Lights On

A challenge of having cerebral palsy seems to be physical multi-tasking. We have found this to be a challenge through our workout sessions. When Bernard provides one movement, I have the ability to pick it up with little trouble. If he adds in another movement, causing me to coordinate two movements at one time, things … More Lights On

Twister Progress

We brought the game of Twister into our workout. The game was introduced by Bernard to work on balance. Like the Twister game of my youth, it asks for a person to move their limbs to different locations on a mat. The players might be asked to place their left hand at in one position, … More Twister Progress

Dragon 7

The following week crawled by for Todd. Lindsey was away on vacation and he was having a difficult time sleeping. Waking in the darkness of almost each night. Stumbling around in an anxious fog with little knowledge of what to do with himself. In those moments, he would venture onto social media. Looking for anyway … More Dragon 7

Rope Rider

The last day of July was upon us with warmth. It wasn’t hot in the Puget Sound Area, maybe ticking up to eighty or so. We decided to venture up into the Cascade Mountains for the afternoon. One of my favorite spots on earth sits about 90 miles from my front door. Of course, with … More Rope Rider

The Bird-Dog

The bird-dog was one of the first exercises Bernard challenged me with. It was where our journey toward better balance began. The exercise has us begin with four balance points in a dog like position. Resting our balance on both hands and both knees. Then, the objective becomes raising and straightening one hand, along with … More The Bird-Dog

Dragon 6

Todd left his beer on the kitchen counter. Walking into the family room, his eyes remained concentrated on the plate. Just beyond the plate he could watch the floor. His sightline looking for anything that could cause a stumble. He held the plate with both hands, hoping to keep the slices of pizza in place. … More Dragon 6

Lava Monster

Lava Monster is a game from my youth. Unlike Twister or Hopscotch, Lava Monster isn’t one of the games in my memory. It might be due to the game being more challenging. Lava Monster calls for a person to remained balanced on objects set on the floor. If your feet where to touch the floor … More Lava Monster

Another Half Second

Cerebral palsy has made balance more challenging. It seems positive to always look for ways to take on life’s challenges. Sometimes working on my disability can be done by working on thought process. Often one of the main components of exercise becomes the way we think about working on our bodies. It has taken time … More Another Half Second

Twister

Twister was another popular game during my youth. It asked for a person to place their hands and feet in different places on a mat. Each mat or twister board had colored circles in different positions. The game had a small board in which to spin an arrow, when the arrow stopped it would dictate … More Twister