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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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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 Hidden Talents of JMF

Increased time at home has given plenty of people a chance to reconnect with old talents and hobbies, or discover new ones. In this week’s blog, we take a look at some of the hidden talents of our JMF staff!

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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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