Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

The Queen of Selfcare

My friend Annie called me this last week. She was proud of me because I rented a cottage for a few days to get away and get some writing done. I also had equal time with Theo, by myself and with some friends. I had been looking forward to it for months, and it was […]

Writing Holiday

Several months ago I started to hunt for an accessible cottage. I know what you are thinking: “she just built a brand new house!” Which is true. However, I counter that with the fact that my home is also my workspace. I take people on tours of my home, I exercise in my home and […]

Minor decisions with major consequences

It’s been three years and 11 months since I sustained my SCI and I’m still learning. Unfortunately, I’m learning the hard way, but at least I’m writing it all down. It’s hard to publicly admit when you have done something stupid, but, my goal for writing this blog has always been to be honest, share […]


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Uncomfortable Conversations

I do not intend for this to be a book, but it may end up book-length. Please, do your best to stay with me, and make it to the end, and then share the shit out of it. It is also not my intention to “publicly shame” the parties involved, which is why I do […]

Good enough? Apparently not.

Does anyone else have a constant narrative of their life running through their head? All. The. Time. And not just a “list of all the things I need to do” kind of narrative, more of a “this is what I was thinking when this happened” or “this is how I think this conversation should go” […]

Feeling good

I really wish I could feel like this every day. No nerve pain, slept well, had time to exercise on my FES bike this morning, bp medications are working well and I have help coming to deal with all the crap in the old house. I’m writing. And not just a post – I’m working […]


What would happen in your life if you had to do what you do in one day SIX TIMES over?

Book #1

Today is the day of my first book launch! As a co-author for this book Shine! Inspirational stories of overcoming adversity I share my journey. Thanks for traveling along beside me! Buy it on, Kindle version is only $0.99. Click on the book cover above to go straight to the site. You’ll also see […]

A beautiful day

It’s just a coincidence, but as I start to write U2’s A Beautiful Day started to play from the speakers over my head. How true. And it’s the reason that I decided to write, even though I said I was done. I felt the need, and not just because you said “what do you mean […]