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Solutions to Forgetting Names

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I don’t like meeting people because I can’t remember names?” If you have, following video might present a solution that works for you or it may inspire you to think of a solution that works even better. Credits Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. Thanks to Ron White for sharing his memory strategy; …Continue reading →

Supporting Disability Technologies

The World Health Organization estimates 1 billion people across the world live with disabilities, and Google’s philanthropy division,, just pledged $20 million to help improve their situations. The money is spread across 29 programs working on disability technologies — the average amount they’ll each receive is $750,000, with six of the grant winners getting more than $1 million, Wired …Continue reading →

Helping Others Through Art

According to the article, “Coming back from a traumatic brain injury is not easy, but one Montreal woman not only healed, but is now helping others through art. Artist, teacher and mentor Sonja Boodajee has had to overcome incredible odds just to be able to stand. ‘It was really hard at the beginning. I really hated myself,’ she said. Sonja …Continue reading →

Legal Discrimination

When I read an article about discrimination against a student in a private religious school, I first thought the article was a hoax. I checked the site I usually reference to determine if information is real or fictitious. There was nothing about the story on the website, so I dug deeper into the mystery. After several readers contacted me regarding my …Continue reading →

Discriminating Against Us

According to a judge, discriminating against people with disabilities is legal. The ABC News article is short, but I had to read it twice because I could not believe I read it correctly the first time. When I read the article again, I immediately knew I had to share the story. According the recent ruling by a judge, everything we …Continue reading →

What Are They Thinking

I understand the concept. I agree there is a stigma about disabilities in most countries, but I think the campaign sends the wrong message. What do you think? Does the campaign reinforce the stigma about disabilities or does it reduce negative thoughts about people who have a disability? Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post.


By Scott J. Friedman | Beyond Adversity I am fairly certain most people have heard the quote by Lao Tzu, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” or some variation of it. When I first heard the quote, I was part of a cave/cliff rescue squad and thought the quote referred to the time necessary to …Continue reading →

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During the past 11 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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