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Welcome to SharpeLivin’, a heartfelt initiative that aims to create a compassionate and inclusive community for individuals with additional needs and their families. Our mission is to provide a platform that connects people with the resources and tools they need to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. Led by the inspiring trio of Treble J, C. Sharpe, and D. Sharpe, we are passionate advocates for the additional needs community. Through our journey and experiences, we share not only valuable information but also stories of resilience, hope, and triumph. At SharpeLivin’, we understand that every individual’s needs are unique, and we believe in the power of music to bring people together. That’s why we wrap our information in a musical tapestry, appealing to listeners of all backgrounds. Music has the extraordinary ability to touch hearts and bridge gaps, fostering a sense of unity and understanding among our diverse audience. Tune in to SharpeLivin’ anytime because SharpeLivin’ is staying global thanks to @SharpeLivin’. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey, filled with powerful conversations, uplifting stories, and a celebration of the incredible individuals who make up our community. Together, let’s build a world where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to live their best lives. SharpeLivin’ is here to guide you on this beautiful and inspiring path.
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“Through Awareness We Grow”

In the 6 am to 7 am EST hour D. Sharpe shared how Sharpelivin will be bringing awareness of the successes, dreams, needs and wants of all individuals with highlighting the additional needs community.

 In this hour D. Sharpe talked about what was coming up in the next three hours as he played music from Led Zeppelin, Everlast, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Mother Love Bone, Eagles, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith and Soundgarden.  

 In the 7 am to 8 am EST hour D. Sharpe shared how he prepares for the day. Every morning before he puts his feet on the floor he tells himself that he’s grateful for the new day. He also goes over in his mind who he loves and what he loves about this world. He asked you to think of what you love and to go over that in your mind before you put your feet on the ground each day. He did this between the songs Let it Rain by Eric Clapton and Down by the River by Neil Young.

 Next D. Sharpe spoke about the book “the untethered soul” by Michael A. Singer.  The book shares how you are able to live in the moment and stop wasting energy talking to yourself about things that have already happened or you think may happen in the future. He did this between the songs Rain King by the Counting Crows and Letter to you by Bruce Springsteen.

 D. Sharpe finished the hour with the poem “Show Them Love” By Samantha Snyder between the songs Blue On Black by Kenny Wayne Shepard and Bruce Springsteen’s Ghosts.

 In the 8 am to 9 am EST hour D. Sharpe talked about John’s Crazy Socks and how they give support to other businesses that are especially created to provide jobs for individuals with additional needs. They also donate a percentage of their earnings to organizations that support the additional needs community like Special Olympics. D. Sharpe is also grateful that John’s Crazy Socks is a sponsor for Additional Needs, Inc. nature themed art contest.

 Next D. Sharpe let you know he’s grateful for the artist Whitney Tai and all of her support for the additional Needs community by sharing NEWHD with her followers. He also shared her new video Incarnation. He did this between Whitney Tai’s Righteous and Can’t You hear Me Knocking by The Rolling Stones.

 D. Sharpe spoke after Can’s You Hear Me Knocking about the National Ability Summit which came about thanks to Varija Life and shared what Dr. Desia said, “All of us are only temporally able.” Meaning it’s not us and them it’s US! We all will need assistance at same time in our lives. Making the world accessible benefits everyone. The message was closed out with Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own by U2.

 The end of the hour was about the film Heart & Sold Artists in Lockdown. The Sharpe family discovered that film thanks to one of the artists that is in the film, Max A. Peters. Also Max A. Peters help us discover the artist Frank Turner. D. Sharpe did this between the songs What It’s Like by Everlast and Bob Marley’s Could You Be Loved.

 In the 9 am to 10 am EST hour Treble J, C. Sharpe and D. Sharpe started out with learning about C. Sharpe and how she helps her family and others through alternative medicine. Visit C. Sharpe’s website to learn more about alternative medicine. The Sharpe family talked about how gratitude is a most powerful and wonderful thought.  C. Sharpe shared how to use grateful thoughts to help reduce stress and anxiety. The Sharpe family also talked about the book 3 seats from the hero which the lead character is with Down syndrome. D. Sharpe reached out to the author Matt Wixon and asked him why he has the lead character with an additional need. This is what Matt said, “I wanted Teddy to be like any other great protagonist. He has strengths and weaknesses like all of us and he has ups and downs like all of us. He makes mistakes, just like all of us, and he learns from those mistakes, as we all try to do. I wanted him to be the emotional center of the novel because I believe people with different abilities are not represented enough, and often not accurately, in media.”  You can purchase 3 seats from the hero at Amazon. The Sharpe family also talked about our nature art contest for children and adults with additional needs. The coolest part of the show when Treble J introduces the songs. In this hour Treble J introduced Free Fallin by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Believer by Imagine Dragons, Stay by Dave Matthews Band and Bruce Springsteen’s Ghosts. 

 To show your support for all these advocates have done and continue to do please follow them at their social media accounts.  Click on the individual to visit their social media account. Max A. Peters, National Ability Summit, Varija Life and John’s Crazy Socks.

Please let us know what you would like us to talk about and share with our listeners. Email us at info@additionalneeds.info and we will help bring awareness of what you are thinking, doing and wanting as you move forward on your journey of life. 

Sharpelivin is on every Sunday on NEWHD starting at 6 am & going until 10 am EST. at NEWHD.

“Through Awareness We Grow”

 

I feel this needs to be said for myself or for those of us who struggle. It is easy to assume that someone else’s life is easier. This has been repeated to me often recently. So in my effort to be REAL and to assist and be assistance I am going to share.
This morning was a HARD morning. I started my meditation first thing as I always do because I know it always assists me especially when I’ve had a rough night sleep. Once our son was up everything was fine until it was time to get ready for school. For those with an additional needs child who have commented that your child’s behavior is constant, this was one of THOSE moments. That’s when it all transitioned. In order to keep privacy for his sake I will just say that I was late getting our son to school, something I was fine with due to circumstances.
By the time we were getting ready to go to school all three of us were frustrated. My nerves and hands were shaking and I felt very vulnerable and very human. When I arrived at school or son’s assistant hugged me. It was a hug I desperately needed. I sobbed in her arms as she told me sweet things like, “you’re doing a great job”, and “you’re a wonderful momma.” Thank GOD I had my sunglasses on…my eyes were full of tears releasing. I kissed my son goodbye and told him how much I loved him.
What I realized is that in that moment I felt weak, as each and every one of us has. But I also recognized my strength: I am resilient and I intend to teach that to my son and to those who come into my life and practice. We often neglect or feel uncomfortable having those knee weakening experiences, much less share them, but those are very necessary because they help us move forward. More importantly it also encourages others to be themselves and acknowledge that they are able to do that with you.
I came home after driving safely and again meditated. Now I set the intent for the rest of my day….taking each moment one at a time knowing I am in control of one thing….me.
If this resonates with you or you have something to share, please do. Message me, post or call. I am here for you. I get it. May my experience allow you to know you are not alone. And may I share my favorite saying, “This too shall pass.”
Life is not a test. It is made up of simple moments of opportunities that allow us to practice being our best selves. When we are not, that’s ok. Acknowledge that, you are human. Move towards what it is you are striving for until you are there. Remember be kind. Kindness begins with you.