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Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast

Mar 31, 2021

So many of us moms and caretakers of children with disabilities can find ourselves all too easily slipping into seasons of unhappiness, bitterness, self-doubt, self-hatred, and lack of motivation.

Annette met virtually with Jenny Sanders, founder of iLovekickboxing in Agoura Hills, CA (recently shut down due to COVID-19) to discuss the importance of exercise and endorphins in preventing and fighting off depression.

When Jenny’s son was diagnosed with autism in 2014, she found herself in a state of denial that quickly led to full-on depression. With no motivation to eat well, get active, or pursue her own hobbies, Jenny was completely out of shape, lethargic, and unhappy.

In this mini-sode, Jenny shares her story of working through her depression with exercise and finding a new source of motivation to take actionable steps towards happiness. This is her story of transforming from dark skies and no hope, to a happy, proud, and successful mom, wife, friend, and individual. 

Annette Hines has been practicing in the areas of Special Needs, Elder Law, and Estate Planning for more than 20 years. Ms. Hines brings personal experience with special needs to her practice and podcasts as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep, personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to help others within the special needs community.