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As a former foster child, my passion is advocating for and with foster care youth, publicizing the challenges that they face and addressing their developmental and emotional needs through workshops.

Monday, December 21, 2009

"At the deepest part of my heart, I am a perfectionist who wishes she could walk on water, and provide a lifeboat for EVERY young person emerging from foster care to adulthood. 

"But, some days, I get pulled in by the undertow. Fortunately, even during those moments when my head is submerged under water, it’s okay – because I know how to swim, and I can keep on kicking until I reach the surface."

~ Lisa Dickson

Saturday, December 19, 2009

And, when we say NO, they won't be happy about it

"We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity." 

~Barbara De Angelis

(And when we say "No," they won't cheer for us! Nope, they will probably be mad at us, and resent it. And that has to be okay... we have to accept that).

Starting where you are today -- to make a difference

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” - Maria Robinson

Friday, December 18, 2009

We never come fully to ourselves -- until life makes its demands on us

"You become strong by doing the things you need to be strong for" 
~Audre Lorde~

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Truth 2010

Deep down, we survivors share the same passion to make a difference. 

Maybe we try to run from it. Maybe we try to fill our needs with something else (or somebody). 

But, when the distractions are over, one thing remains - I CAN MAKE THIS BETTER.

~ Lisa Dickson

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A Mindset Can Be A Prison

"Sometimes a mindset is the worst prison that somebody can be trapped in. Don't finish the work that someone in your past did in trying to destroy you. Survive and thrive."

~ Lisa Dickson


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Never give up - never surrender!!

"When it comes to life legacies and historical movements:

"Nothing of true worth, beauty and lasting value ever comes easy. Stop expecting it to. We're gonna have to work for it - and with time, tact, patience and perseverence, we can make it happen."

~ Lisa Dickson