are small matters compared to what lies within us.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson–
Acronym for CAPABLE
Caring | Attractive | Positive | Able | Loving | Enthusiastic
Motivational Speaker and Disability Consultant
As a child, Carol sustained speech and vision disabilities, as a result of an auto accident. Instead of focusing on her injuries, Carol choose to focus on her . . .
For over 30 years, Carol has established herself as an advocate for people with disabilities and has and continues to write articles for businesses, professional organizations, and newspapers. Her love for writing started in 1981 while she was in college in San Bernardino, CA.
Check out Carol’s latest Endeavors
She writes articles for local newspapers, interviews on talk shows, and has many interesting blogs.
Hear Carol’s story about how she is capable, despite living with physical and emotional challenges. She shares her story as a motivational speaker along with sharing her career as a journalist.
Recent Work by Carol
Our Ventura TV interview with Carol Leish
Carol is interviewed about Ableism and how assumptions about people with disabilities are usually incorrect.
Treat me with Respect for my Age
Ageism is too common in our society. Elders deserve our respect and admiration for who they are as individuals. Even if someone has memory issues or dementia, don’t ignore them. They still have feelings and hopes and desires like the rest of us. And, with age, comes wisdom, which needs to be respected, too. And,
Focus on Capabilities Instead of Disabilities
It’s human nature, unfortunately, to focus on what people can’t do instead of what they can do. This also includes making assumptions of what others are or aren’t capable of doing. The harm of making assumptions of others capabilities, because oftheir disabilities is sad. Stereotyping people because of their challenges, along with making assumptions, is
Prayer for Acceptance
Dear God, hear my prayer. As I am able now to accept myself for who I am, I am better able to realize that I am important just because I am. Serenity is possible every day as I realize that life is a gift to be cherished. I can and will excel as I am
Towards Inclusion of People with Disabilities
My contribution to the HMA Today August, 2022 newsletter. HHMA Today is affiliated with the Health Ministries Association, Inc Even though the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 made many changes for the better for people with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination of people with limitations from public accommodations, transportation, and employment, it is impossible to legislate
Long Term Care Ombudsman in Ventura County make a difference
The State of California has named the Ventura Ombudsman Program as a model program for its excellence and high standards-including weekly and monthly visitations to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. It is cited by the California Department of Aging as Best Practices in Volunteer Recruitments, Training and Retention. Also, the Ventura Ombudsman Program