Posts Tagged 'life'

Five Ways to Improve Your Health This Summer

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As we get older, making good health a top priority becomes more and more important. Of course it’s always smart to exercise and eat a balanced diet, but for seniors these lifestyle changes can be major factors in happiness, quality, and length of life! With summer here, it’s never been easier to live the healthy and active life that will help you feel happy and independent.

Posted by Elena Watson Aug 13, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

I Wish I Had Known…

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My aunt works for the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, whose headquarters are located in the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Center where my dad underwent therapy. Among other great things (like a Peer Visitation program connecting people with new injuries to those who have been living with a disability for a while), they have been collecting “I Wish I Had Known” statements from individuals and families who have been touched by disability. I thought it would be valuable to start

Posted by Katie Henley Aug 06, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

23 Years of ADA- Happy Anniversary!

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Today, as we celebrate the 23 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it’s important to remember that as we go out to celebrate, to protest, to criticize, to condemn, and to improve, how

Posted by Bob Lujano Jul 26, 2013 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Accepting the Changes When a Loved One Goes Through Traumatic Brain Injury

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When a loved one is involved in an accident or an attack that leads to a traumatic brain injury, it is hard to understand and accept the changes that inevitably occur. Accepting that the brain does not replenish cells and that certain memories are lost forever is hard, but it is also necessary to move forward and accept that individual despite the changes. Learning to accept the changes may take time, but it will provide the opportunity to continue caring and avoid unhealthy emotions.

Posted by Shelly Duell Jul 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Singing Praises for the Miss You Can Do It Pageant

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If you don’t get HBO on your television, find a family member or friend who does and watch the HBO documentary Miss You Can Do It. Take a box of tissues with you. Take two.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Jul 12, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Life’s “Little” Questions

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I firmly believe in taking stares and questions and turning them into a chance to educate others about disabilities and life with one.  At least once a day in public I get a quizzical stare and

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jun 27, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Best vitamins to ensure healthy growth as a young adult

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It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 26, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Who Helps Who?: Introduction

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Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of living independently.  I have accomplished this dream for almost three years now.  A HUGE component of my independence is my attendants.  I owe a major portion of my success to them.  However

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jun 13, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The future of diversity …

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I teach a sport sociology course at James Madison University (JMU), and in class the other day I posed this question: What will diversity in sport look like in 30 years?

Posted by Josh pate May 31, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

My Sports Athlete/Person/Human of the Year.

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Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments