A year at a glance with our News Makers @autisticana. The News Media Team that is going to sweep the nation.
It is a little over a year, and I can not be more proud of my News Makers at Autisticana. We are an all ability news team that explores and investigates great news worthy corporations, people, restaurants, travel, stories, and fun conscious leadership events.
As a team of conscious like minded leaders our goal is to peak people’s curiosity, share good news and advocate for what is right.
We got inspired and got to work during the pandemic to help ourselves and others overcome their fears and isolation.
As the team founder and coach , there was no better way than to make lemonade out of lemons by teaching our youth that you can find joy in the most painful of times.
How do we do that ? PURPOSE!
I have been an integrative medicine doctor and holistic counselor and coach for years, working in the field of adolescent medicine and at risk youth and young adults.
When the pandemic hit, I knew I needed to create something amazing to help out all kids and young adults from the devastating effects of Covid 19, and the effects of being a teen or young adult period.
Then I got the worst call of my life. I always say , “When you think it is bad, it can always get worse and you must keep on rising and paying it forward.
On September 4 th 2020, as I was running my programs my baby sister Cat called and told me she had cancer. I was broken and still am. I dedicated my life to children with cancer and now this news?
Cat was 38 years old , had four young boys and was diagnosed with stage four intestinal cancer.
She continues to fight and we ask everyone to pray for her daily.
As broken as I was, I immediately
rerouted all my holistic programs and coaching to develop a great team of conscious leadership and like minded individuals to show my young nephews that you can keep going, keep working for the greater good in the toughest of times. We can all find a new rhythm that will get us through. Developing this group was the heart beat for me.
Living life is all about being purposeful and kind. Story telling and the art of , is more than just a story . It is the essence of life and manifesting the life you desire.
I have taught myself and everyone that you hold the power to write your own script, and that your creation of your own story will be the beautiful blueprint to create the life you desire. You can choose to take action and manifest your own script. We created positive stories and news pieces from excursions that we took and still do weekly.
I created the News Makers in honor of my mentor Barbara Walters, who had a sister with disabilities and always wished for her to have a vocation. I got to work and taught my young adults everything about research, writing , communication, executive functioning , interpersonal skills, kindness, compassion, listening , communicating effectively, wellness and so much more.
We have all been through a lot in the past year at Autisticana, and we have all rose to the occasion.
I now have developed an excellent team of friends, leaders, mentors and innovators that will just continue to expand to help out everyone in need.
We are a conscious leadership news media company that is going to sweep the nation.
I developed an enrichment center in Stony Brook Ny and a writing , wellness center in Rhinebeck area Ny.
We have now partnered with 13 hands equine rescue, where my team, and so many more to come will learn about assisted animal therapy and everything rescue has to teach.
Animals have a way of going above and beyond what us mere mortals can not .
I will always have a heavy heart from my family tragedy but will always reroute the pain into positive story telling and great experiences for all our youth, because they hold all our futures in their hands.
The News Makers are now almost finished with producing 12 Chapter books, 7 plus children’s empowerment books, yoga mats, library programs and my soon to be released Memoir “ By Your Side “, A Walk in The Park with Barbara Walters” 25 years of loving ,laughing and lessons with the world’s most legendary journalist.
Through all the hard times, we have learned to chop wood and carry water, so that we can keep teaching our lessons forward and helping humanity.
I am so so proud of my team and words can not express the love and pride I have for all these young adults.
Pictures say more than a thousand words.
If you have the desire to write your own script for a life you never thought you could have. Please come join us at The News Makers, a news media friendship team , that creates daily purpose, and that is going to sweep the nation.
With love and light and pride for my team.
Dr. Christine Grimaldi