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The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

EVERY MORNING, RICKY BARTLETT WAKES UP AND TURNS ON THE TELEVISION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE. BUT IT’S NOT THE FLAT-SCREEN TV ON HIS LIVING ROOM WALL THAT GETS HIS ATTENTION—IT’S THE IMAGINARY ONE BROADCASTING IN HIS MIND. “What do you ...
Breaking the Boundaries of Extreme Limb Loss

Breaking the Boundaries of Extreme Limb Loss

“…95 percent of it does suck. I’m staring at the dirt. I’m not even able to go and talk to my friends and see the beautiful views unless I stop and sit down and look; but that 5 percent that ...
Got Odor?

Got Odor?

WHETHER YOU’RE A RECENT AMPUTEE or have been one all your life, the problem of liner odor, well—it stinks. After the many adjustments and recalibrations you’ve likely endured when acclimating to a prosthetic device, the pungent odor that can accumulate ...
Picked Last in Gym Class: Podcast Helps Change People’s Perspectives About Disability

Picked Last in Gym Class: Podcast Helps Change People’s Perspectives About Disability

DISABILITY RIGHTS BLOGGER, PODCASTER, whirlwind, and social media phenom Lacey Henderson seems to be everywhere these days. At 30, she’s a motivational speaker who recently moved from Austin, Texas, to Denver, has tried stand-up comedy, posts nearly daily disability updates ...

A Man of Many Talents

A Man of Many Talents

ERIC QUANDER IS THE ULTIMATE MULTIHYPHENATE. IN FACT, THE NUMBER OF LABELS THAT COULD PRECEDE HIS NAME MAKE A VERITABLE WORD-BEAST: ACTOR-DIRECTOR-MUSICIAN-LIFE COACH-RADIO HOST-EDUCATOR-WRITER-AMPUTEE ACTIVIST BARELY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE. But for Quander, aka Q, theater has been a through line, ...
Is Online Education for You?

Is Online Education for You?

One of the many adjustments you may have to make after losing a limb is finding new employment and that may involve going back to school and learning new skills. In fact, losing a limb may be the catalyst that ...
Don't Be a Victim: Self-defense Strategies for Amputees

Don’t Be a Victim: Self-defense Strategies for Amputees

ACCORDING TO THE FBI’S most recent Crime in the United States report, a violent crime—aggravated assault, robbery, rape, murder—occurs every 24.6 seconds in the United States. Although these statistics may be disturbing, there is some good news. The good news ...
Tiny Dancer Takes Big Leaps Through Life

Tiny Dancer Takes Big Leaps Through Life

Nine-year-old Michaella Metz twirls, tumbles, runs, flips, skates, climbs, and slides her way through life. She is a softball All Star (at the time of publication, her softball team was 6-0 with four games left) and a competitive dancer. She’s ...

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