Being United, Pampering, and Taking Care of Ourselves
#28: Being United, Pampering and Taking Care of Ourselves
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No time for “me time,” pampering or taking care of yourself?
Julie Hornok, author of United In Autism: Finding Strength Inside the Spectrum says it like it is…we are united!! When we walk into a room of special needs moms, there is this underlying, understanding of “yeah, we’ve all been through it.”
In today’s podcast, Julie tells how she’s working to unite us all and bring inspirational speakers, pampering, and fun to us, the “special moms”, all around the world. Julie also tells us about what made her start taking better care of herself and the little tricks she’s figured out to incorporate into her daily routine. She reveals her secret “lunch hour” and a couple of things she does to get in her “me time” that doesn’t require much money, and don’t make her feel kind of sneaky and bad about it.
Together we are stronger!
Links mentioned in this episode:
United in Autism: Finding Strength Inside the Spectrum
A diagnosis of autism can rock a family’s world. The toll it takes on everyone involved can be one of isolation; a child who doesn’t respond to the world around them, a parent who gives dedication, patience and love often with no expressible love given back. It’s a messy equation with huge emotional and financial costs. As a mother of a daughter with autism, Julie Hornok has experienced her fair share of these parenting challenges, and now brings together thirty inspiring and heartfelt stories from parents raising children from all places on the spectrum and from all corners of the world. These mothers and fathers have experienced some of the worst of what this disorder can do, but in seeking help, they found it…and more. Now they pay it forward by sharing their accounts and giving back to the autism community. United in Autism: Finding Strength inside the Spectrum offers understanding, comfort and hope as well as global allies and strength to those who feel alone.
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