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Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.

Commitment

Commitment

" Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.  It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions.  And the actions which speak louder than the words.  It is making the time when there is none.  Coming through time after time, year after year.  Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things.  It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism." - Anon

Commitment can be a chance to hold yourself accountable for what you are manifesting in life.  The word commitment is a scary one for many.  It means taking responsibility for your thoughts, actions, emotions, and spirit.  Aligning yourself with your integrity and your truth in order to create an authentic vision. 

If there are moments in your life where you are not getting the results you desire - contemplate the question: Where am I not committing?

Perfect

Perfect

Alice Walker: “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.” 

Ah, the curse of perfectionism.  It manifests as a stubborn clinging to attain the best possible outcome in order to feel secure.  Who are we trying to be perfect for?  Do more, be more, achieve more, work-out more, drive yourself to the limit; or on the opposite side of the spectrum:  why even bother to try in the first place? Perfectionism can keep you stuck in many ways.  Stuck in judgement, stuck in fear, stuck in never being "good enough."

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

Commute Another Way Week set for May 16-20

17th ANNUAL EVENT ASKS 'WHAT'S YOUR MPG'

Commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk or telecommute May 16 through 20 can double their miles per gallon – or better. With high gas prices hitting commuters hard in the pocketbook this spring, Commute Another Way Week is urging employers and commuters to work together to raise their MPG – and save a bundle on their daily commute.

“This is the 17th year we’ve held this event, and one thing that never stops drawing people in is the message about how much you can save when you drive alone to work less frequently,” says event organizer Carey Kish of the GO MAINE program.

The purpose of Commute Another Way Week is to let help Maine commuters learn more about carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking or riding transit, teleworking and other low-cost alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.

Open Your Heart

Open Your Heart

Florida Scott-Maxwell:
"Life does not accomodate you, it shatters you. It is meant to, and it couldn't do it better. Every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition."

 

How do you find a sense of comfort when the ground beneath you seems to be disappearing? Why do we attempt to find meaning and safety in life when things go terribly wrong (our perception)? To accept life as a swirling container of beauty within destruction while maintaining a sense of hope and happiness - that is a sobering reality.

I'm a fan of Stonyfield Cafe in Falmouth!

I'm a fan of Stonyfield Cafe in Falmouth!

I'm a HUGE fan of the salads at Stonyfield Cafe. Always great service. Easy to get in and out at lunchtime. They are kid friendly and even have a little play area too.

Check them out: http://www.stonyfieldcafe.com/

Stonyfield Café 
240 US Route One 
Falmouth, Maine 04105 
207.781.8889 (p)

 

 

 

Let Love Rule

Let Love Rule

Sara Paddison, The Hidden Power of the Heart:
"Care flowing through your system gradually reconnects you with your spirit and vitality. Care enough about yourself to go to your heart to get peace, clarity, and direction before you act. True self-care has to come first." 

Many women I see as clients are true masters of putting everyone else first before themselves.  The concept of self-care/love is foreign or even scary to some.  I am often amazed at the level of denial my clients hold towards responding to their own needs.  However, within that "tight bud" of self-neglect, there is a glimmer of hope.  If they have taken the time to set up an appointment with me, there is some aspect of wisdom guiding them towards healing.