Monthly Archives: October 2013

If You Ordered Self-Help, Make Sure That’s What You Get

Since my injury, I have attended quite a few motivational/inspirational speaking engagements. Some I found uplifting, some I found downright depressing. The people who inspired me were the ones that, while sharing their challenging stories of how they got to where they are, also shared solutions they found throughout their[…] Read More →

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The ABC’s of Healthcare

I go to a doctor for one reason, and one reason only; their expertise. After living with a spinal cord injury for twenty years, I have gotten to know my body extremely well, and when something is awry I can tell if is serious enough where I need to see[…] Read More →

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Mornings Can Be Rough

Mornings during the fall season are an amazing time. Natures light is exquisite as it ever so slowly pulls back the curtain to reveal a new day. The freshness of the air smells better than clean laundry, and the dew sparkles on the grass and leaves, highlighting their brilliant range[…] Read More →

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A paralyzed government

The American people are stuck, by no fault of their own, between a rock and a hard place, or worse yet, a rock and a rock; The House of Representatives and the Senate. These two rocks make up the boulder that is Congress, and Congress has decided to squeeze Americans[…] Read More →

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The “No Hit” Policy In Washington

When our founding fathers created the Constitution, they were adamant about it containing the “no-hit policy.” The United States of America was their first baby, the first new world they had created and like any parent, they had certain ideals they wanted to ensure were carried out by generations to[…] Read More →

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Fraying At the Edges

I remember the exact moment  I found out two planes had hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  I was getting ready for the day and for some reason I didn’t have the morning news on as I usually did. I was calling a friend’s spa to make[…] Read More →

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Winning the lottery

One of the most challenging circumstances to be in life is to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. Or as I like to say, a rock and a rock. Rocks possess not an ounce of give and keep you stuck exactly as you are. This is a[…] Read More →

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