Beyond Adversity

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Living with Ataxia: A Family’s Story

Our four year old daughter Eva has an extremely rare neurological condition which affects her balance and coordination and her development. On a good day she is full of life, laughter and has a steely determination. On a bad day she is very wobbly, her tremor is very pronounced, she finds the simplest of tasks very challenging and she tires …Continue reading →

Mindshift Motivational Video

On occasion, I hear people say their situation is so different from everybody else’s situation that nobody could possibly understand; this is a harmful attitude. All of us, no matter what our situation, can learn from anybody who is willing to share. Sometimes, it is possible to learn from people who are not willing to share. However, to learn we …Continue reading →

What Is It

Some adversities are difficult to explain or understand. However, 3 H made epilepsy so easy to understand, the Epilepsy Foundation chose to post the following video on its website. Credits Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. Thanks to 3 H for producing the video; the Epilepsy Foundation for adding the video to its website; Google for helping me find …Continue reading →

Changing the ADA

The United States Department of Justice is issuing this final rule to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA Amendments Act or the Act), which took effect on January 1, 2009. In this final rule, the Department is adding new sections …Continue reading →

Attending Aphasia Boot Camp

By Michele Munz | St. Louis Post-Dispatch Nearly every weekday for a six-week summer boot camp, they meet for group therapy in a classroom at Fontbonne University. They all suffer with aphasia. A stroke has limited their ability to communicate their thoughts, find the right words, read or write. Each week has a theme, such as current events, entertainment, or …Continue reading →

Believing Exercise is Beneficial

Believing exercise is beneficial does more than motivate people to engage in physical activity, it may increase the beneficial effect of exercise, new research shows. Researchers in Germany found people who believed in the health benefit of bicycling enjoyed exercise more and were more relaxed, potentially making the activity more beneficial overall. Credits Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. …Continue reading →

Struggling with Epilepsy

By Kathleen Doheny | HealthDay News Children and young adults with epilepsy face an array of psychological, physical and social challenges, a new analysis reveals. Australian researchers reviewed 43 studies that included a total of more than 950 children, teens and young adults, and delved into [participant’s] experiences with the seizure disorder. “Children with epilepsy feel vulnerable from a physical and …Continue reading →

**** About The Author ****

During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! Let me show you how to overcome your challenges.

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