Episode 94

Published on:

18th Nov 2021

Being a Sib of a Person with a Disability

In this episode, I interview Shruti Tekwani about what her life was like as a sibling to someone with a disability. One word she used to describe it was lonely. There are so many things that people with so-called "normal" childhoods would never have to consider. Parents' attention is always taken up with the child with the disability. Simply leaving the house can be an ordeal. Your life is quite different from your friends and so many other things. If you'd like to learn more about what life is like for sibs of a person with a disability, Shruti shares candid conversation about love, commitment and challenges. If you would like to speak with her further, her email address is shrutitekwani@gmail.com Shruti belongs to organizations designed to support sibs, as they call themselves, as they process their journeys and deal with the myriad of emotions they experience but don't often get to talk about or process: the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network at https://www.masiblingsupport.org and the Sibling Support Project at www.siblingsupport.org.

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Life = Choices; Choices = Life
Making better choices for a better life
Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

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Kim Olver

Kim Olver's mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a board certified coach. She is a world renowned expert in Choice Theory™ , a highly sought after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Radical Responsibility and Appreciation. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program. Kim worked five years as a counselor for schizophrenics in a community-based residential program, 17 years holding various positions with a specialized foster care agency, was Executive Director of Glasser Institute for Choice Theory for nine years and the Executive Director for William Glasser International for eight; and began her own company, Coaching for Excellence, in 2005. She is a model of what she teaches about taking responsibility for the things she can influence and control and finding appreciation for those things she can't. Kim believes radical responsibility and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.