Marlee Matlin On Deaf And Police Interaction (+playlist)
Xpressive Handz There are various signs for "deaf" but here, we learn that to be understood by police officers, we need to use the universal sign for "deaf". There are other excellent things we should know and do according to this video by Marlee Matlin.
Thu, Apr 24 2014 · 1 hour ago
Captions to be Provided at Giant Center Conference May 2-3,...
Xpressive Handz I am pleased to announce that captions will be available at the upcoming Beth Moore event at the Giant Center this May. This is the ONLY conference Beth Moore is having this year on the East Coast. If you are a Beth Moore fan, but don't attend conferences because you have hearing loss, or are deaf and don't know ASL, here is your chance to attend a LIVE, CAPTIONED eve...
Mon, Apr 21 2014
US Navy to Deafen and Kill Whales
Xpressive Handz This is a video with Pierce Brosnan is captioned! (Click CC if you need captions) What we can do to stop this.Read more and sign the petition here: ---
Fri, Apr 18 2014
The point of spirituality is to ....
Xpressive Handz "The point of spirituality is to bring us together, not to split us apart, to bring us together in united, mutual understanding and knowledge." "that they would be One..." May my attitude, words and actions unite and heal rather than to ever consciously wound and divide. May that to which I give my attention be the same. Sowing discord comes from a heart ruled by fear...
Fri, Apr 18 2014
Specific Emotions that Weaken Organs in the Body
Xpressive Handz I had just come through one of the healthiest years if my life. While everyone around me had caught colds and flu last year, I breezed through with good health. My mother passed away in December, and I came down with a mild cold in February. My mother was more than my mother, she was also my closest friend. It has been difficult adjusting to her not being here. Wh...
Mon, Apr 14 2014
New Aids Arrived
Xpressive Handz I am incredibly blessed. Yesterday, a pair of barely used state of the art hearing aids arrived as a gift from a blogger who now has two Cochlear Implants. We were connected by a third party who saw the donor was looking for a recipient. Marsha remembered I had mentioned I needed new hearing aids. My current pair where given to me by the Lion's Club in Coos Bay...
Fri, Apr 11 2014
HLAA - Lancaster County, PA Meeting April 15
Xpressive Handz Our next Hearing Loss Association of America - Lancaster, PA Chapter Meeting is coming up soon. The topic will be How Hearing Assistive Technology Can Help You presented by Bill Best, HLAA-PA ALD Demo Kit Coordinator.Everyone is welcome to come and learn. CART and loop provided!Tuesday, April 15th at 10:00Village Center Building Fellowship Hall, lower levelBrethren Vi...
Wed, Apr 09 2014
ADA Violation at Upcoming Giant Center Event: Beth Moore...
Xpressive Handz ADA Violation at Upcoming Giant Event: Beth Moore and LifeWay Many financially healthy churches and faith based organizations continue to choose to discriminate against persons with hearing loss for whom English is their first language. These organizations seem to care more about money than souls. Churches don't have to abide by ADA laws, but one would think...
Mon, Apr 07 2014
"Doveskoletz" Deaf Schools (Starring Gary's Class)
Xpressive Handz Hop over to "Follow Your Bliss" and check out this Danish Film about deaf schools. Gary's class is featured: [link]
Fri, Apr 04 2014
Speaking your truth.....
Xpressive Handz I don't know who wrote this, but it really resonates with me: Always speak your truth with love When you speak your truth, it's not about changing the other person's mind, or seeking their approval for your opinion. After all, we can't control other people's reactions to our actions. Speaking your truth is purely about being true to you. Al...
Mon, Mar 31 2014
PA House Bill 1608 - What it means for Deaf, HOH, Speech...
Xpressive Handz As many of you know, I am on the Telecommunications Advisory Board for Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. There are currently 3 vacant positions open for public members. Are you a relay user in PA? Let us know if you're interested in serving on this board. Your expenses will be covered if you travel into Harrisburg, PA to our meetings. We meet at the Public Utili...
Wed, Mar 26 2014
"Keep ASL in Schools"
Xpressive Handz My friends and I were invited to take part in this video. Please join us and support the campaign to "Keep ASL in School":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYQ1tPF5a6U
Mon, Mar 24 2014
Ninja Total Flex
Xpressive Handz Our friend Neil shared this amazing video. I've never seen anything like this before:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY3gXB9ukVM
Sat, Mar 22 2014
Lancaster Sign Language Classes Begin April , 2014 -...
Xpressive Handz Kathy Kostrub is offering Sign Language Classes in Lancaster, PA beginning April. Fabulous Husband took one of her classes previously and LOVED it! Sign up NOW.SPRING 2014 SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSESBeginner I American Sign Language, 8 weeks—Cost- $100.00 (DOES NOT include text cost: $20.14)Tuesday EVENINGS, 6-8 PM, starting April 15th, Lancaster General Hospital ORWednes...
Wed, Mar 19 2014
Healing Hands - Reiki and Military Stress
Xpressive Handz I saw this posted on Facebook today by my friend Rickie:Healing Hands - Reiki and Military Stress: [link] like how Reiki is gaining recognition and is being validated as effective because it is completely safe and gentle with no chemical side affects. EVERYONE can use Reiki for their benefit.If you would like a Reiki session with me, leave a comment below. Comments...
Tue, Mar 18 2014
An Irish Toast for St. Patrick's Day
Xpressive Handz May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks May your heart be as light as a songMay each day bring you bright happy hours That stay with you all the year long—An Irish Toast
Mon, Mar 17 2014
Ted Talks Shawn Achor discusses "Before Happiness"
Xpressive Handz My gratitude goes out to my friend Thai for pointing me to this fascinating discussion with Shawn Achor on FaceBook this week. There are incredible exercises and statistics in this discussion worth pondering. I am particularly fond of the 10-5 exercise he took from the Ritz Carlton and applied the exercise in a hospital. Following Shawn's description of the change tha...
Thu, Mar 13 2014
"You Brought the Sunshine" a D-PAN video
Xpressive Handz I love the story line of this video of how the boy grew up to be a choir director and the message of the song.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr8SZqKWctM
Wed, Mar 12 2014
Nuns Share Reiki as They Seek to Minister Holistically
Xpressive Handz Hands on healing has been around for years. We were created to energetically help our healing, and the healing of others. When a child falls and hurts their knee, they cup their hand over it. When someone has a headache, they rub their forehead or temples.We use our hands to reach out and comfort one another with a gentle touch, a hug, or a hand on a shoulder or anoth...
Mon, Mar 10 2014
How to bypass Automated Switchboard and get a human
Xpressive Handz Here are a few numbers to bypass automated voice systems and go directly to a human. I don't remember how I found this, but it is worth sharing once again. It's always nice to get a human.If this doesn't work, try pressing 00 at the first prompt. They say that sometimes works, too. AAA 800-222-4357 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages. AARP 888-687-2277 Pre...
Fri, Mar 07 2014
Visual of what "OM" looks like
Xpressive Handz I've been reading a lot about how sounds and words affect us not only by what is heard, but the vibration which our bodies feel. From what I understand, we are affected even on a cellular, molecular level. After reading this and seeing this video, I am convinced there is so much more we've yet to learn. This video is not captioned, but I understand when "om" is sang a...
Tue, Mar 04 2014
If you're looking for someone to change your life...
Sat, Mar 01 2014
"The Mom Song" - Captioned Version
Xpressive Handz My friend Laura posted this delightfully funny video on my Facebook timeline today. According to the person who posted it, these are all the things a mom says within a 24 hour period. Enjoy! [link]
Fri, Feb 28 2014
Good advice to help someone changing their life
Xpressive Handz Just focus on their future and give positive encouragement.
Thu, Feb 27 2014
ASL Interpreters at Upcoming PawsAbilities, Harrisburg, PA
Xpressive Handz Vikki Lagaza, the events coordinator for Susquehanna Service Dogs sent me this information about the upcoming PawsAbilities event March 8th and 9th, 2014. There will be ASL interpreters "on hand" BOTH days.The VIP brunch on Sunday features the New York Times best selling author, Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan from 11am to 1pm at the Keystone Conference Center at the Farm...
Mon, Feb 24 2014
I Never Leave Home Without My Hearing Aids
Xpressive Handz My hearing aids. I actually have a love/hate relationship with them for several reasons.1. They make my ears sore and itchy no matter how clean they are. They are uncomfortable and annoying to wear. However that may be, they do help with ambient sounds and give me audio clues in many environments, but they aren't perfect.2. Though they make things louder, they aren't ...
Thu, Feb 20 2014
The Tide Could Be Turning for Deaf Education - Guest Post...
Xpressive Handz Mark Drolsbaugh kindly accepted my offer to guest post on the blog today. I am honored to share this space with someone who is making a huge difference for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children caught in the outdated politics of today's education system. The Tide Could Be Turning for Deaf Education By Mark Drolsbaugh During a powerful stage performance of Tribes in ...
Mon, Feb 17 2014
Love and Other Valentine's Day Signs
Xpressive Handz Rachel Coleman of Signing Time shares a few lovingly sweet signs with us.Here are a few signs from Signing Savvy.
Thu, Feb 13 2014
Xpressive Handz My Fabulous Husband had this birthday card set out for me with a delicious box of chocolate this morning. I love the sentiment of the words.
Tue, Feb 11 2014
Falling on Deaf Ears - "Madness in the Mainstream"
Xpressive Handz I want to thank Carrie Hill, @CarrieHillPR for sending me a tweet that directed me to this 9 minute CAPTIONED and SIGNED video of Mark Drolsbaugh, author of "Madness in the Mainstream". His book focuses on key issues in maintsreaming and deaf education. Read more here: [link] watch the video here: [link] can find a list of other books by Mark Drolsbaugh at Handwave...
Mon, Feb 10 2014
"My Beautiful Woman"
Xpressive Handz Holly of Om Pregnancy and Parenting Center shared this beautiful 7 minute short film on Facebook today. It touches the heart in a beautiful way. I was admonished for not giving a warning for "tissue alert". consider yourself warned. ---
Fri, Feb 07 2014
March HLAA, Lancaster Chapter Meeting Announced
Xpressive Handz ALL are welcomed to our meetings.We have captions available for our Deaf and deafened attendees.When: March 18Time: 10:00 amPlace: Village of the Brethren, Fellowship Hall, downstairsI'll be there, and I hope to see you there, as well! HLAAChptMtgMarch 18 PA 2014 (1)
Wed, Feb 05 2014
"Does Sign Language Delay Speech?"
Xpressive Handz Does signing delay speech? Watch this and decide for yourself. Share with parents, educators, IEP's, everyone you know.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I36P6vkoPkk
Tue, Jan 28 2014
Student Researching Social Injustice Requests Help
Xpressive Handz My friend Liz is helping out a student with their research on social injustice. Hope over and take a peek, and if you have information that may help this student, leave a comment on Liz's post.New post on air today at Liz's deaf blog. Please do take a read and if you have something to say for this post to please leave it at my deaf blog and not here on Facebook, as th...
Fri, Jan 24 2014
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.
Xpressive Handz Dr. King would have been 85 years old today. Read about his life, his words and thoughts regarding segregation: [link]
Wed, Jan 15 2014
The "D" Word: Deaf Discrimination Toward Deaf
Xpressive Handz Because of our experience which I share in Michelle's book, I have embarked on a new project with Nancy Kingsley, the director of Hearing Loss Association of America - Pennsylvania (she is also the chapter leader of Lancaster County Hearing Loss Association of America) and Terri Avis, a captioner from Landisville. The three of us have collaborated together and are wor...
Mon, Jan 13 2014
Registration for ASL Classes Open NOW
Xpressive Handz Jennifer Gordon wrote a status in the Dauphin County ASL Meetup forum informing us she was going to be teaching ASL classes in the Mechanicsburg, PA Area. I asked if I could share her information on the blog because I get so many inquiries by people in that area looking for classes. ~~~~~~ My name is Jennifer Gordon. I am an instructor for this class. I have been doi...
Thu, Jan 09 2014
"A Student's Guide to the Deaf Experience"
Xpressive Handz Michelle Jay, ASL and Deaf Studies teacher of StartASL asked a number of us who are Deaf and hard of hearing to participate in collaborating our stories into a book to share our personal "deaf experience" with her students. It is a priviledge to have been asked to take part of this project and write a piece for this book. Don't Just "Sign"... Communicate! A Studen...
Mon, Jan 06 2014
I'm January's Featured Practitioner
Xpressive Handz First, I want to thank Rickie for promoting me as "January's Featured Practitioner". It is an honor to be part of ReikiSpace and Learning Place with Rickie and the other excellent practitioners.Here is the latest newsletter with the promotional discount for a session with me and information regarding other events happening at ReikiSpace and Learning Place. There is so...
Fri, Jan 03 2014
An Unexpected Twist
Xpressive Handz LOVE THIS. Did not expect this to end this way...LOLHappy New Year! [link]
Mon, Dec 30 2013
My Christmas Gift
Xpressive Handz I love this mug Fabulous Husband created and painted by hand for me!
Wed, Dec 25 2013
ASL and Captioned "The Night Before Christmas"
Xpressive Handz Here is a delightful signed and captioned account of "The Night Before Christmas" posted by Sheena McFeely. I wish I knew this young lady's name. Isn't she adorable?Happy ---
Mon, Dec 23 2013
A Bottle of Love Floats Out to Sea
Xpressive Handz Last week, Daughter and I felt the two of us needed to do something by way of celebrating my mother and bringing closure to her life with us on this earth before I left to go back to Pennsylvania. Mom, Daughter and I were a trio of women spanning three generations who are more than daughters, mothers, and grandmothers ....we were blessed to have our familial relations...
Wed, Dec 18 2013
Hooked on Coffee?
Xpressive Handz This drive up coffee coffee vendor has a boatload of caffeine just waiting for you: Coquille Oregon Coffee Vender, ---
Thu, Dec 12 2013
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