Encompass

It was one of our sun-drenched days in the Puget Sound area. This meeting would take me away from Seattle about thirty miles. Up into the foothills of the Cascade Mountains to the town of North Bend. Not far from the town of Duvall, where my home has been for the previous few years. Encompass … More Encompass

Outdoors for All

The drive to Outdoors for All was drenched in sunshine last week. Temperatures still on the chilly side, but spring felt around the corner. The bridge took me over the lake and past the University of Washington. Tucked in the Sand Point neighborhood were the temporary offices. A typically looking office building with three stories. … More Outdoors for All

Hapuna

We traveled over to the Big Island of Hawaii this year. In the midst of relaxing, we had the opportunity to golf some. While planning our trip the decision was made to play some new courses. A couple we had missed during our previous trip to the island. The ideas of where to play and … More Hapuna

Rehab Without Walls

It was a few weeks ago on another rainy afternoon in Seattle. The drive up to Lynnwood took about half an hour. We were on our way to meet with an organization working with special needs children. Continuing to become familiar with people who help with cerebral palsy improvement. Rehab Without Wall has their main … More Rehab Without Walls

The Moving Plank

A challenging movement in our work out sessions has been the pushup. Which have involved their own progression with many steps. The first interaction of mine with the purple block was through the pushup. The purple block having become part of different exercises during the work with Bernard. However, the main movements this block has … More The Moving Plank

Hip Abduction

Working on the strength and flexibility of the hips has been important. The strength in the hips and glutes helps many activities become more productive. One of the weakest muscles in me has been the glutes. The weakness in them seems to make walking more challenging. That lack of strength could be a major reason … More Hip Abduction

Hitting the Slopes

For the second week in a row we left just as the sun was rising. Heading up the mountain for a day in the snow. Skiing has become more important as the years have progressed. Learning about the positive impact of the activity on CP. The hobby has always been fun to be involved with. … More Hitting the Slopes

Turns, Snow, & Loki

It was cold this week while traveling to ride. The snow was showering gently with temperatures hovering around freezing. This week would mark the fourth-time riding on horseback. We missed our second week of riding as snow blanketed the area. But, we have gotten back on track with cooperation from Mother Nature. The lightly falling … More Turns, Snow, & Loki

Stairs

Cerebral palsy can cause the navigation of steps to be challenging. For me, not all steps are created equal. There are flights of stairs creating little challenge. The stair case in my home doesn’t cause anxiety to walk. It could be due to the familiarity of walking up and down them. The same can be … More Stairs

Boyer

We traveled to Seattle for our first visit of the new year. Boyer had been on our list of interests for some time. Receiving knowledge of the organization in the fall. The day wasn’t ideal for our journey. As the Seattle rain, soaked the roads we traversed along our way. While researching Boyer leading into … More Boyer