A Quiet Moment In Nature
[ January 30th 2016 3:07 pm ]
I've had a lot to deal with during the past week. I came to an area of nature near my home. I brought my laptop computer to make this video to share with others who need the mental break nature brings. I am sorry I wasn't talking loud at the start.
A Really Encouraging Random Act Of Kindness From A 5 Year Old Boy To Me
[ November 2nd 2017 1:41 pm ]
I've again been reminded how much it means to the children and youth when I listen and spend time with them while doing my exercises during 'family youth swim' at my local gym. This video is about one of the children giving back to me.
A Reflection On A Cancer Diagnosis
[ December 19th 2016 11:46 pm ]
After my mom dying from cancer when I was 21 and my dad presently palliative with liver cancer I've made this video to share reflections and lessons I've learned. I've made this give hope and courage in the midst of the sobering nature of cancer treatment. This is also a reminder to treat the person diagnosed with cancer as a person making the most of each day.
A Reminder To Support Youth In Your Community
[ June 28th 2016 8:21 am ]
This morning I drove myself to the local hardware store using my power wheelchair. On the way home I saw a teen walking. The school year is coming to a close. I asked him how school was and his plans for the coming fall. As our paths were travelling in the same direction I listening to him and shared some of my life to encourage him. As this young man shared some of the struggles in his day to day life I saw that he was strong and a few words of encouragement were in order. It reminded me again of how precious today's youth are. I've made this video as a reminder to support the youth in your community. I am not referring solely to tangible items. I am also referring to taking the time needed to listen and equip for their adult lives. Being a young man or a young woman growing up has it's share of challenges.
Are You Feeling Bored?
[ March 18th 2018 12:51 pm ]
This video is to help you address when you feel bored, weary and vulnerable. It is to help you stay on track in life during those moments when you are bored, unsure of what to do or tempted to experiment with life in unhealthy ways. I don't want to see you get yourself in trouble and the consequences haunt you during the next few years of life. Some of this is exercising self control. Overall this is to help you be motivated to life your life to the fullest possible and to give you meaning and purpose in life.
"Are You The Guy That Is Friends With All The Boys?"
[ January 4th 2017 11:18 pm ]
Tonight has been a night of two extremes. I had a wonderful time while in the pool. A boy using the pool asked me if I was the guy that is friends with all the boys. It returned the balls as a group of boys were using the swimming pool net. It was fun and rewarding. The other extreme is the swelling and severe sharp pain this has caused me. It has come with a personal price. It is part of the journey I am on.
A Simple Jig To Spray Paint Metal Tubing
[ May 22nd 2016 3:15 pm ]
I am working to remove rust which has developed on my power wheelchair over the past 5 years. In this video I show the simple jib I made to spray paint the arm rest.
A Simple Way To Add USB Lighting To Your Wheelchair
[ December 15th 2017 3:44 pm ]
In this video I share the idea of using USB LED lights on your wheelchair as a simple and uncomplicated method for lighting your power wheelchair.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Combing Hair
[ March 12th 2016 6:43 pm ]
In this segment I discuss combing your hair. I also address strategies to do this when chronic pain or a physical disability makes this challenging.
Assessing The Need For In Home Care And Support: Dressing
[ March 12th 2016 11:35 am ]
In this segment I address how to gain and regain your independence by learning how to dress yourself using the available tools: a reacher - grabber, a long hand sock horn and long handle shoe horn. Dressing yourself using these tools is a skill an occupational therapist may teach you. This skill is especially handy if you are planning a surgery, recently undergone surgery or have suddenly become paralyzed in part of your body. and are adjusting to a new lifestyle.