Dr. Jensen is truly an Awesome Advocate. Without even meeting Nick, this kind man invited him to speak to over 100 cub scouts in his troop! In addition, he has written both a blog post and a review on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A6NHFX05OY7ZW/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp?ie=UTF8) for Nick and his book, Helping in Action. What a way to make Nick smile!
Dr. Jensen does not stop at just making Nick smile, however. His blog, Good Day Journal:
offers readers positive messages, free downloads of music and books, and inspiring articles and advice. He also has written several books empowering people to use strategies that will help them overcome many of life’s obstacles.
Dr. Jenson, a Fort Collins based Psychiatrist and owner of his own practice, treats patients with varying psychological diagnoses; including depression, bi-polar, and anxiety. He specializes in using a Holistic approach; treating the whole body, mind, and spirit, rather than treating an ailment as an independent factor in a patient’s life.
We are so pleased to have met Dr. Jenson, and are excited to present to his boy scout troop this summer! Thank you, Dr. Jenson, for being such an Awesome Advocate!!
I like to do many activities that other able-bodied people do, it may look a little different and take a bit more support; but I have just as much fun as you.
One thing that can stop me in my tracks, though, is one little word that begins with the letter “R.”. The word “retard” is a hurtful word that means more than what many think it does. It’s not a light word to be thrown about among friends. It is a word that carries a lot of weight.
Just like anyone else, I don’t like to be labeled or referred to as anything less than the person who I am. When I hear the word, “Retard,” it makes me feel sad and hurt. It makes me feel like my power has been taken away; like I cannot do all of the things that I would like to. It makes me feel angry and resentful of the people that use it with such carelessness.
I don’t like to feel all of these negative emotions. I like to be positive and try my best. I like to believe we are only limited by our own imaginations. I like to think that if others truly understood the impact the word “retard” can have, they would stop using it, Completely; and not just brush away the concerns of the differently-abled by explaining they “didn’t mean it in that way.”
To all of those who use the r-word regularly,I have one simple request:
Think before you speak.
We all live in one community, one world, and we can make it better if we show each other the same amount of respect that we expect for ourselves and our loved ones. We all need to be aware of the power the words we chose to use can have.
Spread the Word to End the Word!