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A LOVE EVOLution. Lessons to shift perspective from an autistic boy's story. Find out why LOVE is written in reverse by visiting our site iam-love.org

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Now more than ever, we have to teach our children about LOVE.  Children aren't born with expectations, or hate, or judgment.  They are born with curiosity, love and acceptance.  Our role is to cultivate those seeds.  We do it by how we live everyday.  We stop gossiping, stop calling people by negative names.  We explore our differences and we lift each other up always. What are your core values?  Do you live by them everyday?  Or only when its convenient, or when you think others are listening?  I'm lucky to have Luca, because he picks up on EVERYTHING.  And part of his autism is that he repeats what he hears (echolalia). So over the last 3 years, I've witnessed my judgments, and the words I choose to use coming from his little voice.  And I'm doing my best to filter out those words that don't water the seeds of love that are my core values.  And I'm grateful for Luca's perspective, and for this brand we've created together that reflects our intention of love, compassion and acceptance of everyone.  #namaste #autismawesomeness #lifewithluca #autismawareness #equality #charlotsville #barcelona #lovetrumpshate #ahimsa #nonviolence #LOVE #EVOL #loveinreverse #abrandaboutlove #moralbrand #ethicalbrand #iamlove #iamenough
Every time I wear my#LOVEinreverse #truckerhat , it always sparks conversation with strangers!  I ❤️ sharing the story!  I'm almost out of hats!!! What new colors of hats would you like to see?  #giftsthatgiveback #autismmom #spreadlove #iamlove #EVOL
My smart little guy working on his #dottodot book. We are up to the one with 750!  He's so excited to get to the ones with 1,000!  #autismawesomeness #autismsuperpower #autismmom #autismstrength #EVOL #iamlove #kindergartenherewecome
New #ahimsa necklace up on the site!  Ahimsa means non-violence. Now more than ever we need to stand up against violence of any kind. Get yours at iam-love.org. #nonviolence #equality #lovetrumpshate #iamlove #autismmom #iamenough #EVOL #charlottesville #stoptheviolence
Today has been a challenging one. I know that after traveling, Luca usually needs a couple of days to decompress. Today he melted down in the post office. He got so upset because he couldn't stand up straight under the counter. So he started cramming his head up into the counter, then started crying, then asking me over and over again why he doesn't fit. Luckily the lady helping us was really sweet and patient with me. It took me about 30 minutes of reasoning, yelling and explaining when we got in the car 😟. In these moments, I reflect back and remind myself how far we've come. A year ago, this episode would have lasted hours. So, even on tough days, I value my role as his mama and I thank God for patience and yoga 😉, especially for yoga!  #iamlove #spreadlove #autismawareness #lifewithluca #autismtantrums #rigidity #icandothis #autismmom
This brand, Luca's story is bigger than autism. It's about shifting to #LOVE and #acceptance  I had a request for two #blacklivesmatter #EVOL bracelets. One for this sweet little girl. Seeing her wear it warms my heart and breaks it at the same time. How can so much hate exist?  All I can do is continue to #spreadlove in small unique ways. And to teach my children equality, love and peace in my actions, words and deeds. Thank you Luca for this message. It is one we all need to hear. #iamlove #lovemovement #lovebracelets #equality
That's Luca swimming all the way out to the floating dock!  He talked himself up the entire swim out there. 'It's a long way, but I can do it!' 'I'm a really good swimmer'. I love how brave he is!  #autismawesomeness #courage #EVOL #believeinyourself #iamenough #iamlove #positivethoughts #positivethinking
Spotted an #EVOL half mala bracelet on the guitar 🎸 player at Budney Fest in Connecticut!  #jewelryforacause #jewelryforautism #malabracelet #shiftyourperspective #iamlove
I AM LOVE... and that's all that matters. I love this little boy, I love his mind, his story. I love how our journey with autism has connected us to so many amazing people. And I love the message we are sharing with the world. Are you ready to look at yourself and say those words?  Can you love who you are?  Can you love all the shit you've been thru?  Luca teaches me about #LOVE everyday and for that I am grateful. Kids #iamlove shirts 👚 available at iam-love.org. A great way to start the school year saying no to bullying and yes to love and acceptance. #kindergartenherewecome #lifewithluca #autismawesomeness #autisminclusion #autismjourney #stopbullying #autismfriendly #shirtsforacause #shirtsforautism #antibully #EVOL
This is Luca on the float. He's surrounded by about 100 dragonflies. In most cultures, the dragonfly signifies change. Specifically deep changes within, emotional and mental maturity to ponder the deeper essence of life. I'm taking it as a good omen for our kindergarten adventure that begins in 2 weeks!  #garafalofamilyadventure #connecticut #dragonfly #autismjourney #kindergartenherewecome
New wraps up on the site! iam-love.org.  Your purchase goes towards helping kids with autism get the help they need to thrive!  #EVOL #autismawesomeness #lifewithluca #seeamazing #jewelryforacause #jewelryforautism #autismmom #autismjourney #giftsthatgiveback
#LOVE is everywhere!  We found this on a tree in #portsmouthnh #marketsquare #garafalofamilyadventure #EVOL