Celebrities Who Live with Invisible Disabilities

96% of people living with a disability have one you are not able to see. Invisible disabilities are usually synonymous with invisible illnesses which are chronic and lifelong. While the everyday person may not be able to see these disabilities, they still affect everyday life for those who have them.  A lot of these illnesses have similar symptoms, such as fatigue, low grade fevers, severe pain, cognitive dysfunction, learning differences, mental disorders, dizziness, weakness, and malaise. In more extreme cases, these illnesses can cause systemic damage and organ failure. Some examples of invisible illnesses are diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic lyme disease, MS, and arthritis. 

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Poetry to Ponder

There is a great deal of beauty and power in words that are well said. There is a reason we all seem to know to take “the road less traveled,” the romantic urge to “compare thee to a summer’s day,” or that the raven says “Nevermore”.

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Meditation II: A Motivational Guide to Unlocking the Magic of Mindfulness

Hello again. Welcome back to your journey of meditation with your guide: JMF. If you have not already done so, I would suggest taking a moment to go and read or review the first part of this series, linked here.

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The Best Hashtags and Accounts to Follow on Social Media Part 2

The world of social media can be difficult to navigate. Oftentimes, when we think of social media we think of the negativity that lives there. It’s not uncommon to log onto your Instagram or Facebook account and feel worse rather than better about yourself or your day. That’s not to say that social media doesn’t have a good side. In fact, social media can be an incredibly useful tool for learning more about any sort of topic you’d imagine, especially disabilities, from real people sharing their real experiences online

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VIDEO – My Why JMF & Butterfly Wishes: Jane Seib

We have a very special video blog for you this week! Jane Seib, JMF Curriculum Manager, shares her “Why JMF” in the video below, as well as her Butterfly Wishes for the Foundation.

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My “Why JMF”: Lauren Maley

As we enter the last few weeks of 2020, JMF is thrilled to be sharing our community’s “Why JMF’s” with you. There are so many fun, fascinating, and inspirational stories and experiences behind each “Why JMF”, and we’re especially honored to share this one.

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Your Donation and JMF

With our Annual Campaign underway, we at Joseph Maley Foundation wanted to answer some FAQ’s about how your generous donations work to support children of ALL abilities. We asked our Executive Director, Vivian Maley, and our Accounting and Stewardship Manager Jeanne Spaletto, for the inside scoop on how donating to the Foundation works!

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Giving Kindness

The holidays are here, but for many people, this year’s celebrations might look very different. These holidays will see less hugs, food, and laughter given – but we hope it won’t see less kindness.

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Good Vibes Only: Feel-Good News Stories to Brighten Your Day

We are in the home stretch towards the end of a challenging and exhausting year, and as winter approaches and the days get shorter, we all could use a little treat to reward ourselves and a mental health break here or there.

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Halloween 2020: How Our Staff is Celebrating

Are you stuck trying to plan fun, safe Halloween activities for your family this year? This Halloween might look different from year’s past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! So for this week’s blog, we turned to some of our staff members to see what they’re doing to celebrate the holiday, AND stay safe.

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