Posts Tagged 'goals'

My favorite athlete with a disability is….

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In our world of competitive sports, it is so easy to love the big names LeBron, Serena, Jeter, Peyton, Messi, and Crosby. They bring so much joy, sadness, wonder and triumph into our lives. In the ever increasing world of wheelchair sports there are some big names that the spotlight shines on as well.

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 28, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Disability and the Media

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“My name is Bob Lujano. I am very blessed person because I am employed and compete as an athlete in wheelchair rugby.” This was my introduction as I was on a panel to discuss the role of media and how it portrays athletes with a disability. In regards to this topic there are so many roads that this discussion can follow. I know that sitting at a table and trying to map this out can be difficult. I will try to guides us on a short and narrow road.

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 21, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Fall into a rut

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With the summer slowly falling into oblivion in which there are three months left in 2014 (where has the time gone), typically we leave our summer routine and develop another set for the fall. Unfortunately, there is a difference.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 15, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Qualities of Effective Teaching: Initiating Purposeful Action

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In recent articles, I have tried to examine what distinctive qualities make a person an effective Teacher, Mentor, and Leader in their field.  My Movement Specialist and Lynda, my newest Mentor and Teacher, have a series of qualities that make me stop, pay attention, and engage. I define engagement as “initiating purposeful action”; [i] where a Mentee demonstrates effort, attention, determination, and persistence in response to prompting to learn and perform assigned tasks.” [ii]

Posted by Kerry Aug 11, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Reflections About A Mustard Seed

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I read an article called the “Struggle for Faith”. The author suggests that “unless we are content to be intellectually, logically, and spiritually static, we must move in new directions, open up new avenues, and remain discontent (and restless) with what we presently know.”[i]

Posted by Kerry Aug 04, 2014 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Fear of Failure and Qualities of Mentoring

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I recently wrote about a challenge I experienced from a presentation I was trying to prepare for. I was frozen by a sense of fear, panic, and alarm. Typically I can set these negative emotions aside and proceed with what I need to do. In this one moment, I struggled.

Posted by Kerry Jul 21, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Sittin’ Sexy Part II

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I will always have some impairment in my right hand. Bowel and bladder issues, which I’ll address down the road, continue to be a heady annoyance from time to time. I do not have trunk control, which would be REALLY handy for a lot of things. What I did gain, however, was an in-depth understanding of the bias in legislation, the “right way” (re: WRONG) to address/ignore a person with a disability, and social norms that WE constantly face but that were hidden to me before. Having seen the “in-group/out-group” bias from both perspectives helped me to put together a pretty unique worldview and eased communication with/between able-bodied (“ABs”) and functionally impaired individuals alike. Although encouraged by my progress when finally discharged from rehab, I couldn’t help but think… “Yeah, that’s all well and good…but now what?”

Posted by Daniel Mellenthin Jul 16, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How Your Own Behaviors Influence Children

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Parents are very influential when it comes to the development of the children. Mannerisms, behaviors, beliefs and even actions are learned from an early age throughout adolescence. During this time, your own behaviors as a parent play a dominant role in how the children will develop as they grow older. If you view physical activity or fitness a specific way, there is a good chance the children will develop a similar view.

Posted by Ken Myers Apr 10, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

How To Battle Despair

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The Grocery store next door she visited so frequently is a far away dream for her now. The high school prom dress she was so excitedly talking about to her girlfriends had lost all its charm. What happened to this seventeen year old, vivacious girl full of love, laughter and lure for life? Not so long ago, a man too drunk to drive rammed his car against her bike. What followed were the most vivid and dreadful moments she had ever experienced.

Posted by Steve Shanahan Apr 02, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment



Have you heard of TED Talks?  If not, I highly recommend checking them out.

TED stands for technology, entertainment, and design.  A non-profit started in 1984, TED Talks are one person on a stage sharing their work and passion in 18 minutes or less!  TED Talks are full of ideas worth spreading.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Dec 18, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment