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Staying on top of supplies

There is nothing worse than going into your supply closet for a particular item only to discover you have run out.  Even worse is if it late at night, early in the morning or it’s an item that must be ordered online and you must wait for it to be shipped to you.  Unfortunately, I […]

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Can Your Paralysis Make You More Creative?

Table of Contents Disability Leads to CreativityDisability Leads to PersistenceDisability Leads to PerseveranceBecome an Entrepreneur Disability Leads to Creativity There are many challenges that come along with a spinal cord injury or other cause of paralysis. But there are also blessings. Every day the challenges we have cause us to be more creative to just […]

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Stay Positive and Encourage Others

How can you stay positive and encourage others? “He comforts us whenever we suffer.  That is why whenever other people suffer, we are able to comfort them by using the same comfort we have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4   It can be very easy to focus on all the challenges we face as […]

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Tips for Coping with Being Paralyzed

Table of Contents Do you need help Coping with being paralyzed?Take the Proper Time to Grieve Have a Regular Routine Be Patient with Yourself and Others  Learn to Accept Help When You Need ItTalk It Out with Your Primary Caregiver Focus on the Positive Do you need help Coping with being paralyzed? Whether you have […]

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How to Overcome Feeling Like a Burden

Feeling like a burden; Givers vs Takers There are generally two types of people in this world: givers and takers. Takers are lazy, unmotivated, and uninspiring people who often feel entitled to handouts. They thrive on special attention and emotional support from others. Takers will consistently leave you feeling emotionally , relationally, and even mentally […]

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Overcoming Grief After Paralysis

Finding ways to live with Grief after paralysis Grief is a real part of living with paralysis which means as a caregiver it’s a real part of your life as well so, especially if you are a spouse, parent or someone close the person you are caring for.  There was something that happened in each […]

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How a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Can Help You Thrive with Paralysis

I am sure everyone can remember the feeling you had the day you got the keys for your first vehicle.  Woo Hoo, I’m free.  I’m on my way to being an adult, becoming independent, being free.  I can now go where I want, when I want!  Mom and dad (while obviously concerned for their child’s […]

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Living the SCI Life Drug-Free

Table of Contents Thriving with Paralysis without DrugsNerve Pain and SpasmsResolve to Deal with Some Pain and SpasmsStanding FrameWheelchair ErgonomicsUpper Cervical ChiropracticMassageDigestive IssuesUrinary Issues Thriving with Paralysis without Drugs A majority of individuals who have survived a spinal cord injury take medications on a daily basis. Although there are times when this is necessary, I […]

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Laughter is the BEST therapy!

Chuck Swindol said “laughter is the most beautiful and beneficial therapy God ever granted humanity”.  This statement rings very true for me personally and for my relationship with my husband Bill. After Bill was injured, there was a season where laughter was pretty sparse and it was hard to see much hope for the future. […]

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Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy and Hope for Paralysis

About half a million Americans have symptoms of cerebral palsy. What is this chronic health condition and how does it affect people? We’re going to take a closer look at this debilitating condition that commonly causes paralysis. By discussing the effects that this condition has on patients, we will help you to see that you […]

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