Heartbreak after SCI: The Hard Truth with a Dose of Hope
A small, three by five inch journal sits in a drawer with other sentimental objects from my past. Blue fabric printed with small white sheep
A Model of Living Resiliently in the Midst of Suffering
For about a year I’ve been digging in to the subject of resiliency. In some ways I think I’m an expert on the subject. At
What ‘The Greatest Showman’ Can Teach Us About Accepting Ourselves
Have you seen the movie The Greatest Showman? It’s the fictional story of Phineas T. Barnum. However, the stars of the show – and the
How my Spinal Cord Injury Affected my Best Friend
What follows is the story of how a spinal cord injury affects relationships. How was best friend, Barbara, impacted by my injury?
The Uncomfortable Truth about Sexuality and Disability
In January I attended a conference for work. After dinner we were chatting and getting to know each other as we made our way back
How to Intentionally Build Community
Many people with SCI have experienced loss of relationships after their injury. Friends, family, teammates, spouses. Why do these relationships end? That’s an article for
How and Why I Got a Professional Massage
I needed a professional massage, but I wasn’t sure how it would work with a spinal cord injury. It had been 10 long months since
When I Need to Count Every Blessing
During the seemingly never-ending string of surgeries and recovery time this year, my mind would wander to that all familiar question of doubt: Why me?
Suffering. It’s a word with many faces. Poverty. Illness. War. Financial hardship. Death. According to the book of Job, God allows suffering. Job is described
4 Tips to Living a Full and Abundant Life
After my spinal cord injury, it took me quite some time to learn, or re-learn, the concept of trying, of living. My go-to response was,
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