Category Archives: Everyday Life

Don’t think about it so much

There is a fine line between being prepared and over-thinking something. Dealing with a disability often requires advance preparation. However, preparing for the worst can often change into expecting the worst. When this happens, you miss out on a lot … Continue reading

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Pay attention to what makes you uncomfortable

There are many things that make me physically uncomfortable — wearing wet jeans, sitting on a crease in my pants, sleeping on one side for too long — just to name a few. But there are also a bunch of … Continue reading

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I think I get better customer service

I hear people complaining about customer service all the time. I’d have to say that RARELY am I met with such ridiculous stories. I know it happens. Maybe I’m just lucky. When I go grocery shopping the cashiers are usually … Continue reading

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Stop asking fearful questions once you’ve answered them

I was brainstorming a list of some of the things that can hold a person back. The first thing that came to mind was FEAR. In fact a few of the other things that came to mind like “worrying about … Continue reading

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Sometimes it just takes a small push

There are times when I feel stuck. I could be physically overwhelmed or mentally blocked. Take for example getting out of bed. When I am traveling and the hotel bed is a little too mushy, I can easily get stuck … Continue reading

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Wishlist of technologies

Yesterday I wrote about some lifesaving technologies I appreciate that we already have access to. Today I thought I’d ponder some “dream” technologies which are either coming down the pipe or could be wonderful to have around. 1. Batteries that … Continue reading

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“Lifesaving” Technologies

Someone asked me the other day what I would be doing as a career if I wasn’t involved in computers. The first thing that came to mind was something math-related, like a statistician. But can you imagine how much work … Continue reading

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Learning from bad experiences

We all have bad experiences. Something doesn’t go our way. We’re struck with some bad luck. Maybe we even made a blatant mistake. It took practice, but reflecting on bad experiences has helped me make trials and tribulations easier to … Continue reading

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The wonderful world of wheelchair ramps!

Ramps really are one of the most useful things for someone in a wheelchair. Since I started using mine, I’ve used all sorts of ramps. I’ve also heard the praises of ramps from people who were on crutches or pushing … Continue reading

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The bed problem

If you saw me get up out of bed, you’d wonder how I ever learned to maneuver the way that I do. If I outlined the movements for you, they’d go something like this: Roll onto left side Use right … Continue reading

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