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”

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Cherish and nurture our relationships

As we go through life, it is easy to lose sight of what is important. Many times we focus on getting the better job, the nicer house, and/or the newer vehicle. Although all these things are nice, they are unnecessary. What is necessary is our family, friends, and colleagues. They are there to listen toContinue reading “Cherish and nurture our relationships”

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”