Category Archives: Motivational

Awesome surfer with muscular dystrophy

Love it when people share these things with me — a great short film about Ryan Levinson, a surfer with a form of muscular dystrophy. I can’t say much more about it so just watch the film! The Present Moment … Continue reading

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Maybe your purpose is just to live

Do you ever wonder what your purpose is? Why you are here? What you are supposed to be doing? It’s a difficult question to answer and even more so when you have muscular dystrophy or another disorder that makes living … Continue reading

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Baby steps. Or pushes.

Almost everything you do every day is a set of small tasks. For example, the task of getting out of bed isn’t just “getting out of bed.” For me it’s a series of tasks like: 1) Hit snooze ten times. … Continue reading

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How do you want to be described?

Think about the last time someone told you about somebody you didn’t know. How did they describe that person? Nice? Fun? Happy? Or were they mean? Negative? Depressed? Now think about how someone might describe you and your outlook on … Continue reading

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Tell me something I can’t do and I’ll tell you how I can do it

The shower is a great place to just soap and think. This morning I was trying to list things that someone might tell me I can’t do anymore and then think of a way to do it. Here’s my short … Continue reading

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Deciding vs. going along for the ride

Are you the kind of person who makes a decision to do something or do you tend to go along with whatever happens? Sometimes it can be difficult to be a proactive decision maker for your own life when there’s … Continue reading

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Dream first, plan later

Do you limit your dreams by thinking about your disability first? I’ll admit sometimes it’s easy to immediately think, “Oh but that will be too difficult because of my wheelchair…” or some other excuse. People who don’t have a disability … Continue reading

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When disability is invisible

Imagine you just received an email from someone you didn’t know. The message contains a greeting, several sentences, and a closing. There’s nothing special about the message. It’s just a bunch of words strung together and composed like any other … Continue reading

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If you think you’re not good at something…

…have you even ever tried? How often have you marveled at someone who could do something creative or spectacular like paint a picture or write a song or play an instrument or sew a dress or build a motor or … Continue reading

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Do the people who motivate you know it?

I was thinking about a few of the people who have motivated, dare I say “inspired,” me to do something different, conquer a fear, or keep myself pushing along. Often times it’s someone whose story I’ve seen on the internet … Continue reading

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