Category: Personal Growth

From Bears: Accountability with Excellence

A quote from Warren Buffet – “When you hire someone, you look for brains, energy and integrity, and if they don’t have the third, integrity, you better watch out, because the first two will (or can) kill you.” A bit over the top but the point is useful. Always ask for accountability with excellence. And…
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Happy Anniversary to me!

FROM BECKY: Today is the fifth Anniversary of my marriage to my beloved husband Ben! I dedicate this blog to our relationship, to how we have grown both as individuals and as a couple. Over the past five years I have learnt to let go of needing him to be a certain way, I have…
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WARM & SWEET…Tea With Bears!

For your enjoyment! With the release of the Happiness Is A Choice – No Matter What, 2011 Option Institute Catalog, staff members at The Option Institute and Autism Treatment Center of America had the opportunity to participate in a fun activity. I’m honored to share with you staff contest winner and wonderful Son-Rise Program Child…
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Setting an Intention

From Kim: Here at the Autism Treatment Center of America we start our week with intentions that we carry out throughout the week. On Monday morning we all sit down as a group and wake our minds and hearts up with inspiring words about the work we do and the families we get to share…
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Ain’t Nothing Gonna Break Our Stride …

Ain’t Nothing Gonna Break Our StrideNobody’s Gonna Slow Us DownOh No, We’ve Got to Keep On Moving This New Year, 2011, I decided is gonna be the best year yet for Tyler and I. I am going to push the limit. Find a way to get Tyler to a two week intensive. Set up Outreaches…
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DREAM IT…GO FOR IT…BECOME IT!!!

FROM JEANNIE: For those of you who don’t know me, I tend to be a very gentle person, and I am very into being caring and peaceful. But did you know I am also TOUGH AND STRONG too?! Well, I only really sort of knew it myself… or maybe I should say realized it… Recently…
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11 Inspirational Quotes for 2011

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”Ralph Waldo Emerson “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”Aldous Huxley “There is more…
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Walk Beside Us … A Walk to Remember

FROM JAMIE: The first day of our walk for Tyler and I was February 27, 1994, the day she was born. She was a beautiful girl though her head was larger than normal. An MRI taken at Chidrens Memorial in Chicago, IL showed an arachnoid cyst at the base of her brain. The neurosurgeon said…
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

FROM GERD: This blog is dedicated to all of you out there, who have considered taking a program at The Option Institute, but for many different reasons and supported by many limiting or even undermining beliefs, have not done so. Some of the reasons/beliefs may be: “I can’t get away from my kids and family”,…
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Deeply Caring – Pain and Anger!!

FROM WILLIAM: “As I grew up I watched my mother be angry to get what she wanted, I see my see sister being angry to get what she wants and I am aware of myself getting angry to get what I want.” This is what a Son-Rise Program mother recently shared with me in a…
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