life hacks for people with disabilities

Easy “Life Hacks” for People with Disabilities

While most people are familiar with the concept of a “life hack” by now, for those who haven’t heard it yet a life hack is a helpful shortcut designed to make your life easier using inexpensive and/or everyday items. For people with disabilities, life hacks not only save time and money, but add to quality…
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Summer Skin Care

Summer is right around the corner! Time to look forward to warmer days, fun in the sun, and maybe even a nice beach vacation.  It’s important to have proper skin care all year round, but in the heat of summer, it is even more essential to take steps to reduce the risk of skin breakdown.…
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Adaptive Equipment and Sports Groups for SCI [Empowering Your Independence]

Long gone are the days when a spinal cord injury (SCI) meant living a life of limited mobility and restricted activities. These days many people with SCI live rich, full lives that are nearly the same as they did pre-injury! The History of Adaptive and Group Sports One of the ways people with SCI have…
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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month 2020

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve, Still Me   The effects of a spinal cord injury (“SCI”) can be life-altering, and present challenges to people with SCI and their loved ones. Millions worldwide are living with paralysis,…
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Mother’s Day: Appreciating & Supporting Moms of Children with Disabilities

Mother’s Day is celebrated annually to appreciate and honor mothers and mother figures who bring love, nurturing, and security to the lives of children. Once a woman is a mother, she is a mother for life. Many people are unaware of the history of mother’s day, and think of it as a day we shower…
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Gut Health & Your Immune System

A healthy immune system is more important during times like these than ever before. We all want to do what we can to make our immune system as strong and healthy as possible. Prioritizing a balanced diet, getting good sleep, and regular fitness are all essential parts of a healthy immune system. Did you know…
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The Power of Gratitude

At its essence, gratitude is feeling joy for the blessings in life. Gratitude encompasses everything, including people, states of being, feelings, material possessions, opportunities, and emotions. Actively practicing gratitude fosters a mindset of positive thinking, and this can greatly improve mental and physical health.  Being grateful helps us focus on the good and gives us…
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Stress and Gut Health

Times are more stressful these days with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic upending normal routines and creating uncertainty and anxiety for everyone. Now more than ever we need to stay focused on self-care as much as possible, and prioritize healthy habits and stress-relieving techniques to maintain mental and physical wellbeing under difficult circumstances. Gut Health and…
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National Walking Day & Inspirational from Wheelchair Users Who Walked Again

National Walking Day falls on April 1st each year, but for wheelchair users the idea of learning to walk again is no joke. Being told you will never walk again is one of the more difficult things wheelchair users face. While walking again may not be a possibility for all wheelchair users, we wanted to…
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International Wheelchair Day – The Incredible Things People are Doing in Wheelchairs

Each year on March 1st we celebrate International Wheelchair Day to honor the positive impact wheelchairs have for people with disabilities. We also acknowledge the incredible things wheelchairs users accomplish every day. It is a day to raise awareness about the fact that there are millions of people who need wheelchairs but do not have…
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