Category: Make Things Happen

Blogger-in-chief, award-winning public speaker, and disability awareness advocate Shari Cooper provides insight, humor, and reflection on a range of issues.

What’s Holding You Back

I was once told by numerous health care professionals, that the more I stand and take a few steps on my walker the better I’ll get at doing it. Yet, I know in my heart that they are telling me the truth, I just couldn’t seem to get motivated back then. Could it have been... Read more »
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What Super Power Do You Want

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero and have super natural powers? Think about it; if you could be like Spiderman and have power to shoot webs out of your wrist in order to swing to the rooftop of buildings would you? Or perhaps Storm on the X Men movie is your superhero choice.... Read more »
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16 Steps and Counting (Update)

Today is Women’s Health Fitness Day. To commemorate the day, I thought I’d give you an update on my progress on learning how to walk again. Since last reported, I’ve surpassed my 16 steps! I’m doing so well I’ve started doing laps around the dining room. My stamina is much better. It used to be... Read more »
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Football With My Bros

I was a girly-girl growing up. I liked my Barbie dolls, Easy Bake Oven, I played kitchen with mini appliances and dishes. I didn’t think I was going to be the girl who grew up to actually like the game of football, until I was drafted by my brothers. I am the baby girl of... Read more »
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What Recovery Means To Me

Hello All, In honor of National Recovery Month, here’s a story from today’s guest-blogger and Miracle Clubhouse Member, Reginald. Enjoy! Shari In my experience so far, I have encountered various bumps in the road or what some people call potential “blockers” or walls on the road of life.  Although I still have many potential “blockers”... Read more »
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Food For Thought

When younger, I was on the pizza, chicken nuggets, cheeseburger, root bear and gummy bear diet. Although these items were probably not good for me, they sure did taste good. As we grow older our mind starts to mature and so does our stomach. I remember I used to absolutely hate broccoli. For one –... Read more »
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Celebrate Life

Hello, It’s my pleasure to introduce today’s guest-blogger Cheryl Wood. Cheryl is Miami Valley Works Administrative Assistant and great author. Please give her your attention as she shares her gracious journey through the grief process with you. Shari Celebrate the Life of the One You Love!  One of the best ways of honoring my loved... Read more »
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In The Name of Love

What would you do for love? Would you move to another state in order to be closer to the one that has your heart? Perhaps, you would close down your steadily growing business just because you could not bear the fact of being without the one you love. Is this you? Well, maybe not, but... Read more »
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Splish Splash Accessible Fun

The thought of going skating, hiking in the mountains or actually being able to join in on the fun at a waterpark has always been a far-off dream of mine. When a person has a disability, activities such as these often take a back seat, unless they’re made adaptive in a unique way. Unless a... Read more »
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