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How to Improve Your Life: Why you May Want to Consider Seeing a Therapist

Sometimes one must walk through the storm in order to come through to the sun and warm breezes. Hard work, perseverance, and the desire to be better and feel better will lead you to a more happy, healthy, and peaceful you. When you are happy and feel good about yourself, you will begin to make choices that best serve you.

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Save your Spine! Two Woman Facing Surgery due to Damage post SCI

Please heed our warning and learn from our shared experience and monitor and do not create undue strain and disk degeneration or herniation on your cervical or lumbar spine. Take the best care of the body you have been given post injury and preserve your quality of life for as long as possible.

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Unresolved Anger: How constructive expression has physical and psychological benefits

Anger is an emotion, as are sadness, fear, and happiness. It is when we attempt to avoid anger that it will accumulate inside our minds and bodies until it overflows in an inappropriate outburst or leads to mental and physical illnesses. When acknowledged, accepted, and expressed constructively, it can let others know how we feel, help us to understand ourselves better, and become our ally when we are ready to stand up for ourselves and to make positive changes in our lives.

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Woman with Disabilities: How Accessible is the Road to Motherhood?

For many women who became disabled through accident or illness, or who were born with a physical disability, the unfulfilled lifelong dream of having a child becomes yet one more loss. This should not be the case. This is a challenge that needs to be examined collectively by society, and overcome in order to give these women an equal opportunity to become the great mothers they are fully capable of being.

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Fit, Fabulous, and Stressed…Oh My!

By asking my limited mobility girlfriends, “How do you relieve yourself of stress?” I received a multitude of ideas. They suggested baseball games, concerts, listening to music, massages, cuddling with pets, mindless TV watching, fishing, exercise, scrapbooking, and wheelchair runs. Great ideas and one also mentioned that it is “difficult to shut off the brain at night”. So what are some ideas to help shut off the brain when other methods aren’t working to help relieve stress?