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Leisa A. Hammett
Nashville
Author, Speaker, Advocate
Interests: Autism, Art, All the Rest of Life
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Oh, Joy. THIS is nothing. Well, I mean it's obviously something and something special bc I wrote about it, but it's barely the TIP of the iceberg. Our art scene has exploded in the last two years and I'm behind on the newer venues. Thank you for commenting!
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You matter. Of course you do. But somewhere in the course of parenting, self-care for moms and dads (especially moms) is often forgotten. Here's the deal: You are the foundation of your family. If the foundation is not sturdy, how... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Leisa A. Hammett
Thanks, and, yes, Claudia. You know this is true.
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Here, in Nashville, there's a muted silence in the air these chilly, crisp pre-spring days. I'm calling it in between time. The few intermittent days of warm, glorious sunshine brought the buzz of activity. Now, there's a hush in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Why thank you, Lux. Judging by the looks of your blog's home page, at least, looks like you have a roar yourself. :)
Jamie, hmmm....Id like to hear more what you are thinking here. :) Thank you for commenting. Leisa A. Hammett Author/Blogger, Speaker, ARTism Agent www.LeisaHammett.com www.GraceGoad.com + Facebook: Grace Goad | Autism Art
Jamie, hmmm....I'd like to hear more what you are thinking here. :) Thank you for commenting.
Thank you for all the ways you taught me by just being forthright you, Alicia, both at the conference and since. I hope we can get together before school ends. Im willing to put something on my calendar. Leisa A. Hammett Author/Blogger, Speaker, ARTism Agent www.LeisaHammett.com www.GraceGoad.com + Facebook: Grace Goad | Autism Art
Thank you for all the ways you taught me by just being forthright you, Alicia, both at the conference and since. I hope we can get together before school ends. I'm willing to put something on my calendar.
Love that, Claudia: "complicated, interesting and fascinating lives." Thank you for commenting. :)
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We bonded during the last hour of the day. A panelist at the close of the first-ever conference for midlife bloggers asked the audience of 100 women if any of us found certain types of stories that resonated with their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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Hello, again, beautiful fallen, Snow, piled atop epic Ice. Hello, beautiful, quiet Earth. You ssshhh my mouth and mind chatter. Hello, bulging-bellied birds perched and chirping cheeriness on the patio-garden dogwood. Hello, warm, flannel jammies; fuzzy socks, and opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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Ready? Cue the eyeballs to roll. I'm sure some of my Facebook friends knew this blog post was coming. So, what does The Buddha have to do with the Icepocalypse, as we called Storm Octavia here in Nashville? And Pandora.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Meredith, you are so wise. I always appreciate your kind, gentle, affirming words.
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Day two here in Nashville's worst ice storm in two decades. Area public schools are cancelled for the week as we thaw from phase one and brace for two and possibly three more hits of this epic winter event. Early... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Patty, Suzanne, Angela, I am moved by each of your comments. Thank you for your graciousness and understanding. Suzanne, your words about Grace are especially appreciated. You get it. Love to all.
Thank you, @Mary. This was a difficult post to put out there. And, @Carol, thank you. Wise words.
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"What is it about what I've said that's upsetting to you?" There was an awkward pause in our conversation. I looked up to the ceiling, sniffed, and then reached across the kitchen table and grabbed a tissue to blot the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
Thank you for commenting, Cathy. I appreciate your kind comments about my post and about dear J'laine. Unfortunately, when my blog changes over to WordPress and it's new design next week....All comments on my current blog platform are going to be lost. Hope to meet you at BAM soon. :)
Potent message that covers a vast arena of problematic cultural issues. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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Really, now—? Was being a member of the inaugural cast of Nashville's Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) in April, 2014, truly "life changing," as I and others involved had dubbed it? Last week, in an internal dialogue, I pondered the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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Art is a window into the beauty and potential of people with disAbilities. It all started over a cup of coffee. This is music city. Hit songs are penned upon scratch paper in coffeehouses across town. Last June, my coffee... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett
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In a society increasingly driven by the culture of social media, it’s easy to find ourselves living in a fictitious world of Pinterest Perfect and Fantasy Facebook. You know what I’m talking about. Kitchens that are never dirty, family life... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Leisa A. Hammett