6 Tips to Enable You to Walk the Path of Recovery After Brain Injury

Jan 08, 2016
6 Tips to Enable You to Walk the Path of Recovery After Brain Injury

 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results when there is a traumatic injury to the head or to the body, or when there is a penetrating wound in the head.


Mind, Body, and Soul =Weight Loss

Jan 06, 2016
Mind, Body, and Soul =Weight Loss

Managing your weight can be a difficult goal to obtain and keep. From counting calories to the numerous diets available to knowing which gym facility to join or what exercises to do, the options can be overwhelming for someone that just wants to get started. It is even more challenging for someone with a special medical need. You add a whole new layer of obstacles on top of what we already mentioned. Don’t be discouraged before you start, or even after you start, for that matter. Weight management is a long and hard journey that requires your soul, mind, and body but it will change your life. Before we start I advise you consult your physician concerning changes in your lifestyle that affect your meals and physical activity. Now, let’s begin!


National Folic Acid Awareness Week

Jan 04, 2016
National Folic Acid Awareness Week

Folic acid, also known as folate, is a water soluble B-vitamin that your body needs to function properly. One of its main purposes from an adequate intake is to prevent birth defects, which can result with cranial, spinal, and other physical disabilities. Folic acid forms new blood cells in the body and is responsible for DNA synthesis.  Folic acid awareness week is this week, January 3rd-9th, and here is your quick snippet on what you need to know about this vitamin.


A Year in Review

Jan 01, 2016
A Year in Review

As the end of the year brings forth a new year, we should all take this opportunity to think about how this year has been. Has it turned out the way you wanted? Did you get to accomplish every goal that you set? Did you even set any goals?


Picky Eater Problems?

Dec 30, 2015
Picky Eater Problems?

Are you struggling to feed your child who is a picky eater?  It seems to be very common in children that I have baby-sat for or among the campers with intellectual disorders that I have prepared meals for. It is challenging to make food look appetizing to those who just aren’t having it.  Spinach?  “Ew, gross!”  Broccoli?  “Noooo way!”  Broccoli with cheese?  “Yuck, there’s broccoli in there!”  Creative thinking and patience play large roles when it comes to selective eaters.


Holiday Exercise?

Dec 28, 2015
Holiday Exercise?

For the last 2 months, I have been in full swing rugby exercise mode. It is the height of athletic season. However, there is one thing that can slow down or even stop the growth of an athlete. The holidays!


Why So SAD?

Dec 25, 2015
Why So SAD?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to season changes.  It can affect anyone however it is more common in Women 15 to 55 years of age.   The risk of getting a first diagnosis of SAD will decrease as you age.   SAD can also carry the name of Winter Depression or Seasonal Depression. 


Tis’ the Season to be…

Dec 23, 2015
Tis' the Season to be...

At this time of the year as we look to buys gifts and decide who has been naughty and who has been nice. Let’s not forget to check ourselves.


How Hiring People with Disabilities Helps Your Company

Dec 21, 2015
How Hiring People with Disabilities Helps Your Company

A company is always better when it hires people from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. One way to help your company increases its diversity while becoming a better place to work is to hire people who have disabilities. Whether an employee is missing a limb, suffers from Down Syndrome or has trouble walking or talking, that person could still be a talented worker and an asset to the team.


Change Coming to College Wheelchair Basketball

Dec 17, 2015
Change Coming to College Wheelchair Basketball

I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying this holiday season. It has been a while since I posted, as I have been busy with work and completing another semester of graduate school.