Good Things in Life

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#018 Developing the chutzpah & skills for extending invitations ~ with Tom Doody  2 of 2

#018 Developing the chutzpah & skills for extending invitations ~ with Tom Doody  2 of 2

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  If you haven’t heard episode 1 of my interview with Tom Doody, go back and check it out! You can find it here.  If you would like a printable pdf of Tom’s tips and tricks, click here. You can refer back to it next time you are trying to […]

#017 Extending invitations is important even when it feels like swimming up stream ~ with Tom Doody 1 of 2

#017 Extending invitations is important even when it feels like swimming up stream ~ with Tom Doody 1 of 2

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  Relationships are hard for all of us. Extending an invitation to start a new relationship or deepen a relationship is really hard. It makes us feel vulnerable. It leaves us open to rejection.   Some people with disabilities will need us to make invitations on their behalf. This can be super […]

#016 Be careful how you define your community – it matters

#016 Be careful how you define your community – it matters

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. A transcript for this episode will be available soon. Check back often. Humans need human connection. With people who understand them. I get it. But let’s not surround ourselves ONLY with other parents of kids with disabilities. 1. We don’t help people to understand […]

#015 Why I let my son get frost bite and the dignity of risk

#015 Why I let my son get frost bite and the dignity of risk

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Recently I sent my son out onto a mountain during the frigid Canadian winter on what was the coldest and windiest day of the year with gusts of wind strong enough to close down parts of a ski resort and a chill of colder […]

#014 Vision leads to belonging in places without paid support

#014 Vision leads to belonging in places without paid support

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. A transcript for this episode will be available soon. Check back often. Last week, episode 13 of the podcast, I told you all about how my son’s really great support workers moved on in their lives and their careers in education. And I explained […]

#13 The first 2 things I am doing in response to my son’s social life imploding

#13 The first 2 things I am doing in response to my son’s social life imploding

You can download a cheat sheet on the first two things to do when you don’t know what to do. Hi! Genia Stephen here. Welcome to episode 13 of the Good Things in Life podcast. I am so glad you are here! Today I’m going to tell you about a struggle I am having right […]

#012 Paul Young: High Expectations and Mentorship Transcript

#012 Paul Young: High Expectations and Mentorship Transcript

A transcript for this episode will be available soon. Check back often! Genia StephenStarted young with a sister with a disability, amazing mentors and a strong mother with a vision. Now a mother to two sons, one of whom has a disability, a midwife to many, and an activist with a mission to band together […]

#012 Paul Young: High Expectations and Mentorship

#012 Paul Young: High Expectations and Mentorship

A transcript for this podcast episode is available here. Paul Young is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, winner of the Governor General Meritorious Service Cross, the former Chair of the Council or Canadians with Disabilities, Founder of People First of Nova Scotia, former president of People First of Canadian, and retired CBC Radio technician. But if […]

#011 The Captivating Life and Influence of Becky Till Part 2 – with Linda Till

#011 The Captivating Life and Influence of Becky Till Part 2 – with Linda Till

To listen to part 1 of this episode click here. The transcript of this episode will be available soon. Check back often. After finally freeing Becky from a life of neglect, abuse and captivity, Linda and Becky set their sights on the good life with a “come-hell-or-high-water-just-watch-us!” attitude. Linda began advocating for Becky to become […]

#010 The Captivating Life and Influence of Becky Till Part 1 – with Linda Till Transcript

#010 The Captivating Life and Influence of Becky Till Part 1 – with Linda Till Transcript

The transcript for this episode will be available soon. You can find the show notes and listen to the episode here. Join us in the next episode (episode 011) to hear about Becky’s remarkable human rights case that established the right of kids with disabilities to an inclusive education. After listening to the episode, tell […]

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