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To quote a breakfast cereal, "T(r)IC(k)S is for kids. It is also for anyone and everyone else with TS. T(r)IC(k)S is a compilation of thoughts, strategies, and ideas for coping in everyday life when you have a disorder. In short, I intend it to be the life-survival guide I wish I had been given when I was growing up! In each new issue of the Green Leaflet I will explore a different topic, ranging from dating to handling tics to learning to like yourself. Sometimes T(r)IC(k)S will be actual strategies to try. Other times it will be my own answers to some difficult questions TS forces us to think about. This month it will be a song I have written about TS, and a letter to encourage all of the Foundation's future role models.

While I will start out with some of my own ideas, I hope that as time goes by other T(r)IC(k)Sters will come forward and volunteer to share their knowledge too. So many of you have developed brilliant ideas for living with TS. What better way is there to heal yourself than to share those T(r)IC(k)S with others? When others can benefit from our lessons learned, our own past pain becomes something of value, worth the difficult struggles. The idea of T(r)IC(k)S is for all of us to walk away with new ideas, to learn to stop thinking, "I can't do this", and to start thinking, "How can I do this". We are all in this together, my friends. Let's also then work together, and win together!



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