Empowering Persons with Significant Disabilities
March 6, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Jean Marie Farish
Living Independence for Everyone(LIFE) of Mississippi empowers people with significant disabilities to be as independent and fully involved in their communities as they can and want to be. It is a non-profit center for independent living and was created through federal legislation in 1992. LIFE has enhanced the lives of over 35,000 individuals since 1993, and have provided information to more than 170,000 people. No matter how old you are or where you live in Mississippi, LIFE can help. The Board members and staff live with the philosophy, "nothing about us without us"! Services are provided at no cost with expertise and commitment to make the lives of persons with disabilities better. Life offices are consumer-controlled, nonresidential, and community-based. Core services are information and referral, peer support, advocacy, skills training, and community transition. Guest Augusta Smith will share how LIFE serves as a model for empowering persons with disabilities.
Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Love Light inspires you to cultivate a lifestyle of living in the spirit of love, based on the premise of wholehearted connections through worthiness. Disempowering fear-based conditioning compels masses of people to live in the shadow of fear compounded with thoughts and feelings of not being good enough, undeserving and unworthy. Our thoughts and feelings about love affect all area of our lives. We are worthy and an empowered self is a loving self. My personal mission of altruistic and heart-centered living is grounded in the power of love to become authentic, overcome unworthiness, and transform our lives. You will gain a new perspective on the meaning of love, engage in authentic expressions of love and strengthen and embody the practice of love for yourself and others in your daily life. Our guests are an integral part of our show, and share their expertise, gifts and resources, Fridays at 9 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.
Dr. Jean Marie Farish
Dr. Jean Marie Farish is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and an award-winning bestselling author, and has been featured on the covers of PUBLISHED! and BookMad Magazines. She is the Founder of Life Care Wellness PEP for Angels, Inc., to enrich lives and serve our community, and has hosted Storytelling and Cultural Arts Projects at the Children’s Hospital. Her professional service includes a 28 year career in higher education, working with people transitioning from prison to the community, serving six months at Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN), conducting workshops in the U.S. and for Malaysian health care providers, and presenting papers at the Oxford Round Table in England and the International Counseling and Social Work Conference in Penang. She has traveled throughout Turkey visiting schools and universities. As a Life Care Wellness Love Light Coach, with the theme wholehearted connections through worthiness, she has combined her extensive educational background in psychology and rehabilitation with spiritual principles that have transformed her life and the lives of others through her books, classes and workshops.