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When I Found My Voice

  When I Found My Voice Finding my voice didn’t happen over night, it was a long time coming. Although the flame of inspiration had been smoldering since I took on the challenging role of being a single Mom with disabilities to children with disabilities, the gas that set my latent courage ablaze came later.…

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You Have A New Puppy? Read This!

Awwwww…. so cute! Soft, darling, adorable and precious puppy…. who will chew your shoes, leave fecal and urine specimens behind as they tear through your home, shed hair everywhere, nip at your ankles and fingers, slobber your work clothes, become your nighttime alarm clock and steal your heart! Now that you have this darling Tasmanian…

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The Loss of a Canadian Icon; Gord Downie

If you are like me, you grew up with the voice of Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip booming from every speaker you had. He was there with me when I had my first kiss, when I first found love, when I experienced my loss, when I dabbled in singing myself, and when I evolved…

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So I Am an Adult…Now What?

Must read advice: Adulting for Success! A beautiful young woman, who has always been a daughter to me, gave me this brilliant topic for a new blog. Heather is a young adult who is learning who she is and where she is going in life. This is a common situation that most young adults find themselves in after high school…

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We Need Our Mom’s

I get it. Not everyone had a great Mom. Maybe she lost her way. Maybe she failed to give you what you needed as a child and you have suffered. There are horror stories…..and if you have a terrible story about your Mom, then this post is not for you. But that’s not my Mom.…

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I am a Child With a Disability

My Day I begin my day wearing a backpack that represents my disabilities. I have a few and each one is a rock in my backpack that I can never take off. Waking up, my backpack is already a bit heavy, annoying really, as my vision complicates picking my clothes, taking my meds, handling the…

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A Blogger You Must Follow! Larissa Martin

Ever wanted to change the world? The discipline of Sociology teaches us that we can change the world! Through our participation in society, we reinforce and re-create our world and the world of others. Wouldn’t you like to make a positive impact? Larissa Martin is! Here is a young woman, writer, and published blogger with…

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You Might Be a Dog Trainer If…

Let’s face it…there is a dog training movement happening. The best/worst ways to train your pooch is all over the news, social media and coffee shops. Everyone is a trainer. Whether you follow the Force-Free revolution (as I do) or you believe the a shock and prong collars have a place in the training world (not…

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The shame and Humiliation of Selling your Novel

  I am sitting in Tim Horton’s drive through feeling small and insignificant while the enthusiast within me scrambles to shine through. I am trying to promote my novel today. After reluctantly checking out my sales page for the zillionth time, I range from wanting to plan a gonna-sell-my-soul-to-the-devil escapade and become a world famous…

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First Day Again

I entered the stylish and massive building juggling too many things in my hands and mind to see an ocean of back-packs, colored hair, attitudes and droplets of teenage body odor. Kids in tow, we weaved our way through the sticky crowds of aprehensive and exuberant cliques down the main hall. My 17 year old…

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Welcome to My Blog

Welcome. My name is Elizabeth Eckert, author of When I Died. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book and MANY other great topics! This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here.   I’ll be using…

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