Category Archives: wheelchair dancing

Only Some of Them Had Freckles…

It seemed like something I would really love. When I first heard that a nationally known wheelchair dance company was coming to my city and performing, I knew I wanted to go see them. For several years, another type of … Continue reading

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I’ll Do It On Purpose

A few months ago, I wrote a purpose statement for my life.  It was an exercise suggested in the book “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield.  He is a man I greatly admire for many reasons.  As one of the … Continue reading

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The Power of Perspective

For many years now, I have been fascinated by self-improvement.  How can I move from where I am to where I want to be?  How can I lose some of my negative habits?  So I often find myself reading various … Continue reading

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What Inspiration Porn Isn’t

Do you want to know my definition of a pet peeve?  It’s pretty simple.  A pet peeve is something annoying that people do that is totally unnecessary, in my opinion. There are several that get under my skin.  People who … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream!

Martin Luther King Day is still a few months away, but if you will indulge me for a minute I would like to tell you about a dream I have. I want to perform my favorite dance routine on the … Continue reading

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Tallies Unnecessary

It was definitely one of my “disability” days, the kind I struggle with a little more often than I would like.  When I dropped something on the floor, couldn’t access something else on a high shelf in the fridge, and … Continue reading

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The Most Important Step

Okay.  I have a confession to make.  It is a simple truth about me that not many people know:  I don’t like to ask for help. That seems strange for me to say, given that I require the assistance of … Continue reading

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