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Close your eyes and just dance

Our lives continue to change continually. Yet, many of us still are not where we envisioned, we would be. But all we have are the moments we have right now. Remove the unrealistic expectations and unfair demands of perfection you have placed on yourself…close your eyes…and just dance. Start enjoying each positive moment to itsContinue reading “Close your eyes and just dance”

We all face trials

  Being brave means falling down sometimes but getting right back up and trying again. It is not always easy to keep pushing, but it is necessary. When we face challenges, and we keep going even if it is in small increments, we eventually overcome the situation. Now, not every situation is ideal nor doContinue reading “We all face trials”

Rebuilding takes time

No matter what you are facing starting over and rebuilding your self-confidence, body and mind takes patience and consistency. Be kind to yourself and keep showing up. Yes, it is scary to take that first step, but you are strong and resilient. Our creator made us this way and if you opened your eyes thisContinue reading “Rebuilding takes time”

His plan never fails

  The disabled life is frequently one that disallows much control. The timing, severity, and location of symptoms, our upcoming procedures and even our medical providers are subject to change at moment’s notice. It is often a struggle not to focus on being in “control”. So, we plan and imagine what the outcome is goingContinue reading “His plan never fails”

Good things take time

We often forget to be patient with ourselves. When we stumble, we begin to criticize ourselves developing a negative mindset. Over time, this will keep derail us and our persistence diminishes causing us to give up. Instead, as we move forward remember it is acceptable to sometimes take a moment to re-access the situation, takeContinue reading “Good things take time”

Similar Yet So Different

As I enter the beginning of my 6th year post injury, I began reflecting on what it means to live with a SCI (spinal cord injury). Those of us that live with SCI may have similarities like Chiari Malformation and/or Spinal Arachnoid cysts and live with chronic pain, motor deficits, and must use assistive devices.Continue reading “Similar Yet So Different”

Keep Going and Showing Up

When I started going to the gym in 2019, I was just getting started. I lacked coordination, proprioception, and balance. This exercise was extremely difficult. My proprioception and balance have improved but still need work. It takes consistency, challenging work, and lots of prayer to keep going. Some days are hard and difficult. This wasContinue reading “Keep Going and Showing Up”

Headspace

Every day God gives us the ability to make choices about our life, including what we think and speak. Our thoughts often become our rhetoric. This influences our mood, our overall abilities to combat fear, push forward, and grow. It is a benefit to us when we learn how to control our headspace better becauseContinue reading “Headspace”

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