Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Truckin' along

Posted by julia olson on Sunday, September 29, 2013, In : videos 


Today I got to take a look at some old videos of when I first started training at SCI-FIT.  I could barely hold myself in a sitting position and it was a struggle to just hold my head up; when being lifted up I needed someone to hold my head up for me. 

This week my walking was not as good as the week before.  It was a little disappointing, but you have off days with an injury like this.  However, my walking today picked up back where I left it last week.  They key is to keep ...


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I KNOW

Posted by julia olson on Saturday, September 28, 2013,
Hope… this word has become a pretty frequent one since my accident. “There’s no hope of walking”, “there is hope of walking”, “we hope you’ll walk” and so on. As encouraging as it might be to be told you have hope of accomplishing the seemingly impossible, how long is it before we need to transition from hoping to knowing?
 

Hope begins as such an optimistic word but eventually, with time, it becomes one of doubt and question. Like, you can only hope because you believe there ...

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That'll do

Posted by julia olson on Saturday, September 28, 2013,
Actual date: 09/24/23


In a society overrun by capitalism, we have been conditioned to want more and more…and more.  We lack focus of the beauty of the present and turn our energy toward all that is lacking.  We are made to think that now is not enough and that happiness will be attained with the purchase of a new pair of shoes or a fancy car.  But what’s wrong with wanting more, wanting to be wealthier, smarter, stronger?  Nothing.  The harm is in failing to recognize the gifts right in fr...


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Sky

Posted by julia olson on Saturday, September 28, 2013,



This is Sky, my craigslist mutt turned service dog, my love and my confidence.  Four years ago my life was flipped around.  A car accident left me paralyzed from the neck down making me dependent on someone for even the most menial task.  I had lost the very little confidence that I had and I felt I had lost my dignity.  Two years went by with little to no socialization and an obsession with rehabilitation.  Then, I was blessed with this crazy brat of a dog.  Boy, she was trouble, but never f...


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