Overcoming challenges

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Word as a weapon of mass production

There’s this word I use which helps get me out of bed in the morning. It gets me out of my office at the end of the (traditional) workday and helps me face the work that awaits me at home. […]

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We are alive

We are alive! We are so alive it hurts. It feels amazing. It sucks. It’s up and down and super down and super up. It’s good. It’s bad. It’s crap. It is absolutely terrifying. It’s decisions that are so uncomfortable […]

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I’ve learned to embrace the heavy lifting that comes with life

My whole life growing up I was taught to “pull my own weight.” Whether I was part of a team or facing an individual goal, it was instilled in me early on by my parents, teachers, coaches and even friends […]


‘Push Girl’ Mia Schaikewitz: Mission accomplishing!

My life ended and began again when I was 15-years-old. When a blood vessel (AVM) unexpectedly ruptured in my spinal cord leaving me a paraplegic, I thought my life was over. I felt lost, alone and hopeless. How could I […]


Find somebody bigger

The entertainment industry is tough on everyone. People often ask me where I find the courage to keep walking through those doors. In order to understand how I keep going, you’d have to look at my childhood adventures, and the […]