Embracing Joy in Life

March 17, 2020 | Written by Susan

Joy and living with a disability are two terms often not associated together or as to coexist. Instead, some people without a disability (AKA: outsiders) and society, as a whole, view people with disabilities negatively and as second-class citizens. Too many times, negative descriptors such as abnormal, handicapped, diseased, disordered, and asexual (i.e., not an […]

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Thankfulness and Gratitude

Thankfulness & Gratitude

December 11, 2019 | Written by Susan

Thankfulness and gratitude are easy to feel and express when life is going well. However, when going through tough periods, we can find ourselves on the opposite end of the spectrum. Before we know it, we are asking, “Why me?” “What did I do to deserve this?” “How can I possibly cope with this or […]

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

October 25, 2019 | Written by Susan

“Don’t sweat the small stuff” is a phrase many of us have perhaps heard but how many of us intentionally practice it? Throughout my life, I have periodically been reminded that it is important to “just relax” and not worry.

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Exploring the Unknown

October 9, 2019 | Written by Susan

Life is about exploring, experiencing, learning, and living. Life is not stagnant and is associated with change, personal growth, and fulfillment. Many of life’s changes are unforeseen and some are undesired.

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Emerging from Loss

October 6, 2019 | Written by Susan

Loss comes in many forms and when we are in the middle of it, seeing the pleasantries of life seem out of reach but as I have been reminded in recent years, there are often good things awaiting us on the other side of our pain.

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A Life Worth Living

August 27, 2019 | Written by Susan

“A Life Worth Living….” is a topic near and dear to my heart. Part of this fondness can be traced back 35 years to the day I broke my back and acquired a spinal cord injury.

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