Stacy Ellingen

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@stacy-ellingen • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  The Paying It Forward  Movement
Whether it’s letting somebody go first at a four-way stop, buying the next person’s coffee in a drive-thru line, or donating your time to ring bells for the Salvation...
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@stacy-ellingen • 2 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal: The Broken System
When’s my next shift?  Will the person show up?  What do I do if they don’t?  Am in the right program?  What will my future look like?  While most people my age worry...
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@stacy-ellingen • 3 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  Giving Back
Whether it’s Loaves and Fishes, Optimist Club, donating blood, or something else, most people enjoy giving to others.  Volunteering or being active in the community...
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@stacy-ellingen • 3 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  A Dose of Reality
“Life isn’t fair.”  Most of us have heard that saying more than once in life.  Whether it’s your favorite team losing a game or learning devastating news about a...
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@stacy-ellingen • 5 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  When Obvious is Too Obvious
A tv commercial demonstrating how to interact with those with disabilities has been running in my area.  While the commercial is positive and has accurate advice,...
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@stacy-ellingen • 6 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  The Struggle of Finding Care
Who is going to get me up in the morning?  Do I have lunch covered?  Who has the dinner shift?  Is the bed shift covered tonight or will I have to sleep in my...
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@stacy-ellingen • 7 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  The Yearning to Fit In
“Never judge someone by the way he/she looks.“  Most people are taught that beginning at an early age.  While we all know it’s not right to judge one another,...
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@stacy-ellingen • 8 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal: The Repercussions of Change
As the saying goes, “if it works, don’t fix it.”   In today’s world, where it often seems like we’re trying to improve everything for one reason or another, that...
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@stacy-ellingen • 8 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  Secondary Effects
Unless a problem presents itself, most people don’t think about their medical well-being on a regular basis.  Sure, people try to stay healthy by doing things such as...
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@stacy-ellingen • 10 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal: People with Disabilities Amongst the Most Vulnerable in Violent Situations
Is it safe to go anywhere anymore?  Regardless of political beliefs, it’s a question is on many people’s minds lately.  Years ago, questions about safety weren’t very...
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@stacy-ellingen • 11 months ago • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal: The Cell Phone… Once a Luxury, Now a Necessity
What would the world be like today without cell phones or mobile devices?  It’s nearly impossible to fathom.  We, as a society, have become dependent on these devices...
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@stacy-ellingen • last year • comments: 0
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Stacy’s Journal:  Comparisons
“Don’t compare yourself to others“.   It’s something most people are told beginning at a young age.  When people compare themselves to others, it’s often either to...
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