Tag Archives: Durga’s Toolbox

Durga Tool 7: Getting into the driver’s seat

Here’s another in my toolbox series of techniques that inspire me to live with joy, compassion and courage, as inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga  – my nominee for patron saint of special needs parents.  In my 10 years as … Continue reading

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Embracing Special Needs Parenthood…same great taste, but juicier

There’s a change I’ve been putting off for a long time because I didn’t want to confuse anyone, but I just can’t hold back any longer. Not being able to stop one’s self is either a sign of an incredible … Continue reading

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Durga Tool #5: Asking Stupid Questions, aka Beginner’s Mind

Here’s another in my toolbox series of techniques that inspire me to live with joy, compassion and courage, as inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga  — my nominee for patron saint of special needs parents. When it comes to raising … Continue reading

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Durga’s Toolbox #4: My gut

Another tool in my toolbox series that helps me live with joy, courage and compassion, as inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga. In 10th grade business class, my teacher Mrs. Goldstein taught our class a model that promised to make us … Continue reading

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Durga Tool #3: Pushing my physical body to its limit, as symbolized by my sneakers

Here’s the third in the belabored series on tools that inspire me as a special needs parent to live with joy, courage and compassion, as inspired by the Hindi goddess Durga. I am not a naturally athletic person. Lest you … Continue reading

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Durga Tool #2: Empty space, as symbolized by trash bags

Here’s the second in what will certainly be a belabored series on tools that inspire me as a special needs parent to live with joy, courage and compassion, as inspired by the Hindi goddess Durga. As the Big Brother Big … Continue reading

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Durga Tool #1: Time spent in Nature, as symbolized by my thermos

As promised in yesterday’s post, I would love to share some the contents of my Durga toolbox that help me as a parent of a child with special needs stay joyful, courageous and compassionate on my path through life. To … Continue reading

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