Self-evaluation -an alternative to New Year’s resolutions!
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Self-evaluation -an alternative to New Year’s resolutions!

So now that the new year has started, lots of people are making their New Year’s resolutions, planning for the year ahead, and otherwise trying to work on a clean slate. In the meantime, those of us managing disabling and chronic conditions often find ourselves frustrated because our symptoms or conditions don’t allow for a…

Gratitude is the best attititude to help you heal
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Gratitude is the best attititude to help you heal

I am sure that you have heard this phrase somewhere before(or something similar ‘cultivate an attitude of gratitude’) – it’s appearing on a lot of self-help sites, meditation sites, and lots of wellness guides.  I’m here to tell you that yes, there is a scientific basis for this statement and that it is true!  I…

Thanksgiving and TBI – I miss you dad
Overcoming Obstacles

Thanksgiving and TBI – I miss you dad

It’s Thanksgiving week.  This is now my 15th Thanksgiving without my father.  Fifteen years ago, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, my life was irrevocably changed by my father’s traumatic brain injury(TBI).   What happened He slipped.  While climbing a ladder.  He fell less than 10 feet, but just, well, landed badly – on the back of…