Search Results: Geri Jewell

Charlotte Rae with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline during filming of Ricki and the Flash

Charlotte Rae–The Facts of Her Life-Part 2

On a beautiful Los Angeles afternoon in a high-rise overlooking the city, contributing writers Geri Jewell and David Zimmerman had a wonderful visit with ... Read more
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Focus On the Positive

In looking at the world today, I recognize that it’s not the same world that my parents experienced, or even the one I remember ... Read more
Charlotte Rae in a red blazer smiles as she sits in a flowered chair,

Giving us the Facts of Life Part 1–Charlotte Rae

On a beautiful Los Angeles afternoon in a high-rise overlooking the city, contributing writers Geri Jewell and David Zimmerman had a wonderful visit with ... Read more
Grocery list that reads: When it came to Shopping, dad was top shelf

Dad on Aisle 7

Like millions of other Americans, grocery shopping is frequently a part of my weekly routine. I do it independently, and there’s a certain comfort ... Read more
Geri Jewell - Now Hear this

Bionic Hearing

As most of you know by now, I’m female, a fan of David Cassidy, and a person with cerebral palsy (CP). What you may ... Read more
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Music in an Old Soul — Donnie Demers

Songwriter, pianist and record producer Donnie Demers has traveled the world wowing crowds with his music. After he and brother Jimmy performed to a ... Read more
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False Pride

Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself. ~Baruch Spinoza I’ve had cerebral palsy since birth, which most people perceive ... Read more
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About Us

ABILITY Magazine is an award winning publication and is consistently ranked in the Top Health Magazines in the World. For over 30 years, our mission has been to ... Read more
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Real Connections

It’s 2015, and we live in a world where it’s easier than ever to stay connected to loved ones. However, because there are so ... Read more
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The Heart of Boxing

Boxes. All kinds of boxes. No matter what else we may have going on, they seem to always serve an important function in our ... Read more
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CHRIS HENDRICKS — Music to my Ears

Sedona World Wisdom Days, held over Martin Luther King weekend last January, were magical. With the stunning red rocks and sacred landscape as a backdrop, attendees gathered ... Read more
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Jury is Out!

  Recently I attended Wild Honey Orchestra’s tribute to the Beatles’ White Album. It was a wonderful concert and my amazing & talented friend ... Read more
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Farewell Kitty

My sweet kitty, Harry, is in process of transitioning with cancer. By the time you read this, he’ll likely have crossed over to the ... Read more
Image: Chris Fonesca seated on stage with microphone, rolling through his comedy routine.

Fonseca — Comedy & The Million Gimp March

Comedian Chris Fonseca knows a thing or two about adversity. Born with cerebral palsy, Fonseca not only laughs at his own condition, he’ll get ... Read more
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A Sticky Situation

Yesterday as I was standing in line at the grocery store, I couldn’t help but notice all the gum on both sides of the ... Read more
Occupy Sleeplessness

Wide Awake

It is 3:30 am, and I am still wide awake. I went to bed around 11, but my mind won’t turn off. I’ve thought ... Read more
Geri: A Vote for the American Dream

A Vote for the American Dream

This presidential election year seems more intense than any I’ve ever experienced in all my years of voting. And truthfully it’s the only election ... Read more

Norman Lear — Part II In the Moment

After a delightful visit that kept everyone wanting more, ABILITY’s Geri Jewell and David Zimmerman were invited back for day two of an informal interview with television producer ... Read more
Geri Jewell - Nothing is Truly Untimely


  Earlier this week I awoke with a massive headache at 4 a.m., but instead of trying to go back to sleep I stayed ... Read more
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Prescribing LOL

Has a doctor ever given you a prescription for laughter? No? Too bad, because laughter may very well be the most non-toxic, life-altering drug ... Read more