Attitudes count more than any other single thing. No matter who we are or what we do, our Attitude can either create or kill our chances of success.   In commemoration of the 20 year anniversary of ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Seattle based Alliance of People with Disabilities www.Disabilitypride.org held a celebration on July 26, 2010. Quality speakers and entertainers kept the attendees interested and entertained, but like many of the west coast events of this

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Attitudes count more than any other single thing. No matter who you are or what you do, your attitude can either create or kill your chances of success. The bigger the challenges you face, the more vital your attitude is. In commemoration of the 20 year anniversary of ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Seattle based Alliance of People with Disabilities www.Disabilitypride.org held a celebration on July 26, 2010. Quality speakers and entertainers kept the attendees

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An important dynamic that can occur in families is the “problem child.” This is the teen that always seem to be in trouble. The entire family seems to be stepping one foot back from this family member because they’re giving the family a “bad name.” In truth, this teen in the family has been shown to really be the town crier. The town crier or the problem child is the teen who is more sensitive

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“They don’t make their bed. Can you do something about that doc?” Ummm…Did you happen to notice your teen is failing out of school and looks completely depressed? Really, who cares if their bed is made? Sometimes you’re so overwhelmed by the real problem you pick what seems like a very easy problem to fix like making the bed. The problem is that a depressed teen doesn’t care if their bed is made or not

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  Why all this attention to attitude?   Up until a week before my 19th birthday, I would have wondered the same thing. At that point, the importance of attitude was still something left for me to discover. As a teenager, I had a fun, enthusiastic and gung ho attitude. And why not? I had the kind of life, job, friends, car, motorcycle, ski equipment and girlfriend/fiancé most teenagers would have loved. When all that

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Why all this attention to Attitude? From what I remember, up until a short time after I emerged from the month long coma I went into a week before my 19th birthday, I had a great Attitude and no interest in studying about how to get a better one. At that point, the importance of Attitude was still something left for me to discover. As a teenager, I had a fun, enthusiastic and gung ho Attitude.

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Based on my experience of having the kind of life, self image, physical body, friends and possessions I enjoyed, losing all that and facing the challenge of regaining an updated version of the life I lost, the importance of having a Winners Don’t Quit Attitude became extremely clear. Realizing the incredibly important role one’s attitude plays made me wonder how I, who currently didn’t seem to have anything going for me, could possibly regain the

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