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Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. Amit Ray In the first part, A Snapshot of My Journey, I described some of the challenges I have had. But now, let’s turn the focus to positive things. I have shared articles on here in the past about our mindset, being grateful, etc.   Yeah, the past...
Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment. Deepak Chopra Life’s had some challenges for me in the past couple of months.  However, even with everything, I am more excited about the future than I have been in a while.  So, the theme...
Whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King In my world, life is a continuous journey of change.  I get it.  Change can be scary, and most folks would do just about anything to avoid it.  However, I firmly believe that real personal growth and discovering who you truly are require...
Life is a work in progress. Jeff Rich For me, Thanksgiving is not just a holiday but a cherished tradition, a time when the hustle and bustle of daily life takes a backseat to embrace the simple yet profound act of giving thanks. Everything about it, from the rich aroma of a roasting turkey and my...
One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life. John Green Does anyone else feel like this year is passing by quicker than any previous year?  I had this exact discussion with my acupuncturist...
Population Estimate:  Fewer than 1000 people in the U.S. have this disease. Imagine waking up one day and finding it increasingly difficult to control your movements. Simple tasks like walking, writing, or even eating become monumental challenges.  This is the harsh reality for those living with ataxia, a group of neurological disorders that affect coordination...
Happiness is found in reconnecting with old friends. The memories flood your soul, making it smile. Unknown Life is a dynamic journey marked by constant change. As we navigate through various phases, our priorities, circumstances, and even our very selves evolve. One remarkable aspect that stands the test of time is the beauty of lifelong friendships. These connections...
The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths Elizabeth Kübler-Ross Life with ataxia, a neurological disorder affecting coordination and balance, can pose unique challenges.  It’s crucial to keep in mind, though, that a diagnosis does not...
Life is not about how many times you fall down. It’s about how many times you get back up. Jaime Escalante Life often presents us with challenges that test our resilience, but few experiences are as disorienting and difficult as facing Ataxia.  Falling from ataxia is both a physical and emotional journey.  Let’s talk about...
The human voice is the organ of the soul. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Communication is an essential part of our human connection. It enables us to express our thoughts, emotions, and desires. However, for those of us in the Ataxia community, speaking can present a unique set of challenges. Some days, I wake up and my tongue feels 10...
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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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