Until 2004, I was an independent and active woman -- a former airline sales exec and then a high school educator. Then my body kept betraying me. I was finally diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease -- confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak. With life at a slower pace, I learned to live a more conscious and mindful life -- buying, eating and other choices. I listen instead of talking, and I observe instead of running and rushing.
Read my latest guest-blogger post on the ALS Association of Greater NY Blog, about my experience at Yankee Stadium on July 4, which was the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech. ferncohen.com