Resilient

Often when faced with chronic illness and/or injury we tell yourselves and others that we cannot do (you fill in the blank). Yet the reality is that we can and often do the tasks. Sometimes the task seems impossible, but I know from personal experience that with a little bit of hard work and practiceContinue reading “Resilient”

Success takes movement

Just like a sailboat, we have to keep moving to reach our goals. Living with an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury and Chiari Malformation makes daily life more challenging, but each step taken makes reaching my goal of walking without assistive devices closer. I remember the day the doctor told me, “sorry, but get used toContinue reading “Success takes movement”

Smile

Our Disposition Can Affect Others

Many of us understand this simple truth. Yet, we have a hard time remembering to use it. For example, when I have high pain days I tend to be down and grumpy, forgetting that I still have much to be grateful for. So, remember, we have a choice to be grateful and happy for anotherContinue reading “Our Disposition Can Affect Others”

Create Your Opportunities

Instead of waiting around for opportunities to find us, we can create our own. Living with chronic illness of any kind can bring feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of “I can’t do…”. But it is in these situations one finds important opportunities to create fantastic experiences. For example, when traditional yoga was an issue forContinue reading “Create Your Opportunities”