We all know the benefits of stretching before a workout and performing everyday activities. Stretching is especially important for people who use wheelchairs.
I want the people that know me to say I’m an inspiration. I want to inspire people with my character and resilience, not just because I use a wheelchair and haven’t killed myself yet.
Others in our community have chimed in to give their “best practices” on staying positive even in the most daunting, frustrating and painful times. We hope you find these beneficial and while some may seem easy to say, it is all about having the information, and then utilizing it in our daily lives….and repeating until it becomes a habit.
The list of techniques to change your outlook from a negative to a positive one are endless, but if you are unaware that you are caught in a negativity trap it can be hard to change your behavior. This can then lead to chronic inflammation, which with spinal cord injury we deal with more than most, and keep you sick or get you sick.
“A negative frame of mind can create a self-perpetuating downward spiral of agony that may seem impossible to get out…
Sassy, Single and 66! Changing Perceptions of What a Woman Her Age with a Disability, Can and Will Do!
Alana Wallace is a powerful woman. She is a successful, beautiful, talented, adventurous 66-year-old woman who is living life to its fullest in the city she loves – Chicago.
I called to break up with him and he would not let me. He couldn’t understand why on earth a surgery would deter him from dating me. I thought he was an alien … I couldn’t understand why he would want to hang around with someone in my situation. He told me he wanted to get to know me the old-fashioned way by talking. I literally could not believe my ears … Did they even make men like that anymore? Was he from another planet? Maybe he was on drugs? I simply couldn’t figure it out. I had always been with the wrong kind of guy my entire life, so clearly I was not accustomed to a gentleman.
The Road to Motherhood for Women with Disabilities: Katie Chooses Foster Care…and Potential Heart Break
When you open your heart, giving your love freely to another that is in need. When you step forward and open your home to one In need of love, warmth, comfort and protection.
Taking a vacation as an able-bodied person takes planning, but as a quadriplegic, well, it is way more complicated! I broke my neck in 2010 and had not taken a vacation in 7 years until this past month the 2017.
Mathew Tilford wants to respectfully provide his perspective in a response to this author’s well intentioned article on her experience with her disabled boyfriend “I went off and managed to fall in love with a man who happens to be paralyzed.