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#StrokeRecovery, it’s a process

May 14, 2015

Comparison is the thief of joy ~ Theodore Roosevelt A few weeks ago I was approached by a student at the University of Strathclyde to participate in a research project on stroke recovery. Little did she know I’ve been really down about how slow it seems to be going this time around. Do you have any idea how many people are on instagram working out like crazy under #strokesurvivor? A bunch of them; lifting weights, running marathons and jumping jack around…

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Sometimes losing means winning

Wrote this before I went to bed last night. Sorry for the crappy iphone pics. Today was a great day for me. I rode my bike to the beach for the first time in 8 weeks; two blocks there and two blocks back +…

November 20, 2014

Hey, my grandma made that

Chris stayed with his dad last week while his mom was out of town. On Sunday I stopped by for dinner (yep, all by myself!) and saw him folding laundry. I noticed one of the things was an embroidered tea towel my grandma made…

October 30, 2014

The cheese stands alone

Being hit with a debilitating illness is humbling; it’s humbling and isolating and eye opening. Things that once seemed so important – like what’s jammed in your closet – suddenly have no value, while other things you never gave a second thought to – like being able to…

October 22, 2014