Author Archives: Jodee Kulp

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You don’t have to sit around and hope your buddies aren’t going to the dive bar to watch the game. Be proactive and start organizing your own action. You can invite your friends to come along, or you can meet people there. Check out the website of your local park district and city’s adult learning […]

When the weekend rolls around, many groups head to restaurants, bars, and clubs to have a good time. It’s unrealistic to think you’ll always be able to avoid those places. Besides, you deserve a normal life just as much as anyone else and so does your partner.  When you or a friend has an added […]

by Sarah Lockwood and Jodee Kulp For many, conquering Alcohol Use Disorder has been a hard won battle, but you emerged feeling and doing much better. Recovering from addiction is tough. It’s well worth it, of course, but there are days when things are a bit more rough than others. Take social activities. Now more […]

Spring marks renewal and newness. All that lay dormant during the winter begins to spring back to life. It is a lovely time. For our older teens it marks the beginning of a new life season—the ending of a school year—prom—graduations. For some it marks the beginning of what they believe is full independence from […]

Live Abilities Strategy – This is our path. We believe in taking the ‘DIS’ out of ability. We value challenges and we face them with integrity. We learn to understand our differences and not let them hold us back. We cannot change the reality of our challenges. Knowing is our beginning! We nurture our spirits […]

What is Joy? For me Joy is an attitude—it is not happiness though it may feel like it. Happiness is fleeting, like sadness or silliness or worry. Joy is a gladness inside you that exists regardless of the good or bad things that happen during your day. Like Love, it is a Verb. It can […]

When I was young I met an old woman who was working under a car with a wrench. She heard my steps and slid out on her dolly to greet. I was surprised by how she looked, she was a joyfully aged person in overalls and a bit of car grease. Her wrinkles shouted happy. […]

Tips from the trenches for parents living with the challenges of a child diagnosed with FASD –  PART ONE By Jodee Kulp After thirty years of living, loving and laughing with persons living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) the most sound advice I can give to foster, kinship and adoptive parents is “FIND TIME […]

There are people you cross life paths with you want to share with everyone you meet. Sandra is one of those people for me. I love her work and her new book “Max Your Mind”. For those of us in the caregiving mode of living loving and laughing with challenging individuals a clear mind is […]