Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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I Would Proudly Live This Life Again

by Erin Hawley | Courtesy of New York Times Social media and the internet changed things for me. I was able to connect with other disabled individuals and see how they felt about their identity. In college, I read every book I could on feminism, which led me to books and articles on the disability rights movement. I found communities online …Continue reading →

One Foggy Night

Spiders, snakes, mosquitoes, and bats will be your neighbors. There is a possibility coyotes and bears might visit. Poisonous trees, shrubs with thorns, and brain-eating amoeba seem to be everywhere. I certainly understand why some people prefer to stay home or in a hotel rather than spend a weekend camping in the middle of nowhere. However, April and I enjoyed …Continue reading →

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 →

**** 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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