Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2021

Me sitting at a wedding reception in a red dress, smiling. My hair is partially down and I'm wearing silver hoop earrings and red lipstick. My logo is in white in the bottom left corner. Well, it's that time of year again. Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day. I usually like to take this day… Continue reading World Cerebral Palsy Day 2021

Concepts, SDR

Relax. Rest. Repeat.

Me laying and resting on a colorful blue, white, red, and yellow hammock in El Combate, Puerto Rico I want to talk about rest. Why? Because it's not talked about enough. I mean, I definitely don't talk about it enough. My whole life I was basically drilled to be productive. Possibly because of the example… Continue reading Relax. Rest. Repeat.

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

How Far

Bigger picture from 2012 with a golden glow labeled "after" is me standing tall on a staircase and smiling. A superimposed photo in black and white, labeled "before" from 2011 is of me standing on a street corner, smiling, using my forearm crutches and my left leg is crooked inward. My logo is in white… Continue reading How Far

SDR

A Brief Glance Inside

Maldives, South Asia, 2020 - An empty Maldivian Resort gym Source: Gym Stock photos by Vecteezy As a semi-companion to my last post, I thought I'd give an update on my personal training. A glance inside, if you will. You all know by now that training is key to my recovery from SDR surgery, right?… Continue reading A Brief Glance Inside

Daily Life

Being Physically Disabled During A Pandemic, Part II

So, my first post on this topic was written all the way back in March of 2020, a year ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then. Here's how. In those days, I'd just had SDR. I went to physical therapy four times a week, Monday thru Thursday. It was hard but necessary work.… Continue reading Being Physically Disabled During A Pandemic, Part II

SDR

One

A box of chocolates. A cute stuffed teddy bear, monkey or elephant. Proclamations of love and sweet poems. Sappy cards or a lovely bouquet of red roses. That's what some of us might expect to get on Valentine's Day, am I right? That is, if you subscribe to the whole idea. If you don't, that's… Continue reading One

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

Don’t Forget To Feel Proud

As the end of this year draws near, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on one thing I accomplished that I'm proud of. 2020 was a tough one for all of us. Twelve months in. We all made it this far amidst so much tragedy and loss. We could all use some joy,… Continue reading Don’t Forget To Feel Proud