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Travelling With Functional Limitations

I'm not one to sit still, unless I'm working and/or typing a blog post.  I move and explore new places whenever I have an...

Abilities Instead Of Disabilities: Your New Normal!

Disability and disabled aren’t great words.  They really don’t convey the why or how someone is “disabled”; and more importantly their abilities.  Leveraging our abilities...

End Of Life Care: Choices And Preparing

The Choices That Patients Have.             Obviously, a hotly debated topic, assisted suicide is only currently an option in 6 states and Washington D.C. Perhaps one...

End Of Life Care: Open Honest Conversations And A Second Opinion

We continue with the second part in our series on end of life care with another guest post from...             Sebastian Sepulveda, MD,  author of At Death's Door: End...

What To Know About Autoimmune Conditions

As one with autoimmune conditions, this post topic is an important to me.  My top fatigue is "just need to sit".  You can ask...

End Of Life Care: Practical Options & Advice – A Doctor’s...

End of life care is resource intensive and costly... financially and emotionally.  As an administrator, I've been involved in mediating conflict between patients and their families...

Standing With Weakness And Balance Challenges

Neuropathies and the underling causes create challenges and limitations for some individuals.  Often, standing up from a sofa, getting into/out of a bed or...

Creative Hand Therapy

My functional limitations have improved with treatment, but the last and most troubling has been my hand dexterity, coordination and strength.  As a writer,...

Comfort In The Hospital

Going to the hospital can be fearful, stressful, lonely, boring and even, as in the case of a birth, a cause for celebration. While...

Disaster Preparedness For Those With Functional Limitations

A couple of years ago I was working on community-wide disaster preparedness and wrote an article after reading about the impact of a fire on the...