The Ski Boot

Skiing has turned out to be one of the best activities for cerebral palsy improvement. The reason stems from the required movement patterns involved. In order to arrive safely at the bottom of a ski slope, many different muscles become involved. We are using all of our limbs. They are all required to move independently … More The Ski Boot

Waikoloa Beach Course

We had just finished the seventh hole of the Beach Course at Waikoloa. The only hole on the course running along the ocean. Just the final hundred yards of the par-5, with the green perched above the Pacific. A whale had surfaced for air during the preparation of my approach into the seventh green. After … More Waikoloa Beach Course

Lacrosse Ball Progress

It seems with most forms of exercise we experience steps of progression. For a runner, it might mean gaining the ability to run for longer distance. When weight training, progress might come in the form of adding heavier weight. With other forms of movement our improvement may result from making the movement more complex. Making … More Lacrosse Ball Progress

Incentive

Working on the challenges cerebral palsy presents can seem tricky. We think about where the incentive to get better comes from. It seems like it would be easy to let cerebral palsy win, especially at a young age. Having parents around to help with things feels common for children. When a disability becomes involved the … More Incentive

Any Shoe

For many people the idea of choosing a pair of shoes might not be exciting. We could have different criteria for choosing them. Some are designed to keep us warm, or to be used during athletic endeavors. Shoes are purchased for formal occasions, or because we like the way a pair appears. Growing up with … More Any Shoe

Processing Failure

Even when we desire success without hesitation, it doesn’t always go our way. There can be a let down from giving our best effort and coming up short. Failure can be defined as the lack of success and success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. When we don’t succeed at something, … More Processing Failure

Air to Speak

Conversations can take us in many directions. Sometimes talking with friends can be casual, without a distinct point of discussion. Still, there are other interactions that bring to light productive information. These informational talks could begin explaining something we didn’t have the words to express. Speaking has sometimes been a task of challenge during my … More Air to Speak

Gotta Want It: 2

It seems positive to want the ball in your hands when the games result is in question. We don’t all play sports, so maybe it’s the desire to lead. Whether leading as a manger, coach, or through friendship. The desire to be the person who becomes relied upon. Still, it could also be the faith … More Gotta Want It: 2