Tag Archive: empowerment

Doctors and Pills

The Critical Thing Your Doctor Probably Doesn’t Know – But Needs To

From time to time, pain grips Anna’s belly so severely that she has to excuse herself, hide in the bathroom, double over on the toilet, and dab herself with lavender oil to try to keep from puking. The first time it happened, she called her best friend, who took her to the emergency room, where they poked, prodded, scanned, and examined Anna, only to dose her up with morphine, shrug their shoulders, and send her home with Vicodin and a referral to a gastroenterologist.

The Sole to Persevere:
Lessons from the World’s First Armless Pilot

Jessica Cox was born without arms and shares about her experience of overcoming obstacles in this incredible video. She says that having a positive attitude and being creative is crucial -- there's always a solution if you're creative. Instead of seeing herself as a victim, she sees herself as empowered. Jessica is the world's first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association. So inspiring!

Be Kind to Yourself

Empowered Health:
How to Deal With a Health Crisis

There’s something so annoying about getting sick. Whether it’s the common cold, flu-like symptoms or being hit with the cancer stick – it really is most inconvenient! And let’s be honest, it’s never a good time to get cancer. “I have things to do thank you very much – you are mucking up my life plan god damn you!” was my response to my “incurable” disease.

Aimee Mullins Redefines the Word “Disabled”

The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity -- in her case, being born without shinbones -- actually opens the door for human potential.