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Attitude isn’t everything…but it is something

Here in the disability community there is nothing that irks an advocate with a disability more than seeing a poster that says this… “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” The slogan is almost always accompanied with a finely tuned athlete on runner’s blades or a beaming child in a wheelchair. Hmmm… It’s … Continue reading

A Credo for Being Human

                                1. Love yourself without hesitation or caveat. 2. Embrace failure as an essential part of your personal journey. 3. Listen. Think. Think some more. Respond. Listen some more. Repeat. 4. Search for beauty in the mundane. 5. Read every … Continue reading

Three Questions to Inspire Happiness

Who am I? This is a loaded question no doubt, but before we can even hope to improve our outlook, we must become intimately aware of every nook and cranny of our being.  We must come to fully understand ourselves so that we may come to understand our actions and feelings. While I hesitate to … Continue reading

Caring leads to change

There is no question that living with a disability is difficult. It is! Really, really difficult! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, fall into a “why even bother” mode and bow to the limitations that your disability presents. We get it! Sometimes, it’s just plain easier to throw in the towel…to simply stop caring. One of … Continue reading

Today and Every Day is Your Day

Let us not make resolutions in the New Year, but instead reflect on who we are and who we wish to become. Let the wise words of these men and women carry you on your journey and remain with you, always… “Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with … Continue reading

What’s kindness got to do with it?

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau What is kindness? By definition, it is to be affectionate, loving, sympathetic, helpful. Oh…but it is so much more than that! Kindness is a stepping stone to personal serenity; a path to your ultimate success and happiness! (Yes, yes, today I … Continue reading

Leave the nonsense behind

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo … Continue reading

When outrage isn’t enough

Incomprehensible tragedy…it happens every so often and when it does happen we find ourselves huddled in front of our televisions absorbing every detail…Every beaming face that flashes across the screen to remind us just how fragile and fleeting life is.  Every emotion pouring out of those left behind: every bit of anger, confusion, and bewilderment. … Continue reading

Struggle ends when gratitude begins

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” ~Epictetus ** It’s a lifelong struggle, isn’t it? Looking back at an imperfect past, stuck on “if only.” Looking forward towards an uncertain future, with a wish upon a star. Shunning the … Continue reading

Work for progress, not perfection

Written by Scott Uecker (Edited by NHU Editor) When Hollywood decides to make a biopic of your life, you have definitely made it! After all, only the interesting and provocative are made into a Hollywood movie. The movie I am talking about is Lincoln, which provides an in-depth peek into President Abraham Lincoln’s life. No, … Continue reading