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DIY: Create Your Own Superhero Alter Ego

You may know by now that there’s real power behind striking a superhero pose. So while you and your family are showing off your power poses left and right this summer, why not create a superhero alter ego to match? We’ll help you get started.
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5 Disability-Focused Podcasts You Should Listen To

Listening to podcasts can be a great way to explore new hobbies, content areas, and expand your knowledge on a plethora of topics. With so many podcasts out there, it can feel overwhelming trying to find the right one for YOU. To help you along your podcast journey, we’ve compiled a list of 5 great disability-focused podcasts that you can add to your playlists.

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Good Vibes Only: Feel-Good News Stories to Brighten Your Day Pt. 2

Do you sometimes feel like you’re being bombarded with bad news? With 24/7 access to social media and the strifes and struggles of not only our local communities, but the world at large, it can feel like the bad in the world is overwhelming, sometimes unbearable.

Well the GOOD news is that there is still good news out there! We’ve taken the time to collect some recent feel-good news stories to share with you – and hopefully brighten your day!

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Self-Care + Our Staff

It’s important to remind ourselves in stressful situations that our mental and physical health is important, and that stress can be harmful to us. Taking care of oneself and de-stressing not only feels good, but it’s vitally important to our long-term health. To get some good ideas on how to practice self-care in the face of difficult situations, we reached out to some JMF staff members to get their favorite self-care methods!

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Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute to the Late Actor’s Life and a Reflection on Hidden Disabilities

This Joseph Maley Foundation blog was written and researched by Communications Associate, Lauren Maley. 

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Tips to Keep Stress & Anxiety at Bay

No matter what your current situation may be, stress and anxiety have a knack for finding their way into our lives. Whether you are incredibly busy without much time to yourself, dealing with too much free time due to the pandemic, or even in a very regular schedule and lifestyle, there are things that anyone can do that can help lower those levels of anxiety and stress. Here are some ideas for both in-the-moment and long-term anxiety and stress relief options for you to consider.*

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5 Indiana Nonprofits You Should Know About

Indiana is home to a wide array of nonprofits, both locally based and international. The Joseph Maley Foundation considers itself extraordinarily lucky to be included in a vast, diverse community of fantastic organizations and people accomplishing important work in the state and beyond. For this blog, we wanted to highlight just a small portion of some of the wonderful organizations based here!

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6 Disabled Content Creators to Follow

Are you interested in learning more about what it’s like to live with a disability? These 6 content creators are a great place to start! Visit their social media pages (linked below) and listen as they share their lived experiences.

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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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The JMF Pets

There are few things in life better than the love of a furry friend. For this week’s blog, we wanted to highlight some of the beloved pets of JMF – featuring the cute critters of our staff and Board of Directors.

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