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Landmark: 1st Book & 5-year Anniversary

posted Feb 14, 2016, 3:01 PM by Ezra Lockhart
I am happy to announce my first book is available on Amazon. It is my hope that those who commit to Living Kindness affect positive change in themselves and those around them. Strong communities are shaped by the focused, intentional acts of kindness by its members.

First Book
Living Kindness: Your Footsteps Towards Being a Kinder Human is a way for you to consider how you can embark on a path of kindness. It is a keepsake where you have the chance to chart your focused, intentional acts of daily kindness. In this 30-day edition readers record in as few as a single sentence how they brought kindness into the world. An inspirational quote proceeds each day with the hope that readers are opened up to the importance of kindness and the many different forms that kindness takes.

After your 30 days of living kindness you are invited to share this keepsake with those who hold meaning in your life. Go to your mother or father, sister or brother, girlfriend or boyfriend, wife or husband and share with them the goodness in you.  You can present this to them as a symbol of your efforts towards being a better human.

Five Years at Family Disability Services
February 2016 marks another year of service to individuals and families who experience developmental disabilities. I am grateful to be in a position to assist others in achieving their life goals and improving their ability to accomplish activities of daily living.

This year what stood out to me the most is the lack of specific services geared towards assisting young adults with developmental disability transition to adulthood. The current paradigm focuses on early detection and intervention. The value of such provisions are not debatable given the immense research available on the benefits of early childhood intervention. However, as young men and women transition out of the educational system and into their family- and individually-defined adulthood the available supports systems thin out leading families grasping at straws. This is not to say that systems are not at all in place, but the options are limited and wait-lists long. There is definitely a need for increased options for this community here in Alaska.
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