There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. – Martha Graham
A published author and professional actor, Alice holds a BA from Rollins College and a certificate in Creativity & Innovation from the Walt Disney Company and Harvard Business School. She coaches businesses and individuals on telling your best story, discovering your creativity and challenging your thinking.
Alice shares the funny and amazing stories about parenting Henry, her adult son who has autism and is a talk show host. Think Anne LaMott and Bette Midler raising the offspring of Rainman and David Letterman. Find her at HenryandhisMom.com
I was looking for comfort of some kind when I read a friend and fellow writer’s post. He wrote that this is something that I am “500 lifetimes away from understanding.” He was saying it to the world, to white people, but I took it personally. I hope that was his intention because it is changing me. Maybe trying to understand isn’t the best goal. Maybe taking it personally is a better one.
I’m having a creative crisis along with the stress of the global pandemic outside my door and the uncertainty of life when we emerge. I’m trying to take the ‘extra’ time I […]
In 1981 my dad pulled our sky blue K car wagon into the Corrine gate at the naval base in Orlando, Florida. This would be our home. He served his final post […]
When Henry was ten, he was invited to do a reading in the children’s choir Christmas concert. The reading from the book of Luke also happens to be what Linus says during […]
My niece is 22 years old. She has Cystic Fibrosis. Ginny’s life has bent towards a timeline. When she was born, CF patients lived until they were 14. When she was 14, the […]
I accomplished one thing this weekend. It took all weekend for me to fix three porch chairs. I attribute this to the phenomenon that all things require twelve steps. Here are […]
I grew up in the seventies outside of Washington DC. My parents were military people. Mom was a secretary for a senator on the Hill in the sixties. She dressed like Jackie […]
I saw George Kalogridis, the current President of Walt Disney World, at an event in Orlando recently. Someone said to him, “Of course, you know Alice.” He had the same you-look-so familiar-to-me […]
A few months ago another autism mom like me posted her experience with her young son having a meltdown at a theme park and the response of a Universal Resort employee who […]