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Coaching

Why We Need to Rethink Our Relationship With Pain

[Image description: a colorful assortment of pills fill a counter] Given the amount of pain medication we consume on an average annual basis (Americans received more than 300 million pain prescriptions in 2015 alone - not including over the counter usage) it's very quickly obvious that we in North America have a pain problem. In… Continue reading Why We Need to Rethink Our Relationship With Pain

Disability

Why it’s Time to Change our Perspective on Wheelchairs

The movie Wall-E doesn't paint a great picture of people using wheeled devices to move around. In fact, it sort of suggests that wheelchair usage - especially from power wheelchairs - is just a great way for people to get fatter and lazier than they already are. Unfortunately, the confusion about wheelchair usage isn't limited… Continue reading Why it’s Time to Change our Perspective on Wheelchairs

My Story, Parenting

Out from the Clutches of Worry, Fear and Control

Over on @parentingforward, @cindybrandt was talking about the way we worry as parents. She said, "Every parent worries. To love is to worry. What if that doesn't have to be true? What if we can learn better coping mechanisms for our anxieties so that we don't exchange them with our children? What if we don't… Continue reading Out from the Clutches of Worry, Fear and Control