Health & Wellness2022-04-01T13:15:07-04:00

Stories of the 15 Percent — Jazzlin Hamilton

“I never thought I’d be in sales. I don’t know how I got here. They tell me all the time, ‘Jazz, you’ve been doing sales your whole life, selling yourself and selling your accomplishments,”­ Jazzlin Hamilton says. Individuals with disabilities make up approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. Some of those individuals were born with their conditions while others developed them over time or as a result of illness or accident. A movement that launched in 2020 called #WeThe15 is working to help non-disabled individuals recognize the barriers that affect people with [...]

By |December 7, 2021|Health & Wellness|

Stories of the 15 Percent — Madeline Franklin

“I like to be a role model and show other people that although I have Down Syndrome, I can do anything I want to do,” Madeline Franklin says. Individuals with disabilities make up approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. Some of those individuals were born with their conditions while others developed them over time or as a result of illness or accident. A movement that launched in 2020 called #WeThe15 is working to help non-disabled individuals recognize the barriers that affect people with disabilities in their communities so they don’t perpetrate the [...]

By |November 11, 2021|Health & Wellness|

Beneath the Surface

This year, Brooke Forde, the four-time national champion and Stanford University swimmer, came home from the Olympic Games with a silver medal in the 200 Meter Freestyle relay. Brooke is wearing: Sequined dress, $35, and silver earrings, $8, at Sassy Fox. Hair and makeup by Mikhail Schulz for J Michael’s Spa & Salon. Photo assistant: William Kolb. After navigating the challenges of a postponed Olympics, Lakeside swimmer turned athletic superstar Brooke Forde brought home a silver medal from Tokyo — but not in the event she had trained for most of her life. [...]

By |November 3, 2021|Health & Wellness, Mental Health|

Is Your Child Being Targeted by a Bully?

Bullying, written with red paintbrush on a wall. Conceptual image. October is National Bullying Prevention Month! This was created to increase awareness and educate people about bullying and cyber-bullying. Crystal Carter, supervisor of Bullying Prevention for Jefferson County Public Schools, says, “We’re trying to increase the knowledge of kindness, inclusion, and acceptance.” October 21 is Unity Day, in which people around the world will unite for a world free from bullying. School teaches more than reading, writing, and that new math all the kids are doing. Children absorb valuable life lessons in areas [...]

By |October 25, 2021|Health & Wellness|
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