Embrace Unique

Welcome to Embrace Unique. My name is Merritt Phillips. I am an advocate for young people with ASD, an author, a speaker and a great Mom.

I am so glad you found us! Our philosophy here at Embrace Unique is Hope, Laugh, Love repeat! Here you will find all kinds of fun, positive, helpful things to make your day a little better. On each page you will find our thought of the week. This is meant to help keep you hopeful about the future. You will also find my blog. These blogs are honest writings about raising a child with special needs. I am sure you might find a laugh, because some things in life are just to funny to make up. At this site you will find recipes that are gluten and dairy free, because that is how we roll in our house, and a good cookie can just be what you need to bring a little love into your home. You can also shop our store for cozy sweatshirts or my latest book. Lastly you can check out the calendar and see where I'll be speaking. Just below you can check out my latest Instagram posts, if you missed them the first time.

Check back often, things are always changing in my world!
#findinggratitude365 #accomplished #doneanddone #feelinggood

#findinggratitude365 #accomplished #doneanddone #feelinggood

All it takes is a few minutes to recharge #findinggratitude365 #beatifulday #socaljanuary #sittingwithafriend #chillin

All it takes is a few minutes to recharge #findinggratitude365 #beatifulday #socaljanuary #sittingwithafriend #chillin

I love folks sense of humor #findinggratitude365 #reminiscing #laughter  #sofunny #icantmakethisup

I love folks sense of humor #findinggratitude365 #reminiscing #laughter #sofunny #icantmakethisup

Loving Saturday #findinggratitude365 #sleepingin #cuddles #saturdaymorning #priceless

Loving Saturday #findinggratitude365 #sleepingin #cuddles #saturdaymorning #priceless

Done and Done #findinggratitude365 #exhale #alwayslearning #tgif

Done and Done #findinggratitude365 #exhale #alwayslearning #tgif

Love mountain air #findinggratitude365 #cleanair #deepbreath #bigbear #earlymorning

Love mountain air #findinggratitude365 #cleanair #deepbreath #bigbear #earlymorning

This gift brings me joy on so many levels, not sure who was prouder #findinggratitude365 #bestgiftever #proudmama #senioryear #embraceunique #ASD #neversaynever #giftfrommyson

This gift brings me joy on so many levels, not sure who was prouder #findinggratitude365 #bestgiftever #proudmama #senioryear #embraceunique #ASD #neversaynever #giftfrommyson

Go slow and steady, no need to run through life #findinggratitude365 #enjoythejourney #wisdomofthetortoise

Go slow and steady, no need to run through life #findinggratitude365 #enjoythejourney #wisdomofthetortoise

Hot springs for a weary body #findinggratitude365 #mineralwaters #rejuvinating #weekendreset

Hot springs for a weary body #findinggratitude365 #mineralwaters #rejuvinating #weekendreset

Can you find the hummingbird #findinggratitude365 #omgmoment #nature #weekend #exceptionalnature

Can you find the hummingbird #findinggratitude365 #omgmoment #nature #weekend #exceptionalnature

Extraordinary opportunity #findinggratitude365 #moonlight #sisters #makingmemories

Extraordinary opportunity #findinggratitude365 #moonlight #sisters #makingmemories

Let the weekend begin #findinggratitude365 #getaway  #maketime #refuel  #rejuvenate #sistertime

Let the weekend begin #findinggratitude365 #getaway #maketime #refuel #rejuvenate #sistertime

#10ksteps #findinggratitude365 #happyfeet

#10ksteps #findinggratitude365 #happyfeet

What a moment #godspaintbrush #findinggratitude365 #passengerseat #extraordinarysunsets

What a moment #godspaintbrush #findinggratitude365 #passengerseat #extraordinarysunsets

Good Morning Today #findinggratitude365 #letsdothis  #goodmorning #momentsofquiet

Good Morning Today #findinggratitude365 #letsdothis #goodmorning #momentsofquiet

Now it’s time to start 2020 #findinggratitude365 #holidayseason #memories #celebrations #family #friends #gifts #parties

Now it’s time to start 2020 #findinggratitude365 #holidayseason #memories #celebrations #family #friends #gifts #parties

#findinggratitude365 #priceless #qualitytime #winterbreak #worththewait #8monthsofanticipation #happiestplaceonearth #bestdayever

#findinggratitude365 #priceless #qualitytime #winterbreak #worththewait #8monthsofanticipation #happiestplaceonearth #bestdayever

He made me smile as I walked by #findinggratitude365 #snow #tinysnowman #creativityfound

He made me smile as I walked by #findinggratitude365 #snow #tinysnowman #creativityfound

It’s like an exhale at the end of a full day #findinggratitude365 #sunset #socalsunset #exhale #awesome #mothernature #fathertime

It’s like an exhale at the end of a full day #findinggratitude365 #sunset #socalsunset #exhale #awesome #mothernature #fathertime

Warm, sweet and soft #findinggratitude365 #furbabies #goodcuddlers #muttsofinstagram

Warm, sweet and soft #findinggratitude365 #furbabies #goodcuddlers #muttsofinstagram

Thought of the day!

Worry less, smile more. Don’t regret, just learn and grow.
Three things you cannot recover in life: the word after it’s said, the moment after it’s missed, and the time after it’s gone.
I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.
Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.
Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.


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