Entering the New School Year – Please Speak with Your Children About Disabilities

    As school begins and the chaos and hubbub of your children getting the right school supplies, what their schedules are, and what days you bring the snacks to class. There are certain topics you might sit your child down and talk with them about. Topics such as how to act accordingly in theContinue reading.

Good Grief – Losing a Limb (or Two)

What I have written below is from my own personal experience and no two people are alike. With that being said, if just one person is able to take from my words and find the help or the reassurance or whatever they are looking for, it will have made my journey and my purpose moreContinue reading.

Life Lessons for My Child(ren)

    I have made many resolutions over the years in preparation and through new endeavors of which I face for my daughter, Harper. Becoming pregnant, I vowed to never let my disability hold me back from being the mother that I was meant to be, the mother that she deserves. I vowed that sheContinue reading.

Misconceptions of An Amputee

    Don’t ask me about my prosthetics. This is really just a personal preference whether or not an amputee wants to talk about their situation or why they are an amputee. The truth of the matter is, that no one, including an amputee, wants to be bombarded by personal questions when they’re just lookin’Continue reading.

The Right Way to Refer to a Person with a Disability

    I know, I know – if you are an “abled-body” person it might come off a little confusing on how you should approach the topic of disability or approach someone with a disability. There is always one thing to remember, that a disabled person, is still just a person. I have been aContinue reading.

In the Face of Overwhelming Self Doubt

    “Doubt is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.” Gustave Flaubert, Memoirs of a Madman.   Often times you might hear that pesky, lingering voice in your head that tricks you into believing that you can’t do it, or that you’ll never be good enough, that you’ll inevitably fail. ThatContinue reading.

Teachers

Ahhh, teachers. A bunch of brilliant and amazing women and men who have made the difficult decision to live their lives as educators, mentors, confidantes, and molders of future generations. Being a teacher is hard. You have students who disobey, you watch and protect children who aren’t yours and are sometimes scolded – unfairly byContinue reading.

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Wellbeing

  The way that you start your day can influence the tone of your entire day. Here are a few ways that may benefit you in having a successful and happy day – even after getting up on the “wrong side of the bed.”   Start your day off feeling fresh. Wake up, rinse (orContinue reading.

Interesting Facts about Prosthetics

    “Prosthetic” is the Greek word for “addition”   The main causes of amputations are those due to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other health conditions.   The first ever recorded prosthetic device was one that was made for an Egyptian noblewoman dated around 950-710 B.C.E. It wasn’t what you think though, it was actuallyContinue reading.

Ways to Maximize the Benefits of your Prosthesis

    One thing about becoming an amputee is that there is literally this whole new world that you’ve just become a part of. It can get a little scary sometimes and you might find yourself clueless, like me. Even now, I’m learning new things while doing research for this blog. Like, WOW, who knewContinue reading.