be so difficult. Or, Bless you for your patience. Yes, these too get to me. Because I don’t feelContinue reading “How We Learned Happiness”

A New Year’s Offer

Christmas is a beautiful time of year. For many is brings joy. For others it can be very difficult. But nothing in life is flawless. Even grievances add to the pristine and raw splendor that Christmas brings. For many of us, it’s a celebration of religion or collaboration with family and friends. While these areContinue reading “A New Year’s Offer”

The Can/Will Matrix

In my previous blog, “Why Hire Individuals with Disabilities?”, I tried to clear up some of the fears behind hiring individuals with disabilities (Hence the blog title.) Many of these individuals have a unique skill set that can be very valuable for virtually any business. As a community opportunity employer, (Which basically means that IContinue reading “The Can/Will Matrix”

Letters to Lee: How to be an Entrepreneur

These are portions of my letters to Lee Shobe, the former CEO of DowBrands. He has been a major mentor throughout the start of my business, The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse. These letters may come across as a bit unprofessional, but they represent what I am learning through my adventure as a young female entrepreneur. BusinessContinue reading “Letters to Lee: How to be an Entrepreneur”

Letters to Lee: Drive Through

These are portions of my letters to Lee Shobe, the former CEO of DowBrands. He has been a major mentor throughout the start of my business, The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse. These letters may come across as a bit unprofessional, but they represent what I am learning through my adventure as a young female entrepreneur. WeContinue reading “Letters to Lee: Drive Through”

Letters to Lee: Human Resources

These are portions of my letters to Lee Shobe, the former CEO of DowBrands. He has been a major mentor throughout the start of my business, The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse. These letter may come across as a bit unprofessional, but they represent what I am learning through my adventure as a young female entrepreneur. IContinue reading “Letters to Lee: Human Resources”

The Vow

This weekend I got the opportunity to speak at the Ohio Sibs Convention—an organization that supports both individuals with disabilities and their siblings. I came to an odd conclusion. I will without doubt, be the sole care provider for my brothers and possibly my sister one day. I had thought about it before. It wouldContinue reading “The Vow”