Future Proofing

Futureproofing – Part 1 I began writing these posts for my children. I wanted to share with them the things that we weren’t likely to talk about over dinner, or at family gatherings or just hanging out. I wanted to tell them how special they are to me, how essential to who I am, how … More Future Proofing

Never Never Never Give Up

After writing the post about the link between managing spasm and improving walking, I continued thinking about how important it is to never, never give up. No matter the obstacles, challenges, frustrations, fears never give up. I had this image in my head of enormous blocks that are seemingly unsurmountable …

Stretching and Spasm – A Revelation

OR: FINALLY, A MEDICAL EXPLANATION HOW THIS INCOMPLETE PARAPLAEGIC’S WALKING CONTINUES TO IMPROVE I came across an article from the University of Washington that blew my mind. I am excited, delighted and vindicated. Some highlights: Spasm caused by spinal cord injury can prevent voluntary movement of weak muscles. Sounds pretty simple. Except it’s not. Spasm … More Stretching and Spasm – A Revelation

The Power of Music

As my daughter’s wedding approaches, and I see the care with which she and her fiancĂ© choose their music, I am reminded how music is directly connected to our emotions. Music can stir men to battle, soothe a baby to sleep, arouse passion, unite us in patriotism, make us dance, make us happy, make us … More The Power of Music

The Dictator Within

My mantra “determination, persistence and commitment” would be just words if it weren’t for The Dictator. The Dictator shouts and yells, he snarls and barks, he pushes and shoves, he cracks the whip. The Dictator gets me to the gym every day, he makes me go where I’m scared to go, he makes me stretch … More The Dictator Within