There’s Something Different about Me

There’s Something Different about Me Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I turned forty-eight years old this year.  To many people that might not be a big deal.  However, in the weeks leading up to my birthday I began to think about what I wanted my next...

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Sometimes I Just Have to Laugh

Moving Forward Series By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It’s Monday morning, the kids are at school, and I just finished my chores.  I have a Mom’s brunch tomorrow at a neighbor’s house, and I am determined to make my own portable wooden ramp that I can easily lay before any...

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I’m Really No Different

Moving Forward Series By Meena Dhanjal It’s 6:00 a.m. and I am waking up my five-year-old son so that I can get him ready for school.  Today is a little different.  Today he takes the school bus!  He is my youngest child, the last of my babies.  As I get him ready, I...

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When should we speak up for ourselves?

Moving Forward Series By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I was speaking to a fellow peer the other day that had told me of a time she had been in a hospital for six days.  During this time, due to the lack of knowledge from medical staff that was caring for her, she was not even...

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Acceptance

Moving Forward Series By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I looked up the definition of acceptance today.  The dictionary says it is the action or process of being received as adequate or suitable, typically to be admitted into a group. This word can also be applied to many...

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Dealing with the Unexpected

Enabling Series. Part VI By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw One of the reasons I have emphasized the importance of being self-sufficient and free of any enabling is because in my experience of living with a spinal cord injury I have realized there are always going to be these...

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Communicating with Children

Enabling Series. Part III By Meena Dhanjal outlaw I am at Walgreens. I am looking at a product in an aisle when I hear a commotion. I wheel out of the aisle to the noise. There's an older woman that appears to be in her late sixties to early seventies holding her...

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Steps to Becoming Independent

Enabling Series. Part IV By: Meena Dhanjal outlaw There is nothing more devastating to a fully able individual than to lose their independence. Having a spinal cord injury is a disability where paralysis can occur in some parts if not all parts of the body. The higher...

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Caregiver Not So Caring

Enabling Series. Part II By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I’m sure at some point you have hired a service to your home.  It could be to mow your lawn or clean your house. If it’s a maid they perform a deep cleaning or a regular cleaning.  You pay them and then they leave....

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ETIQUETTE 101

Manners are Universal By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw We cannot control how others act but there are times when I venture out to run my errands or drop my kids to school when I just wish people would remember that manners are universal.   I confess that sometimes I daydream...

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Helping Your Child Cope With a Crisis

Coping Skills for Children By  Meena Dhanjal Outlaw Fifteen years ago, after my spinal cord injury, I changed my type of parenting for my then three-week-old son, and my three-year-old daughter. My daughter, who witnessed my fall from the balcony, also felt a further...

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Loving Hovering Caregivers

Enabling Series. Part I By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw One Sunday morning during service at the church I watched as my five-year-old son walks down the aisle along with other children to place his dollar bill in the offering basket, hug the priest, and walk back to daddy who...

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The Best You Possible! My Spouse Wants to Leave

Where Do I Go From Here? By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It is a fact that most marriages do not survive after a spouse becomes disabled, whether from injury or illness. As someone who had experienced this reality first hand, I can tell you that there are several emotions one...

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Super Foods for a Super Me

The Natural Healer By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw In addition to sustaining a spinal cord injury fifteen years ago, late 2015 I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular autoimmune disease. It is treatable but the only cure is remission.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans...

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The Best You Possible – Faith and Illness

Exercising Your Faith During Illness By Meena Dhanjal Outlaw              “Faith is confidence or trust in a person or thing; or the observance of an obligation from loyalty; or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement; or a belief not based on proof; or it may refer...

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