WAGS of SCI: The Podcast
WAGS of SCI: The Podcast - Ep. 43 - What Happens When You Don't Invest In Your Own Self Care?
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Stress. It’s well known that it is the number one thing at the root of most illnesses, yet, we ALL are so used to living in stress mode for most of our days. Especially in our community of caregivers and partners to someone with a Spinal Cord Injury, life can seem chaotic a lot of the time. What does that mean for your own health and emotional wellbeing?

With the WAGS of SCI Self Care Walk/Run coming up in TWO days, Elena and Brooke discuss stress and the process it can take to wreak havoc on your body and mind if you do not invest time in your OWN self care. Making time for yourself when you dont have the time can be challenging, but it is absolutely necessary.

Hear some stories from the women about their own journeys with self care post -covid, and how something so simple as just walking every day can change the course of your journey for the better.

This episode is sponsored by Wishart Brain and Spine Law https://brainandspinelaw.com. Robyn Wishart and her team of SCI Lawyers specialize in helping those who are injured live a life and NOT a claim and serve clients all over North America as advocates. To learn more about what Robyn is doing to help the WAGS of SCI community, visit our website or contact Wishart Law directly to discuss your claim for FREE.

This episode is sponsored by Camp PossAbility, a camp for people with Spinal Cord Injuries aged 18-40. This years Camp PossAbility is in Martinsville Indiana, and will be attended by people from all over the United States. This week long camp hosts many adapted activities, and provides all its attendees with trained SCI assistants for BP, transfers, Skin checks and more (they even include medical supplies and equipment!). This years Camp PossAbility runs from August 1st – 6th 2021, and registration is open as of February 1st. Limited spots available with financial aid and payment plans available for those who need it. The best part? Most of the Camp fee is taken care of by Camp PossAbility staff through grants and donations. For more information visit http://www.camppossability.org or email lauren@camppossability.org. You can also contact them via their Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Shout Out to Rebecca Minna of For The Love Of Parking https://www.fortheloveofparking.com, an advocacy platform dedicated to creating awareness and education around access for all. Rebecca is dedicated to changing ADA laws, but needs YOUR help! She also sells medical grade Percussor massage devices on her “shop” page (use code WAGSOFSCI for a discount!)  For more information visit https://www.fortheloveofparking.com and use the hashtag #DontParkLikeAPunk