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July 4th: A Sensory Guide

(Flashback to July 4, 2013) Perhaps the most exciting celebration of the summer, July 4th is a perfect time for families and friends to get together, engage in fun activities and most likely top of the night with spectacular fireworks. For families with children who have acute sensory issues like mine, celebrating Independence day can […]

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RCAP Presents: Motherhood, Wellness & Spirituality

(Motherhood Conversations) Calling all Mothers! For those of you in the Southern California area (or those of you who would like to come visit us for the weekend), please join me and Dr. Mimi Nartey as we co-host a day retreat for Mothers: As Mother’s Day approaches, we are all in need of a day […]

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7 Top Tips for Self-Care ….

(My new handbook is available now!) My journey with self-care started years and years ago, long before I became a mother. I grew to understand that taking care of myself is NOT selfish and that by doing so, I would be more available to my loved ones in deeper, more meaningful ways. It’s so much […]

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Autism Awareness: Sesame Place

(Sesame Place opening April 28, 2018 @ 10am!) Amazing news for families like mine! The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards has designated Sesame Place (located in Langhorne, PA) as the first theme park in the (entire) world to be a Certified Autism Center. Opening its doors on April 28 at 10am, guests […]

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Autism Awareness: The Unity Bracelet

(This year’s unity bracelet for autism awareness) For the 6th year, Stella & Dot has created a Unity bracelet especially for the HollyRod Foundation. During the month of April, Stella & Dot will donate all net proceeds from eligible customer purchases of the Unity Bracelet to the HollyRod Foundation. Sales from these bracelets will support […]

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World Autism Awareness Day 2018

(I wouldn’t change you for the world, but will change the world for YOU!) April is Autism Awareness Month and today (April 2) is World Autism Awareness DAY. This month is a global movement to help increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism — across the spectrum and throughout the life span. World Autism […]

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A Retreat (Self-Imposed)

(ME!) Recently, I’ve made some significant changes in my life to slow things down a bit. I’m an extremely capable multi-tasker, and even when I think everything is going smoothly & effortlessly, I am still being worn down. Physically, I’ve been off for a few months. I came down with a bout of shingles (ZERO […]

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Conscious Coaching with Suzi Lula

(With my teacher, Suzi Lula) I am a firm believer: I teach what I most need to learn. Even more so, I believe that GOOD COACHES, have great coaches. We are equally teaching and learning at the same time; equally comfortable in both a student AND teacher role. In other words, I can be humble […]

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Jump with RJ

  (Air ZO!) “Jumping helps many kids with autism regulate their bodies and this special sensory night was all about them…!” Thank you, HollyRod Foundation for partnering with SkyZone and Outback Steakhouse to host a SENSORY FRIENDLY night exclusively for autism families in the most DELICIOUS of environments : lots of jumping fun, ease of […]

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2018 : Surrender

(Playa del Carmen : getaway with my girl) Certainly, the New Year 2018 is well under way. After a 3 week break from school, Arizona finally returns tomorrow. We’ve been on a few trips during this hiatus, a mix between work and play. Oh: and let’s not forget about my unexpected bout of shingles (SHINGLES?) […]

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