I didn’t give much thought to the challenges faced by those who are bullied until years after my teenage motorcycle crash left me speech impaired and with the left side of my body paralyzed. Adapting to some of the challenges of those who live in the world of the physically different resulted in my using […]
Like a lot of people who hunger for a winning attitude, I read about the power of a winning attitude and I read and I read. Did that help me understand why I wanted a winning attitude? Yes! Did all that reading give me a winning attitude? No! Why not?
Disabilities, negative circumstances or almost anything that causes negative Attitudes can keep us from dancing. Sometimes the circumstances following a disabling event seem so completely unacceptable that a positive Attitude is absolutely crucial. It’s all about perspective. How people see themselves makes all the difference. Do they see themselves as a victim or a survivor?
The doctors say I’ll never walk without a cane, but I have to walk without a cane. It’s not just about proving them wrong. I’m only thinking about how bad I want to walk. I hold my cane off the ground, determined not to let my disability hold me down, and start hobbling up the […]
Unexpected Life Changes – Asset or Liability How comfortable are you with change? “Nothing heals like the power of a true story. When someone is speaking from the inside of an event, they are speaking from a personal authority that pierces the veil of darkness. On the other side of that veil lies the light of hope, for […]