In her early thirties Camilla Downs landed in a different place than she had planned; a place more different than she could ever have imagined. Five years into her marriage with a happy three-year-old daughter, a phone call with a diagnosis from the pediatrician changed everything. This A to Z inspiring memoir recounts Downs' journey to acceptance of herself, her daughter's genetic abnormality of 18p- and becoming a single mom. Through Downs' realization's we learn that accepting ourselves and our situations is the key to being able to accept others, tap into our vein of courage and live in the present moment. Downs details her journey with the methods and thought process that led her to achieve true acceptance and genuine happiness. You'll learn ways to redefine your thought processes and belief system by applying the practical, insightful “Tips for the Journey” at the end of each chapter. Whether you need to decrease stress and worries, or increase self-confidence, this powerful book will help you make changes for the better and realize you are not alone. Begin your new journey today! “As a blind person myself, I understand the challenge and blessing of doing things differently. In this book, Camilla shares her journey with Lillian which will help us all do more, give more, and be more.” -Jim Stovall, Emmy-award Winner, Best-selling author, The Ultimate Gift “My granddaughter Mable and my niece Elizabeth are both different enough to have special needs so I speak from personal experience about Camilla Downs' enlightening book 'D iz for Different: One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance'. I believe this book will help those who find themselves asking how and why questions about their “differently-abled” loved one. This quick and thoughtful read gives answers to hard questions and provides some easily used tools to help people move more quickly to a place of peace and acceptance.” -Julie Ziglar Norman, Proud Grandmother and Aunt, Founder of Ziglar Women, Inspirational Speaker, Author of Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Journey from Heartache to Hope
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Camilla Downs is a Motivational Speaker, an Advocate for Living an Adventurous, Inspired & Different Life, and Founder of the Turning Views Foundation with the slogan “Different iz Good . . . Spread the Word.” Raised in Mississippi and Louisiana, Camilla relocated to Nevada after working for 10 years as a paralegal in Washington State. Camilla is mother to two children, Thomas, six-years-old, and Lillian, ten. They call themselves Team TLC and share their journey on the Team TLC website. SPECIAL NEEDS LIFE COACH Camilla teaches families of children and adults with special needs and/or intellectual disabilities how to be creative in finding answers and attaining simplicity in their lives. She inspires them to SOAR by offering them Solutions, Opportunities, Abilities and Resources. Using person-centered planning, Camilla works with families as a facilitator to create a Circle of Support and a blueprint for the journey of their family member with special needs. Camilla is a Certified Presenter and Trainer for the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application Proloquo2Go which is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad. FOUNDER OF THE TURNING VIEWS FOUNDATION As founder of the Turning Views Foundation and creator of its slogan, “Different iz Good . . . Spread the Word,” Camilla offers techniques and resources through her own life experiences, to turn situations which normally may be perceived as negative, into positive circumstances to be embraced. As a creative outlet Camilla enjoys taking pictures of nature and pairing them with just the right quote. She purposely shoots all photos with her iPhone to show others how easily and economically they too can capture the beauty and awe of nature anywhere and anytime. Camilla shares her family with others to further her mission to encourage and enrich as many lives as she can. You can follow Team TLC’s adventures online by visiting their social networks and websites. There, Camilla posts Thomas and Lillian Quotes along with her Photography, “Team TLC in Pictures” and shares her daily Happiness Journal and Gratitude List. Connect with Camilla: http://www.CamillaDowns.com
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Book Description Turning Views, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.44 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk0980056802