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
Exactly what does it take for California state legislators to recognize the toll that a rare disease such as Transverse Myelitis (TM) has on it’s constituents. It takes a dedicated California resident; Sandy Rey, a woman who poured her soul into raising awareness for a condition that she herself lives with.
A TM diagnosis is life altering to say the least. The challenges faced by those living with TM can be compared to living life trapped on a perpetual rollercoaster where the tumultuous ups and downs never cease. All while your family, friends and community are helplessly planted on the ground watching you scream your way through the ride.
Sandy knew that she had to do something to make a difference so she single handedly took on this seemingly impossible mission. Continue reading
Mohammad “Shams Aalam” Shaikh; para swimmer has his sights set on the 2018 Asian Para Games. We have every confidence that Shams Aalam will be the emerging winner at this upcoming para event. Why are we so sure? In 2014, Shams set a world record and he holds a title in the Limca Book of World Records for the longest open sea swimming Continue reading
Overcoming the obstacles that we face in life can become quite challenging and will often make us feel as if we are running into a brick wall. How many times have we met with adversity that seems to take us right back to square one? How many times have we changed course or implemented a new plan to get better results only to find that we’ve just inched a few steps forward? I’m sure you will agree that its frustrating, right. Well, I’d like to encourage you to take the focus off of the frustration, instead I’d like you to refocus on the few inches forward that you just achieved. Why? Because inches add up! Continue reading
If you have ever lived in a major metropolis like Los Angeles, California then you have had to navigate your way on the very crowded highways and freeways on a daily basis. Having once lived and worked there, I can personally tell you that a major factor in planning my day centered around traffic. It became second nature to know when to leave from point “a” to get to point “b” and just when I thought I had it all figured out, up jumped a traffic accident and ruined all my plans. I remember many mornings leaving extra early for work at 5:00 a.m. thinking that I would breeze into Pasadena from Santa Monica only to find that everyone else had the same intention and there I sat in traffic yet again. This was the norm and I learned to adjust and live with it. Continue reading