Category: Make Things Happen

Blogger-in-chief, award-winning public speaker, and disability awareness advocate Shari Cooper provides insight, humor, and reflection on a range of issues.

Show Gratitude

The definition of gratitude is the quality of being thankful or readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness or appreciation. No matter who you are, there will be times in your life in which someone has shown you the gesture of what true humanity is; National Gratitude Day is this week and I... Read more »
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Self-Improvement

During the past year, I’ve been doing many things to improve myself and make changes that I needed to make me a better me. So, I wanted to celebrate Self Improvement Month by updating everyone on what I have been working on in hopes that it inspires you to look around and revaluate your priorities.... Read more »
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For the Love of Theo By: Guest-Blogger Diana Mairose

I love my dog, Tiny! I must admit, although I like dogs, I never wanted one of my own, until Tiny entered my life three years ago. It’s funny that even though she can’t talk, we communicate well. I know when she’s hungry, doesn’t feel well, wants a belly rub, or wants to play. In... Read more »
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Taking Care of Your Mental Health

As we all know, last year was difficult and this year is continuing the same pattern by throwing not only a curve ball, but also a fast knuckle ball. Sometimes life gets so discombobulated, I just need to scream! Our mental health is certainly affected by our surroundings and if you are not taking care... Read more »
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Paralympics Pandemonium

I’m excited because for the first time ever, the 2021 Paralympics will receive evening media coverage. I’ve always been a fan of the Olympics especially this year. I’ve been watching faithfully and must give a shout-out to my favorite Olympian, “The Goat” Simone Biles who won a Bronze Medal on the balance beam after sitting... Read more »
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The World According to COVID-19

Since covid-19 hit, I’ve shared how it interrupted my life from a person with a disability perspective. I often don’t think about how it may affect my family, especially my mom, who has and always will continue to care for me until she can’t. Although I thrive to be independent, I must not forget mom... Read more »
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School Daze

It’s that time of year when the kids will be returning to school! The summer always seems to just fly by. I can’t believe it, but I’ve been out of school for 30 years. Matter of fact, I’m getting ready for my 30th class reunion. I can’t wait to see the mighty lions from the... Read more »
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Festival Girl Returns

As most of you know, I love attending festivals. Before COVID, I would at least attend two festivals a month from May to early October. When COVID hit last year shutting down practically everything, my festival run was put to an immediate halt. Thankfully, some of the restrictions have been lifted and my festivals days... Read more »
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Restaurant Accommodations New Look

One thing I love doing in my pastime is eating out at restaurants. My restaurant time is for “me” time.  I chill out, socialize, and eat good food. Everyone has a pastime he or she enjoys, and for me, that’s visiting restaurants. Although, most restaurants believe they’re following the rules and regulations of the Americans... Read more »
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Listen To Your Body By Guest Blogger: Jerome Haney

As the world turns, one thing you can count on, is there are going to be many challenges you encounter. During your time of difficulty, it often matters how swiftly you deal with a situation. One can even say, timing can be the difference between life and death. My friend Jerome realized sooner than later... Read more »
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