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Mini Enema

Mini Enema Explained Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in primary, acute, and long-term care settings in the United States. An estimated 42 million individuals in the United States have bowel issues or constipation. And an estimated 1 million have incontinence. For people with conditions that can require a regular bowel care program, such…
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Effective Bowel Program for Quadriplegic

Spinal cord injury (SCI) often causes a bowel problem by disrupting the way the brain and bowel communicate with each other about when the bowel needs to be emptied. When this system is disrupted the *bowel no longer works like it did pre-injury and causes complications that range from constipation to accidents. The Relationship Between…
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The Power of Positive Thinking for People with Spinal Cord Injury

“The only place that a true disability can reside is in one’s attitude…and that is a choice.” ~ Scott Chesney, Speaker, Coach & Consultant | Alliance Advocate Is your attitude where you want it to be?  Is it a positive one or a negative one? The good thing is that every moment of the day…
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Thrive Community: Disability and Career? You can do it!

Hello Thrive Community!  With October being National Disability Employment Month, I thought we should examine the possibilities of you getting back to work, starting to work, changing careers, or even just beginning to think about working or a career if you are not quite at that age to be employed yet. If there is ever…
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Thrive Community: Can’t change disability? Change your attitude!

Hello Thrive Community!  My name is Scott Chesney and I am thrilled to become a part of the Enemeez Team to bring to the table as much motivation, inspiration, and action steps to best support you in your Personal Empowerment. So no matter if you are new to your disability, were born with your disability,…
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Connecting With Your Family While Helping Others

  Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, and it also has many surprising benefits for the volunteer. Helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and give you a sense of purpose. Volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount…
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Invictus Games 101

It may be too late to get involved in the Sept. 2017 Invictus Games held in Toronto, but plenty of time to plan for the next one. Mark your calendar for Oct. 18-29, when the 2018 games will be held in Sydney, Australia. More than 500 athletes representing 17 nations will compete. What are the…
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Working Out Indoors During Winter Months

It can be difficult to stay active during the harsh weather and freezing temps during the winter months. But finding ways to stay healthy and keeping up with working out doesn’t have to be hard. Many indoor fitness centers for people with disabilities offer a wide variety of adaptive equipment. Here are some of the…
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Cooking as a Family

    We have all read about the importance of families sitting down together to dinner (or any meal really) on a regular basis. It’s a great time to really ask your kids how they’re doing and have important and meaningful conversations as a family. You can make this mealtime experience more beneficial by preparing…
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Guardians for Disabled Vets

Each year, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) assists more than 1 million veterans and family members by helping them to access their benefits, educating communities about the needs of veterans, and serving as an advocate on Capitol Hill for America’s healing heroes. There are 1.3 million DAV members. Eligibility includes any veteran who served during a…
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