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The Delusion of Lack

The Delusion of Lack

“IF ONLY I HAD A, I COULD BE B.” “I CAN’T DO X, BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE Y.” Exchange the variables for whatever nouns are apropos, but the result is the same—not living your best life because you believe you ...
From Buzzword to Bond: The Trend Toward Inclusivity

From Buzzword to Bond: The Trend Toward Inclusivity

Terms like inclusivity and diversity are often bandied about in today’s media and marketplace, bringing what used to be a fringe focus into the mainstream. Although this may show a heightened awareness of people living with disabilities, the commitment behind such ...
Just Like Me: People and Products Pave the Way Toward Representation

Just Like Me: People and Products Pave the Way Toward Representation

“When toy brands are including us, it helps with the whole attitude that there is nothing wrong with being different or having a disability. Without yelling it, it shows that we are here, we are okay, and we are amazing ...
Motorin'

Motorin’

Amputation surgery is life-altering. Regardless of how quickly you navigate the emotional roller coaster to acceptance, for some, the effects may be more profound. For motorcyclists, losing a limb presents unique challenges. If you wish to continue motorin’, read on.   ...

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Life can be challenging for amputees, especially soon after surgery. Recovery, pain management, and adaptation—physical and emotional—are all part and parcel of your new life. As an amputee, transportation is a vital component to returning to a normal life. Having ...
Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community

Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community

When Cosi Belloso talks about her profession as a physical therapist (PT) who serves the amputee community, her buoyant passion and commitment bubble up. This, despite that she has had to go against the grain in the healthcare profession to ...
Sex and Intimacy After Amputation

Sex and Intimacy After Amputation

Sex. Three little letters arranged in such a way to make most humans blush. Why is something so human so awkward to discuss? As amputees, we have additional challenges and fears involved with this topic that others don’t need to worry ...
Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It?

Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It?

As amputees, we may sometimes feel that when we lost our limb(s), so went our zing for life. We may appear to have lost hope, direction, and any interest in exploring anything new. When I went through such feelings as ...
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