Introducing “Wit and Wisdom” with Stephen Feldman

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This is my debut column on PushLiving. Actually, it’s my debut column anywhere and I would like to thank Deborah for inviting me—pushing, actually—to contribute here.

I love the sound of PushLiving, it resonates with me. It’s a great name. It’s a great concept, too. Because wherever we are in life we always want more. And to get more we have to push. (Paradoxically, this is true, even if what we want more of is, seemingly, less—for instance, a simpler, quieter, less cluttered life.)

To me, the “push” in PushLiving means movement, directionality, and focus in the myriad of ways that serve our needs and advance our interests.

Too often we acquiesce to a marginalized existence, not making reasonable demands on society or ourselves.

To borrow from Woody Allen’s character in Annie Hall,

“[Life] is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies.”

I hope to use this space to offer a helpful push to others and getting some “pushback” from you.

Deborah Davis

Deborah is a Speaker, Disability Inclusion Consultant, Entrepreneur, Writer and Business Owner of Wheelchair Lifestyle Enterprise Push Living Inc.

She was a Former Dancer, Accident Survivor (C 6-7 Spinal Cord Injury resulting in incomplete Quadriplegia 1985), College grad (BBA Finance 1991 U of Miami), with a background in Sales and Marketing and Non Profit Development and Management.

She is now embarked on new path creating a market for Disability Inclusive Stock Images with the creation of PUSHlivingPhotos.com and publishing an online enterprise: PushLiving.com. The mission is to create Inclusion for people with disabilities through stock images for advertising, marketing and editorial uses, providing accessible properties for travel, swap or purchase, publishing an online magazine for improved health and well-being, providing information and opportunities for Accessible Travel, and operating an online store with products that improve lives.

She is most passionate about building a network of people with disabilities who are empowering, supporting and creating a more inclusive world. Personally, she is a mother of two beautiful, wise and exceptionally bright young women, and residing in South Florida.

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