Archive | May, 2013

Wondtacular

21 May

Need any help deciding to get the most out of life while you can? Take a look at 1 young man’s story.

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19 May

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 Does this look like fun or what?

Suck it up, sailor

19 May

I’ve been working on strengthening my arms, but what about other body parts kama like my lungs? Recently I discovered and purchased a device called the Power Breathe

this device provides resistance when you breathe in. Over the period of a month, those breathing muscles should get stronger. Because of the level of my injury, I have some impairment in innervation or even lack of some of the breathing muscles. It will be an interesting experiment to see how much progress I can make.

Right now my lung capacity is about 2.2 liters. What’s yours?

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Adventure for all

19 May

Recently I watched the trailer for an Australian movie titled the ride call meh about a group of paraplegics set aside across the country. The Website for the movie has more information on the project.

Or you can Watch the movie on YouTube.

After watching the trailer, I had a bit of a revelation: adventure is available to anyone no matter her level of ability or disability. Just pick something a little beyond your  current capabilities, plan and prepare, then go for it.!

What adventure do you have planned for this year?h

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Just the facts

18 May

Canadian facts about SCI the Rick Hansen foundation.

What makes us happy?

17 May

A series of speakers at the TED conference have examined the nature of happiness. Dan Gilbert, the first speaker in the selection of talks listed below, discovered a surprising fact: people who have won the lottery, and people who suffered a paraplegic spinal cord injury, are equally happy six months after the event!

TED: what makes us happy?

Wheels up

15 May

Perhaps one day I will be able to fly again.