“Xin chào,” I greet the receptionist at Hoiana New World Hotel and Resort in Hoi An, Vietnam. “I need to check in to my room but we have a slight issue. My luggage did not make my connection from Taipei so I don’t have any of my belongings.” Yes, my worst nightmare realized. After anContinue reading “Obstacles are Opportunities if we choose to see them that way – Missing Luggage in Vietnam”
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Fast Fwd: Disability Dialogues, Interview 1: Find Your Success, Disability ≠ Failure
Name: Miqdad Location: Maysan Governorate, Iraq Governorate of Mesan “Today I am studying a BSC in Business Administration and excelling in my studies. I have many friends who love and respect me and who I also love and respect. My disability is related to movement and is concentrated in my right hand. I do mostContinue reading “Fast Fwd: Disability Dialogues, Interview 1: Find Your Success, Disability ≠ Failure”
The End of an Era // New Beginnings
I realize it’s been some time since I updated my blog. In my defense, the past few months have been CRAZY. Tomorrow I’ll be beginning a new job, and I just signed the lease for my first apartment. That’s right, I’m finally moving out! Big changes involving my career and independence are happening and IContinue reading “The End of an Era // New Beginnings”
The Long and Winding Road
There’s a first time for everything, right? Ever since my stroke, I have faced a lot of firsts: my first time standing up from a wheelchair, my first steps, my first time moving my left arm. The list goes on. A couple of months ago I found myself facing yet another first: my first forayContinue reading “The Long and Winding Road”
Oktoberfest 2020: The greatest adventure to never happen
¨Prost!¨ I exclaimed, clinking my stein of beer against those of my friends and the random German guys we had acquired as friends for the afternoon. I was in a state of absolute bliss. My trip to Munich turned out to be an unexpected collision of friends from many different walks of life, and IContinue reading “Oktoberfest 2020: The greatest adventure to never happen”
Facebook Live conversation with stroke survivor, speaker, and author Paul Cummings
On September 7, 2020 I had the honor of being a guest on the podcast of fellow stroke survivor Paul Cummings. We chatted about my new book, Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset, and the importance of a positive attitude in transforming the trajectory of your recovery. You can watch our interview here. Connect withContinue reading “Facebook Live conversation with stroke survivor, speaker, and author Paul Cummings”
Let’s Talk Stroke!
I recently had the pleasure of sharing my stroke rehabilitation journey on the show, Let’s Talk Stroke. In the interview, Jerry and I discussed all things recovery and my new book, Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset. Click the link below to watch the episode, and don’t forget to order your copy of Fast Fwd!Continue reading “Let’s Talk Stroke!”
It’s not just for wrinkles
This week I am thrilled, practically bouncing off the walls at my doctors´office. “Christmas came early this year,” I joyfully exclaim to my doctor. “I’m getting my Botox injections!” ___________________________________________________________________ For all the skeptics out there, let me explain. Every three months, I go see my doctor, a specialist in brain injury medicine, for injectionsContinue reading “It’s not just for wrinkles”
Fast Fwd publication!
And just like that, my newest book, Fast Fwd: The Fully Recovered Mindset, is published and out there in the world. April 9th was my 25th birthday, and what a way to celebrate with the publication of my latest book! I have spent the past nine months working on a book about my experience withContinue reading “Fast Fwd publication!”
Four weeks or four years?
It’s absolutely crazy to think that the last blog post I wrote was right before s$!t hit the fan in mid-March. The last time I published a post, I had gone out to a brewery in Brooklyn to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Then I went to a Celine Dion concert. So much has changed sinceContinue reading “Four weeks or four years?”