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What attitude helps people with spinal cord injuries make the best adjustments?

What attitude helps people with spinal cord injuries make the best adjustments?

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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I think any time you're faced with a, a tough, life-changing event, it's easy to wallow in your sorrow, and be depressed, and upset, and get almost paralyzed by your thoughts. So, throughout my experience, the people who have stayed positive ... Show More

I think any time you're faced with a, a tough, life-changing event, it's easy to wallow in your sorrow, and be depressed, and upset, and get almost paralyzed by your thoughts. So, throughout my experience, the people who have stayed positive and focused on what they have, versus what they've lost, are the ones who succeed. And, it's very difficult to really fully embrace that, it's sometimes you have to fake that, and until you really feel that. But, when you stay positive, you're setting the tone and example for everybody around you, and they're going to be positive. "Oh, that's no big deal."—Or, "Sure, he always does that."—Or, "He can accomplish that."

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What attitude helps people with spinal cord injuries make the best adjustments?

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

More Videos by Lisa Rosen
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I think any time you're faced with a, a tough, life-changing event, it's easy to wallow in your sorrow, and be depressed, and upset, and get almost paralyzed by your thoughts. So, throughout my experience, the people who have stayed positive and focused on what they have, versus what they've lost, are the ones who succeed. And, it's very difficult to really fully embrace that, it's sometimes you have to fake that, and until you really feel that. But, when you stay positive, you're setting the tone and example for everybody around you, and they're going to be positive. "Oh, that's no big deal."—Or, "Sure, he always does that."—Or, "He can accomplish that."

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