The Good (Heavy Metals) The Bad (Toxins) and The Special (Autistics)

Combining 3 weeks with 3 great articles, although quite different.

The first article (GOOD) is about the importance of getting the right minerals for our best health.  It is close to my heart because of my firm belief in the Melaleuca vitamins.  The high absorption rate of the  Melaleuca’s  minerals is what sets them apart from ALL other vitamins, and the process is patented.  I find it interesting that this blog article is from Interactive Metronome–but eating healthy is also part of having good neuron transmission going on!!  So check it out!

Another interest of mine is the toxic chemicals (BAD) that are all around and through us.  Again, using Melaleuca products immensely reduces our exposure to toxic chemicals.  This article will give you some food for thought!

And the SPECIAL! is a swwet article about the joy of working with children on the spectrum.  It dosen’t get any better than this!

Hoping this IMproves your day, knowing that we can supplement, get rid of toxins and enjoy those different from us!

Sally Ellis  www.imagineimprovement.comBetter things ahead


The Help Group

I am not going to stop posting, but I do want to recommend anyone following my blog to like “The Help Group” on Facebook.  Many of the links I want to post are from them.  They cover a lot of different issues and have a lot of wonderful ideas.  They have too many for me to post them all.  For instance this week I’ll post two links from them.  It will give you a sample of their work.

This is a true look from the heart of a parent of an autistic child.  It will help you know the right things to say.

This article for parents of  ADHD children gives helps for working with the school systems and giving your child t

Be in childrens lives


Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis,

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

one kind wordWhen you think of the impact a kind word or two can make you truly have to wonder why we don’t say a few more sincere things to others.  My sister who is now deceased was such a joy to be around.  She would go up to complete strangers and compliment them on just little things.  I always envied her her ability to be outgoing and honest.  When I had hung out with her I would find myself being more outgoing and complimentary with others.  It doesn’t some naturally to me, but the positive payoff is rewarding when I do.  The link I’m providing today talks about how to be outgoing to those with handicaps.  Things to do and things not to do.  I hope it gives you food for thought.

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis,,

School’s in Session A Help in Several Areas

Hope you are all doing the Hallelujah Hop with me now that school is back in session!  I have several links to share–a bit for everyone to enjoy!

The first surprised me!  It talks about the prevalency of dyslexia.  The timing on this seems especially good, because it mentions how to get some help in the classroom for dyxlexia.

For those with autistic children the following article may prove to be fascinating, especially if they have a propensity for math!

And because many children with disabilites are the target of bullies the following article has some good points to make:


Three in one fell swoop, but with school beginning it seemed appropriate.

Hoping this improves your day,

Sally Ellis

We Are What We Eat!

After yet another battle with a teen foster daughter over my refusal to buy Mountain Dew, here comes information to support my cause.  I do let her get Mountain Dew when we are out, but refuse to buy it for the home. We needn’t become ridiculous,, but every little bit that we can change positively in our diets can have long term positive effects.  Also there is a lot of evidence that diet can make a huge difference for children with ADHD, Autism, Sensory issues and other special needs.

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis

Encouragement The Best Gift

Since I don’t have a special needs child of my own, this blog really hit home with me!  I do have a special needs sister, and we have done foster care for RAD and ADHD kids, and a plethora of other issues, but none with autism or serious developmental delays.  I do hope that some of you will look into Interactive Metronome as another tool for your toolbox in handling varied challenges.  It is available nationwide.


Hoping this IMproves you day,


Sally Ellis

A Mother’s Day Letter for a Special Needs Mom



This Mother’s Day there will be thousands of Moms who don’t receive handmade notes, or  home crafted, crayon colored cards. These moms mother for a smile or a tender touch, they mother because that is simply what you do as a Mom.  This letter is for the Special Needs Mom , whose child is unable to write or say the words this Mom may long to hear.

Dear Mom,

Even without my words you always know what I need.

When I am hurting or afraid, frustrated or weary, you gather me home into the safety of your arms.

You know what makes me smile, and fills my face with light.

You make my happiness when you sing my favorite song,  and sweep the softness of my favorite blanket, across the curve of my cheek.

And when you take me for walks and I feel the warmth of the sun , the cool breeze brushing by my skin.

You ignore the words of others, telling you what I cannot do- and then fill the hours of every day telling me what I can.

Every day you see other kids –  doing more, Yet you celebrate me.

Pushing away sadness, you focus on the hope of my future , you let my small simple steps, lead us forward.

Never standing still, always in motion- You move before me , your planning-  protective and positive, prepares me for success- meeting new people, and new everyday challenges.

..and Mom, in case I ever go- before I can whisper my words of thanks, or wrap my arms around you.

Know what I know-that before you someday soothe me into heaven’s sleep.

With you, I live the fullest life and I see the world, through your understanding eyes.

And with your gentle touch you fill my life to overflowing, with the greatest kind of love.

Written by Suzanne Perryman,


Hoping this IMproves your day,


Sally Ellis