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DOE Offers Guidance on Handling Disputes During Pandemic

by Jessica Fisher • July 3, 2020

Ask any teacher, parent, or student right now and they’ll likely tell you that at-home education during COVID-19 has been a significant challenge. Remote learning is simply not a substitute for learning in the classroom; there are too many things that just can’t be accomplished on a Zoom call. For children with disabilities and their […]


Pride Month 2020

by Jessica Fisher • June 12, 2020

It’s June and for members of the LGBTQ community, their families, friends, and allies, it’s a time of remembrance, commemoration, and celebration. It’s a time of year when we recognize the sweeping impact the LGBTQ community has had on history in the U.S. and around the globe. June is Pride Month! Some of the most […]


Summer 2020 – How To Make the Best of It

by Jessica Fisher • June 5, 2020

It’s been a really, really, really long spring, hasn’t it? And who among us can’t use a break right about now; especially from our homes?  Not only have we been stuck inside, but also stuck working from home and educating our children at home. That’s a lot of time in one place and cabin fever […]


Staying Safe From The Sun

by Jessica Fisher • May 29, 2020

With Memorial Day behind us, and summer unofficially here, spending more time outdoors and in the sun is likely for most of us. And right now, because indoor socializing has become risky, the safest way to see family and friends will be outside. And let’s face it, fresh air, blue skies and social gatherings, even […]


Protecting the Herd

by Jessica Fisher • May 22, 2020

It’s called “herd immunity,” or “community immunity,” and has been making headlines and into everyday conversation among everyday people. As a society we had become so reliant upon it that unless you were among the vulnerable you didn’t think much about it. For most people it meant no more worrying about measles or polio. For […]


The Struggle is Real. So is the Stigma.

by Jessica Fisher • May 15, 2020

“Suck it up.” “Get a grip.” “Snap out of it.” Anyone who suffers from a mental illness has likely heard these words at some point in their struggle. But what’s offered as well-meaning advice often contributes to the self-doubt and feelings of shame that can come as a result of living with these conditions. If […]


Celebrating Nurses

by Jessica Fisher • May 8, 2020

Approaching each day with dedication, commitment, and compassion are some of the hardest working and trusted among us. Never before have we collectively been reminded of their selflessness and devotion. If there’s ever been a time to recognize and celebrate nurses, this is the year.  As it happens, 2020 is the 200th birthday of Florence […]


May is Vasculitis Awareness Month!

by Jessica Fisher • May 4, 2020

Vasculitis? What is it and why should you care? Indeed vasculitis is a rare disorder, one you may have never heard of and one that you likely will never personally develop. But the disorder includes nearly twenty different rare autoimmune diseases and at some point, you or someone you know or love may be faced […]


The Therapeutic Benefits of Journaling

by Jessica Fisher • April 24, 2020

Journaling. Does the word spark joy or dread? A practice that involves writing down your feelings and experiences on a regular basis. It’s inexpensive and easily accessible, only requiring a pad, a pencil and about 20 minutes of your time. But for many people this idea sounds painful. Writing for some is filled with apprehension […]


Coping with Change and Quarantine During Uncertain Times

by Jessica Fisher • April 1, 2020

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates Change is constant, inevitable, good, and hard. Change plays an important role in life for growth and flexibility. It contributes to a full life. But with any change comes loss and it’s […]