Every day is an opportunity for a Fresh Start!
Every day is an opportunity for a Fresh Start!
This is an inspiring story. This is how we as mom’s are, we stop at nothing to ensure that our children and our families get the best care possible.
Stay at home mom of 4, exotic pet zookeeper, wife, teacher… and even referee. these are all titles that i accept wholeheartedly. another one is mother of a child with Autism. when the letters PDD were being tossed around, it opened a whole new realm for us.
At first we followed the doctors orders. i didnt know any better, and wanted to believe that these “experts” had my childs best interest at heart. despite going to COUNTLESS therapy sessions, spending TONS of money between co-pays, babysitters, gas money, etc, i was still having to restrain my son several times a week, fight him every moment of every day to take his medication, and witness side effects of these pharmaceuticals. i looked everywhere for help. the information on autism and PDD was overwhelming to say the least. Hell, i even read an article that claimed katsup was to blame for autism! at this point, what do i avoid? Gluten, sugar, carbs, strawberries…. katsup?? what do i add?
A friend of mine who was helping me do research, told me about some beneficial supplements to try. a simple combination of heavy doses of good quality (no preservatives and appropriate peroxide levels) fish oil and a good quality probiotic. This came at a perfect time, as i experienced one of the most terrifying moments of my life. Once again i believed that the doctors were looking out for my sons best interest, and even had some compelling arguments for adding medications…. so i agreed.
Any mother i’m sure can understand the terror of what i was about to go through. my son became completely delusional. he would have black outs, where i could see in his eyes that no one was there. he tried to throw himself out a window….. my 7 yr old son was trying to kill himself!!! come to find out this was caused by hallucinations! i was horrified. TERRIFIED!!!!
i was loosing my son. my 7 yr old beautiful baby boy…..
That’s it i thought, i cannot allow this to happen. i took charge of my sons medical care. the doctors REFUSED to believe that this was a result from the medication, even though side effects were listed in the manufactures information! HOW DARE THEY!!! i was angry. i was appalled….. i was MOTIVATED…. yes motivated to take charge and DEDICATED to my sons recovery from autism.
I prayed and took the plunge. off the medication he went. i weaned him off as fast as i safely could. i put him on Fish oil and probiotics as fast as i could. it was HUGE leap of faith, i noticed a difference almost immediately. i waited to treat with the supplements after he was off the dangerous medication and the potency effects were almost all out of his system. within 24 hrs my son was less anxious, less in pain, and less angry. it just got better from there….. its been almost a year now since I’ve restrained my son. he is so close to being off every last bit of his medication. he only takes 1 now and we are in the process of eliminating it. he craves the fish oil and i we both definitely notice a difference when we get lazy and skip a day. he has gotten so good at remembering to take it himself! he knows it helps! i know it helps!!! shoot even the football coach/friend has noticed a difference
MY SON PLAYS FOOTBALL!!!!! on a team!!!! with other kids!!!!!
he comes to me with problems and questions
he looks at me in the eye……
MY SON SMILES AT ME!!!
i see my son behind the label “autism”
i see a bright future for my son.
without the help of my friends who gave me advice and LiveSmart 360 products, i have to say that i would still be in a black hole wondering which way was up and how we were going to manage our lives and my sons future.
thank you livesmart for creating this product to not only help save the health of my family, but save the life of my son!
“Everything Happens for a Reason”
– Courtesy of lovelysms.com
“To attain knowledge,
add things every day.
To attain wisdom,
remove things every day.”
— Lao Tzu
Being Assertive – is one of the most important skills you can learn today. It changes the way you communicate, deal with conflict, and your own relationship with yourself.
Being Assertive – can help with your self esteem, it means expressing yourself effectively and standing up for your views. It does not mean being a pushover and trampling on other peoples rights as you go along.
Being Assertive – is a balance between being passive and aggressive. If you are passive you tend to be shy and not able to speak up for your rights; if you are aggressive you come across as a bully. You just need that balance which entails showing respect for others while bringing across your point.
You have the right to change your mind.
You have the right to say, “I don’t know.”
You have the right to make mistakes—and be responsible for them.
I could go on and on, every now and again we need a dose of assertiveness. Sometimes we think we are hurting the other persons feelings, but if we can stand up for our rights and ideas while being respectful we should come away feeling good about ourselves. And not regretting taking a stand.
So in the spirit of sharing here’s a great book you can read on Assertiveness courtesy of Bookboon. This is an absolutely free service. No hidden agenda.
“When we are no longer able to change
we are challenged to change
Viktor E. Frankl
Everyday is an opportunity for a FreshStart!
“Our inability to see beauty
doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there.
Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough
or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner
Courtesy of Daysprings.com
A New Year’s Prayer
As a new year begins, we come to You and ask for Your blessing.
We pray that you would give us joy to fill our days, peace to fill our hearts, and love to fill our lives.
Thank You for the plans You have for us in this new year.
We wait in anticipation to see all You will do!
Thanking God for you and praying your new year is blessed in every way.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Where there is LIFE there is HOPE