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Monica Pickard spent twenty years of her adult life as a child care provider. During that time, with the help of her husband, she raised her son who has been diagnosed with Autism and Developmental Delay. She learned to navigate a world that was new to her – the world of Special Needs. She now shares these experiences and the wisdom they taught her, with love and heartfelt compassion for the human condition.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Interesting Podcasts and Update on WorkerBee

Hello, Friends! 

If you are like me you love to learn new things, hear different perspectives, and stay informed. Hopefully, you have checked out some of the Books I Love. I read every night before I go to sleep. I just started reading The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, MD. It is fantastic! It is going on the list for sure! Anyhoo...
Here are some interesting podcasts I love to listen to while I clean, organize, exercise, and drive. I hope you find them as entertaining and inspirational as I have! 

RobCast - God, ego, politics, fear, marriage... you name it, Rob has a podcast about it! 

Revisionist History - Malcolm Gladwell covers a wide range of historical topics that will leave you seeing our past and our present in a whole new way. 

Hidden Brain - This one will show you some of "life's unseen patterns" 

Sincerely, X - If you enjoy TED Talks, you will love this podcast! Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly -- unless they can be shared anonymously. This link will take you to a site where you can choose how to get the podcast.

Several months ago, I told you about Joshua's new volunteer activity, WorkerBee. I am happy to report that since March 2017, he has collected and delivered 1779 pounds of donations to area food pantries and thrift stores and ridden 984 miles to make the collections and deliveries. This has kept him away from his TV and given him a much-needed activity away from home. We are deeply grateful to our community for all of their support for our mission! To follow Joshua's volunteer activities, like him on facebook @ WorkerBee Joshua Pickard.

Take care, Friends! Have a beautiful Fall! 

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