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Why Climbing is the New Grounded – Life after Amputation

Anna described the year that followed her accident as feeling “like five years”. In this slow-motion time warp, as the emotional turmoil settled within her, Anna discovered unexpected strength, deep gratitude and also an amazing clarity about the really important things in her life. Anna is a scientist, a climber and now an amputee. She […]

Posted On: 2018-05-15

Antibiotics Stole Her Mobility – Why She’s Lucky in Life

I took to them like ducks to water. “I’m so lucky” wouldn’t be the first thing I expected to hear from Mirjana, now living with pain and mobility challenges secondary to an adverse reaction to her antibiotics. I interviewed Mirjana as she sat with serene beauty, in front of one of her numerous large paintings of […]

Posted On: 2018-04-23

How One Woman is Braving the Wilderness – Susannah’s Story

Navigating this wilderness. I believe one of the hardest challenges an athlete can face is recovering from a serious sports injury. Susannah Lawson, an outdoor enthusiast and athlete, was forced to do just that; she needed to face the challenge of returning to the mountains for solace, by thinking outside the box. Susannah’s unconventional solution […]

Posted On: 2018-03-28

From the Netherlands to Canada – His ‘Secret Sauce’ of Life

The end of a cross-country tour of Canada I stopped in my tracks when I saw Peter leaping out of his RV with his SideStix. He and his wife were visiting us at the end of a cross- country tour of Canada and he bounded forward with enthusiastic, almost palpable energy. Peter’s ability to maneuver […]

Posted On: 2018-02-21

Why We Confuse Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – Its more than Chronic Fatigue

Sometimes life is really about getting knocked down and having to start over, one step at a time. Anyone who has had to visit a physiotherapist on a daily basis can attest to this. CJ has one of these stories. She went from having a dream life, living abroad, partying, and scuba diving daily, to […]

Posted On: 2018-01-04

Just Pause – Soak up the whole experience

Take your time. Pause. Six weeks was all John Manning was given. Life was going to change drastically for him. John was facing a life threatening diagnosis. The cancer would spread. A forthcoming radical amputation of the entire leg was the only option on the table, if he was to extend his life. Very few […]

Posted On: 2017-12-20