Join us for one of our regular events throughout the month, hosted on Zoom. Learn from incredible speakers and performers and meet members of your No Barriers community! All events are recorded and available in the event replay section of your membership platform.
Join us on September 13th at 1:00 ET for an incredible hour of song and story featuring Mandy Harvey. Mandy is a famous jazz musician with an incredible voice, perfect pitch, and an ability to reach into people’s homes and hearts with her songs. She also happens to be profoundly deaf and knows firsthand the impact and importance of family caregiving. Best known for Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer on AGT, Mandy will sing, sign and tell her story of hope, courage, and resilience. Please REGISTER for this Free Event
Learn what it takes to forgive ourselves and others so we can let go of the burdens that weigh us down. You must REGISTER for this FREE session by clicking Register Now.
Join us for an evening of painting with John Bramblitt! John Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton Texas, his art has been sold in over one hundred and twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel and BBC Radio and TV to name a few outlets, and he's been featured in The New York Times and Psychology Today as well as designed the artwork for numerous magazine covers and even the artwork for major film productions. He's the subject of the award winning documentary shorts "Line of Sight' and “Bramblitt.” His work has received much recognition including the ‘Most Inspirational Video of 2008′ from YouTube and three Presidential Service Awards for his innovative art workshops. And John is blind. Mr. Bramblitt is also the author of the award winning book, Shouting in the Dark. He currently works as a consultant for museums in developing programs that are designed to include everyone – no matter their ability or disability. Shouting in the Dark is the story of Bramblitt's life, his journey navigating through this new territory of blindness, and how he ultimately rekindles his joy, passion, and relationships through art.
Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street, you can’t feel compassion for how difficult his or her experience is. Second, compassion involves feeling moved by others’ suffering so that your heart responds to their pain (the word compassion literally means to “suffer with”). When this occurs, you feel warmth, caring, and the desire to help the suffering person in some way. Having compassion also means that you offer understanding and kindness to others when they fail or make mistakes, rather than judging them harshly. Finally, when you feel compassion for another (rather than mere pity), it means that you realize that suffering, failure, and imperfection is part of the shared human experience. “There but for fortune go I.”
As family caregivers, we constantly hear that we must make time for ourselves to avoid caregiver burnout. In this session, you will learn how to prioritize your own health and happiness from Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver. Elizabeth shares the five proven steps to create time for self-care.