During one of my recent workout sessions my coach asked me how the exercise was going and I grumbled some response because I wasn’t happy with my form and didn’t feel as if I were executing the movement perfectly. Coach Ryann checked me right away and positively responded “Hey, its much better than when you started, just keep at it”Continue reading
I did not intentionally set out to find my purpose in life through service to others. It is something that continues to evolve within me. I have no road map, nor do I have a strategic plan. I just follow where my spirit leads me.
In 2010, I experienced two great losses. In February, my mother passed away and in September I lost my ability to walk due to a spinal cord injury. The world as I knew it had been turned upside down and shaken so hard that I barely recognized Continue reading
It is a beautiful day and the weather outside is perfect. You decide you will take a stroll to your local coffee shop to grab a cup of joe. You grab your wallet, phone and keys and head out the door. Perhaps you stop to chat with a few people along the way; life is great and you are feeling good. You continue on and are almost there when you see a person in a wheelchair approaching from the opposite direction. You don’t really think anything of it until the distance between you closes in and you realize Continue reading
The ABILITY FESTIVAL, held annually in Palm Desert, California is a program of Desert Ability Center and is designed to showcase adaptive sports and recreational activities as well as disability focused services and resources in the Coachella Valley, the region and throughout the country. This 1-day FREE event is available to participants of any age and with any level of ability. Continue reading
The Netflix Original; “Roll With Me” chronicling Gabriel Cordell’s trek across the United States is an absolute must-see documentary. Rain or shine, he and a motley crew of seven traversed across the United States starting in California with the intention of reaching New York in a way that has never been done before. How? In an ordinary, everyday, unmodified wheelchair! Continue reading
Exactly what is a coping skill? According to an online medical dictionary, here is one definition: