Teachers never know how information given to students will be received. So, you can only imagine my delight when I received a call last night from my new student who came to class yesterday, and she was calling to tell me about some of the positive changes she experienced throughout the day yesterday. Her voice even sounded more confident just eight hours later, and I'm off the charts happy for her. I think she is recognizing that RA is a condition and not a life sentence!
As my favorite teacher once told me, "showing up" is the beginning of healing. Since the day we had a talk about showing up, I've discovered how many positive ways it applies in my life.