Archive for March 2011

Meeting Chad Hymas

I was doing a search on Twitter for people with disabilities when the name, @chadlhymas came up.  At the age of 27, Chad Hymas’ life took an unexpected path when a bale of hay fell on him and broke his neck.  A year and half later, Chad broke a world record by wheeling from Utah to Las... Read more »

Making the World a Better Place: Discovering Deaf Worlds

Imagine what life is like as a deaf person in a developing country like Nepal, India, or Tanzania. Davin Searls and David Justice of Discovering Deaf Worlds have committed their lives to finding out!  In addition, they are working to support local grassroots leaders and organizations that are making the world a better place for... Read more »

Lauren Lindeman, Show Skier and Barefoot Water Skier

Eight-year-old Lauren Lindeman barefoot water skiing   Lauren Lindeman (Willowbrook, IL/ Winter Haven, FL) started out water skiing at three-and-half years old, hanging on to the boom with her older sister skiing behind her on Lake Chetek in Wisconsin.  “I don’t remember being scared or anything,” said Lauren.  “My entire family water skied, so I learned... Read more »
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Bikram Yoga Naperville-- Yoga in a 105 Degree Room

Conrad Gacki maintains a pose during a Bikram Yoga class. My first introduction to Bikram Yoga was back in January at a studio in Orlando, Florida. The two-time World Barefoot Champion, Keith St. Onge suggested Bikram Yoga as way for me to jump start my weight loss progress after a long plateau.  Five minutes into... Read more »

You Can't Move Forward Until You Move Through Your Fear

I woke up this morning thinking about fears. A teacher came up to me yesterday at a booth that I was working at and asked me a question.  It’s a question that has popped up often in the last year:  “Aren’t you afraid you’re going to lose the little bit of hearing that you have... Read more »