Dr. Nanette Bowles has spent the last 25 years advocating for and empowering people with disabilities, including 14 for the government. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, from Northern Arizona University then her Doctorate in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University.

She has presented for over 1600 city, county, state and federal employees in both the private and public sector.

Having non-visible disabilities of her own, Dr. Bowles speaks passionately from both her professional and personal experiences. Her QUEST in LIFE is to break down the physical and attitudinal barriers faced by individuals with disabilities and empower each of us to value and embrace our unique abilities.


Dr Nanette Bowles Guided Journaling

Years ago, during a Christmas vacation, I noticed that my friend was writing in a journal before she went to bed. Click here for the full article.

Nanette Bowles Finish Strong

Some think it’s human nature to want as much as possible for as little as possible, to be lazy, to give up Click here for the full article.
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Let Go

Have you ever watched a child fight to stay awake when their body is trying to fall asleep? You watch as their eyes slowly start to close then they repeatedly force them open again. Click here for the full article.

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me? Click here for the full article.

Save Our Space

A family looks forward to the seeing their favorite movie but find that the accessible seating areas are occupied by individuals who’ve propped up their feet and spread out through the space. Click here for the full article.

Are you Ready

There are some who believe that catastrophic events will occur in December 2012, as predicted by the Mayans. No one wants to believe anything awful is going to happen and some don’t want to admit that they are a bit nervous. Click here for the full article.

Are We There Yet

I’m convinced that the inventor of the backseat car movie monitors was a parent who was tired of hearing, “Are are there yet?” Personally, I’ve never had one of these, though my kids and I have driven behind people with them and really enjoyed guessing the movie. I supposed these would have been great when we used to spend about 3 hours a day commuting. Click here for the full article.

Oh My Aching Back

When was the last time you heard that statement child? I don't think I ever have, unless they were just copying their parents. Click here for the full article.

Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. People with disabilities make up the fastest growing minority popular in the world. Most of us will be, directly or indirectly, affected by a disability at some point in our lives so if you are not a person with a disability or know someone who is…well, I’m shocked but hope you see that this blog is for all of us. Click here for the full article.

Understanding Aspergers

What do you get when you cross the mildest and highest functioning form of autism and attention deficit disorder? Asperger’s. According to Autism United, Asperger’s Syndrome is a “neurologically-based disorder of development”. Click here for the full article.