Decisions As We Approach Lillian Darnell Reaching 18 Years of Age – Nevada

September 30 2018:

Friends with special needs adult children … Lillian is 17 years old now and it’s time to decide about guardianship. I’ll need to decide whether to do a full guardianship, or just financial, or just medical or both or alternatives.

**Nevada friends have shared about Supported Decision making – About to educate myself on that!!** So … input on any and all routes friends have gone is welcome! Lillian is capable of making decisions. Although, she has a difficult time with some decisions; with much anxiety.

Would you mind sharing your thoughts and experiences with this? I’m interested in hearing from all, especially friends in the state of Nevada since state laws can be different.

Did you have your local Regional Center (state organization that provides services for special needs kids) to assist with this by giving you information and/or conducting a psychological evaluation?

Thank you so very much for your input!! xoxo

Lillian is not medically fragile and we hardly ever go to the doctor. She hasn’t been in years. Her difficulties are her ability to articulate her speech, and emotional and mental issues. She does have difficulty making some decisions. She almost always ask for my input; which I give to her. She still has some difficulties after that, yet, I usually will try a bit more to get her to make the decision. If she’s not able to do it, I’ll make the decision for her (which, sometimes will snap her into being firm with her own decision)!

Big Washoe Lake Dried Up

**THROWBACK POST**

October 11 2015:

Big Washoe Lake this afternoon. Oh my gosh! It’s dried up!! I had no idea as we haven’t been here in about a year! Barbara told me on Friday that it was all dry and we just had to go see for ourselves.

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Big Washoe Lake yesterday afternoon. I had no idea it was dried up as we haven’t visited in about a year. My friend, Barbara, told me on Friday that it was dry and we just had to go see for ourselves.

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We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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He dragged this huge tree limb into the lake and it was his boat for about an hour. It was beautiful watching him sail his boat to the middle of the lake. Love, love, love. We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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Second Space to Offer Reiki and One Session Turned Into Two

October 8 2017:

I may have a second space to offer Reiki; in an amazing and wonderful wellness center! This will help in accommodating clients in different parts of town. Fingers crossed and wee rose petals crossed too!

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“This was my first time experiencing Reiki and it was wonderful. I was so deeply relaxed and comfortable I was in and out of sleep! During my session with Camilla I even got a vision of a beautiful image I want to paint. Camilla had just the right colors and scents in the room too, catered just for me! I’ll definitely be doing this again in the near future. Please give her Reiki sessions a try, she’s got a gift. 🙂” – Natalie Gorden, Reno, Nevada

Already have my first round of clients scheduled since receiving the internal nudge to begin offering Reiki once again! I have so many more tools, techniques, and ideas to support clients … Use of mindfulness, meditating, and nature. And, soon, another technique! xoxoxo

October 11 2017:

I am beyond excited, grateful, and blessed to announce that I now have an amazing, beautiful, and soul soothing environment at which to offer Reiki …. Pinnacle Wellness!

You can experience a Reiki session stand alone or you can combine it with one of Pinnacle’s modalities or experience one of their modalities afterwards.

The punch card they offer is an amazing deal! I CANNOT wait to use the Halotherapy room. It is calling me big time!

I also have the beautiful space in North Reno! Now I can accommodate those coming from different ends of town! So incredibly grateful …. xoxoxo… Perhaps this photo can show in some way how far and deep my gratitude extends …

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October 13 2017:

I arrived at Pinnacle Wellness yesterday morning to give one Reiki session and left in the afternoon after giving two! My client enjoyed it so much her husband wanted a session too!

They both had a Reiki session and took turns enjoying two of Pinnacle’s services while the other enjoyed Reiki. They were so incredibly relaxed and joyful when they left! I have two openings next week up for grabs!! Feeling incredibly grateful and blessed … xoxo

 

 

Wonderful and Balancing and Gratitude and Sunset

June 18 2017:

Sunset visit to one of our favorite parks to throw frisbee and for Thomas to test the drone that a friend gifted to him. He got it up a few times, just needs to study it a bit more.

Then we took our family walk. It was such a beautiful sunset. Wonderful clouds and birds with a light breeze. It was the perfect balance to an arguing Thomas and Lillian.

Incredibly grateful to nature for having been with us all these years …. for being my partner in holding a space for joy, complaining, fun, peace, forgiveness, and transmuting.

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June 21 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian on Monday night. Just when I think there are no more pictures to be made here. I just can’t stop! xoxo

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Thomas and Camilla March 2017 Date Day

March 13 2017:

Field trip turned into Thomas and Camilla March 2017 Date Day.

First stop was for Thomas to say goodbye to Meg and Buttercup before they leave for their next adventure. Thank you Barbara Richmond Chastain for having us over for one last rendezvous.

It was sooo good seeing you Fran Melino!! Thanks for the hugs! And, wonderful seeing you too Melinda Bourke Blackwell!!! Can’t wait to visit your property! Thanks for your hugs too! Part 1

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Second stop: Little Washoe Lake –

We stayed for nearly an hour as Thomas foraged for large sticks and limbs to launch. Yes. You can get in the water Thomas. Pants and all. Have FUN!

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Finding a piece of lime green beach glass in the sand is just like finding a four leaf clover, isn’t it?

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Last stop: Vegan root beer float with coconut bliss ice cream. Thanks Great Full Gardens South Meadows Reno for such yummy love filled treats.

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Biggest Little Photographer on the Radio and Flying to Germany

December 13 2016:

Thank you Terry Torpet Vasenden for buying 10 copies of Biggest Little Photographer to be sold at Sierra Family Pharmacies, including Don’s Pharmacy!! He gets a spot right up front at the counter! Your kindness, friendship, and excitement were refreshing to experience this afternoon! xoxo

So far 5 local shops are selling Biggest Little Photographer … He’s getting around! Tomorrow is post office run day so if you planned on buying a book and want it mailed tomorrow, place your order by end of day today.

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December 14 2016:

Biggest Little Photographer gets to travel to Bavaria, Germany tomorrow with Alexa! He will permanently reside there with her Photographer Uncle!!! We are so blessed to have had Alexa in our lives for this past year and a half. xoxo … (Alexa is the wonderful psychotherapist that we’ve been seeing to help Lillian with processing emotions. Today was our last session with her! We graduated!)

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December 15 2016:

Thomas and I will be on the LRP Book Hound radio show live this coming Monday, 12.19, between 4-4:30 to talk about Biggest Little Photographer!! OKCKQ 1180 AM in Reno, NV and live streaming at http://amm.streamon.fm/….

We are so grateful to Jan for this opportunity and the entire crew at LRP for all they have done with bringing the book together. Oceans of thanks to everyone who has supported and cheered from the beginning and who continue to support Thomas’ creation! xoxo

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December 16 2016:

Thank you Dave Asher at Buy Nevada First Gift Shop & Visitors Center!! Biggest Little Photographer looks amazing with all the other locally created souvenirs! It’s already time to re-stock! There’s only one left!

Thanks so much everyone!! Supporting another’s heart creation is indeed a blessing all the way around! xoxo

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