quadriplegic Archives - Page 3 of 7 - Chad Hymas

Creating A Visual

Before my accident I never really noticed the handicap spaces in parking lots. I didn’t pay much attention to the handicap stall in restrooms. The white-on-blue image of a stick-figure in a chair didn’t mean a thing to me. I didn’t identify with it. Now, however, I scan my world for that symbol because it

Sep 18, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Personal Resposibility

The night my two boys were able to join me at the hospital after my accident, we all slept in the same room. Three year-old Christian laid next to me in my hospital bed, and Kyler slept beside his mom on a cot next to us. As Christian slipped in beside me he asked, “Daddy,

Sep 05, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Can Do Attitude

People with a “can do” attitude almost always get the job done – regardless of the obstacles. Unfortunately, many with that same “can do” attitude sometimes consider safety one of those obstacles. This brings out the tragic, and actual, case of John, who no doubt “attacked” his work with a “can do” attitude. Most of

Aug 29, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

All You Have Is Integrity

Everyone knows right from wrong. Right? Wrong. Integrity shouldn’t be an option. Unfortunately, it appears to be that way. Integrity means wholeness. In morality/ethics, it means having a point of view about what is right, doing what is right, and — at the highest level — taking a stand to correct what is not right.

Aug 28, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

SAFETY APPEAL

We all have a natural tendency to want to be safe. Put another way, psychologists say that normal individuals possess certain desires through which safety becomes appealing. These desires include: • Avoiding personal injury • Avoiding personal loss • Reward seeking • Striving for leadership • Excelling • Preventing injuries to others • Avoiding making

Aug 22, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Find Your Center

When we get off course in our lives, and we lean too far to one side, we lose our center. We lose our ability to be solid in our decision-making. It’s a tricky predicament in which to find ourselves; once leaning slightly, now falling, fast and hard. I found it is more difficult to get

Aug 16, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

To Trust or Not to Trust

The world lost a great man this morning. A man that leaves behind a legacy unlike any other. Stephen Covey was, in my book, among the greatest of all time. The life lessons I learned not only from his many books he wrote, but by watching the life he led were life changing. The following

Jul 16, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / 1 Comment

FIRE PREVENTION

Fire prevention is something which should concern everyone. Not only are fires dangerous , they are costly, because they can destroy valuable property. Fires in the workplace can lead to injuries, loss of lives and the loss of jobs. Employees can help prevent fires in the workplace by being alert and practicing some safety precautions.

Jun 27, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

3 “Magical” Methods to Eliminate Stress At Work… even if Your Wand is Broken

Selma is whining that Frank isn’t pulling his weight; Bob is barking at James for not coming in on time and you’re about to burst if one more person yells, fusses, or utters another negative word that interrupts your work. Stress at the office is rampant and it seems to be spreading in your office

May 16, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Let’s hear it for our Youth of Today

Today, I had the opportunity to speak at a local school right here in my own back yard!  I was invited to Copper Hills High School, to address some of the challenges that our young people are facing; in particular, the current and deadly trend of texting while driving. The number of accidents and deaths

Apr 28, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments
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