A spinal cord injury (SCI) is so much more than not walking. These articles share what I’ve learned about life with SCI: maintaining physical and emotional health, fashion in a seated position, My Favorite Things, and life hacks for living with a disability.
Wheelchair-Accessible Tours and Misadventures in Rome, Italy
After speaking in Rome, I wondered how I could experience wheelchair-accessible tours, enjoy Rome (in January), manage the cost, and celebrate with friends. After all,
Christmas Traditions after a Spinal Cord Injury
After a spinal cord injury, one thing we might lose is holiday traditions. Over the years, I’ve learned traditions change with time as well. The
My Astronomical Role Creating Disability Inclusion in Hollywood
After agreeing there’s a lack of diversity and inclusion of disability in the media, I found myself trying to be a small part of the
Rest: Practicing What I Preach about Self-Care
For months I’ve been going. Going. Going. I was exhausted. I knew I needed a rest. Not just sleep (which I was getting), but a
The Lack of Personal Care Workers in Today’s Economy
In the article How I Find, Hire and Keep a Great Care Attendant, I walk through options for finding a good—hopefully great—personal care attendant or
Peer Mentors: The Power of Roll Models in Life with a Spinal Cord Injury
Throughout decades with a spinal cord injury, peer mentors have taught me the “tricks of the trade” of transfers, bladder and bowel care, dressing, the
10 Must-Have Items for Traveling as a Wheelchair User
I’m a planner by nature. I try to plan for the what-if scenarios that may happen when I travel. Here is a list of my
2021 in Review: No Wonder I’m Tired
This week I took time to look at 2021 in review. How did I spend my time during the past twelve months? It turns out
The Adaptive Jeans by Universal Thread from Target
In 2018, I wrote about the adaptive jeans by Universal Thread™. They were nice. But I had to modify the snap. The jeans were a
How to Find and Maintain a Job after a Spinal Cord Injury
Working after a spinal cord injury may seem overwhelming. But you have finished up rehab or completed schooling, and you’re ready to go to work.
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