At least, they shouldn’t be. But here we are… Why is the use of medical devices stigmatized? I recently found out someone I know has been struggling with their mobility. Rather than sink to the level of using a walker or wheelchair*, they choose to stay home most days. It’s sad to me when people...
Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey Roy T. Bennett When we moved to our ‘forever’ home in 2013, we extended it to add a master bedroom with an ensuite wet room. We future-proofed the bedroom by including a strengthened ceiling to accommodate a...
I am nearsighted and have worn glasses since I was a child. Nowadays, I wear them pretty much 95% of the day; when I’m on the computer, watching TV, or just existing in the world. If I wear them while I’m reading, however, they tend to give me a headache, so when I take up...
Living with ataxia presents a multitude of challenges beyond the physical realm, often overshadowed by the visible symptoms. In this candid narrative, Kate shares her profound impact of ataxia on mental health, shedding light on a facet of the condition that is frequently overlooked. The journey begins with the onset of symptoms during university years,...
So, what would I say to someone newly diagnosed (with any disability, not just ataxia)? Surround yourself with other disabled people. I am speaking here as someone who got diagnosed with a degenerative physical disability in young adulthood. Who had spent her whole life up until then as an able-bodied person. Or at least thinking...
Ataxia is a rare neurological condition that affects coordination and balance, leading to difficulties in movement and posture.  While there is no cure for ataxia, research suggests that certain vitamins may play a crucial role in managing its symptoms and improving overall well-being.  Let’s explore the essential vitamins that can potentially aid individuals with ataxia...
Every year, we pay tribute to the remarkable canines known as assistance or service dogs. Who play a crucial role in helping individuals with disabilities lead independent lives. These highly trained dogs serve as invaluable companions. Along with aids to their handlers and providing essential support in various aspects of daily living. From guiding individuals...
The needs of handlers with service dogs don’t stop when they leave home. When the person travels, the service dog comes along. For any of us, journeys both long and short bring their share of logistical and other challenges. But for people with mobility dogs, those challenges can be multiplied. Here are some FAQs that...
At the end of one year and the beginning of the next, it seems like a good time to reflect on all the good service dogs do for their handlers. We all believe that the benefits of having a service animal cover a broad spectrum. But what are the specifics? What do people say when...

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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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