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A Day In The Life Of Molly Spence- How She Works With Her Disability To Spread Her Message Of Independence

First, please introduce yourself, what you do and what your disability is?
Answer: Hey, my name is Molly Spence. I am a blogger, published writer, and disability advocate. I’ve written for and managed my personal blog, Molly’s Zone fornearly three years and I’ve been involved with the independent living movement for two. My work has been featured on sites such as The Mighty, Project Wednesday, Telecom Toolbox, and Unwritten. My disabilities are: mild cerebral palsy (spastic diplegia), generalized anxiety disorder, & clinical depression.
2) Can you tell The Abler readers what 24 hours in the life of Molly Spence looks like?
Answer: Each twenty-four hour day is never the same for me; honestly, I struggle horribly with my moods and level of motivation and I’m really awful about not having a set routine in place; most of myafternoons and evenings are spent writing drafts or drumming up ideas all hours of the night. I get floods of inspiration at any given moment in time. Those hours are …

Degenerative Disc Disease What it is and what you should know

Degenerative Disc Disease. Resources for the topic are as follows: Spine And author's note I am in no way a professional of any kind. I do not believe in self-diagnosing. if you or someone you know believes that he/ she may have this condition please consult with a trusted medical professional in this area.

What is degenerative disc disease?  It is a condition that can cause pain in the spine or neck. The spine consists of 26 bones (vertebrae.)Spinal discs which act as shock absorbers between the bones in the back can wear down over time. Which can result in significant pain for someone. These spinal discs help a person in the area of flexibility. In other words, these discs help in the areas of bending And twisting. As a person gets older, they can break down.

The following is a diagram of the different types of disc problems. (Photo found on Google.) Spinal discs can wear down and tare as we age. While not everyone who experiences a breakdown of their discs…

Evolve21: A new platform for various disability communities to get and stay proactive in their health and wellness is finally here.

What prompted the idea to start a program that involves both the abled and differently to start taking serious action in their health and well-being. How did this idea come about?
We were all well aware of all the fitness apps out there and thought it was unacceptable that one didn't exist for people with physical disabilities. Everyone should have access to a wellness routine that works for their body. End of story.
We are also always trying to think of new ways to build community at the Cerebral Palsy Foundation so we can create a collective voice that cannot be silenced. It's really not enough just to include people with disabilities, they must be integrated into every fabric of our society. So we designed the app with adaptive exercises for people with disabilities and non-disabled participants alike.
For someone who has never heard of this program or The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation would you mind giving us a brief overview of what they both are?
As a note - we are not th…

Live Twitter Q&A With WEGO HELATH

On August 14th at 1 pm Eastern time, I will be co-hosting a live Q&A with WEGOHEALTH on The Topic: Navigating Your Health Online. The twitter handle for the abler is J4theablerblog1. Hope to see you all there! Founder, Jessica
Ps. Check out  the latest episode of The Many Faces Of The Abled podcast for more info

My Guest Spot on Terry Smith Show: Bridging the Gap on Surviving Head Trauma with Terry Smith 07/26 by Brain Injury Radio | Health Podcasts

Bridging the Gap on Surviving Head Trauma with Terry Smith 07/26 by Brain Injury Radio | Health Podcasts: Bridging the Gap on Surviving Head Trauma with Terry Smith As survivors of a near death experience, Brain Injury is something we learn to live with on a lifelong basis. We come to terms with reality and the illusion of what people do not see. Tonight we talk about bearing the truth about ourselves and the focus of why we remain alive. Celeste Palmer, Founder of Bridging the Gap, validating resources and providing communication forum for traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Life coaching - helping survivors, family, caregivers among others reach meaningful and timely outcomes. Facilitating support groups for survivors, caregivers and family members. Motivational speaker. as well as speaking on topics related to brain injury and finding productive lifestyles after significant life changes. Jessica Niziolek, has also completed 12 interviews covering various topics s…

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