Okay, it’s time to load up my sleigh. This process alone is exhausting for somebody my age. And then to adapt my sleigh with a wheelchair ramp took extra time and expense this year. Meanwhile, just try to imagine what it takes to get a quadriplegic down chimneys. Think about all of the ropes and […]
Well here it is, December 20. 40 years ago today I walked across my frozen lawn not knowing they would be last steps I would ever take. For some reason, this anniversary feels more significant than the others. Perhaps it’s because of my age and how my body seems to be growing more weak. Last […]
I’m so excited today about surprising Sandy with a Thunderbird, our dream car. Even though we both agreed to get this car for our tenth anniversary, I’m driving to Harrisburg to pick it up a week early. Boy will she be surprised, I can’t wait to see the expression on her face. I think I’ll […]
A few months ago I wrote a commentary for the Philadelphia Inquirer in reaction to the news that some Boy Scout leaders have been abusing children. The news hit close to home, because my own scout leader and seventh grade teacher had sexually abused me all those years ago. In writing the commentary, I hoped […]
Dan appears on the May 30, 2019 episode of the United on Wheels Podcast produced by the United Spinal Association, to discuss mental health awareness. You can listen to the podcast here. [spp-player] You can hear more podcasts in the United on Wheels Podcast series here.
Every tree has scars and knots, evidence of what they have lost over their lifetime and somehow those scars are what makes them so beautiful.. And still they stand. So too with people, writes Dan in this blog post.
Starting Jan. 22, Dan Gottlieb and Lori Volpe offer a new eight-week course in mindfulness and meditation to help your self-compassion.
Dan recalls how shopping for shoes helped him learn to ask for help.
Outside of my bedroom window, I am so fortunate to get to see the beauty of raw nature every day. I feel so peaceful as I watch the trees both nearby and in the distance moving gently in the breeze and how the lower leaves might be moving while the upper wants seem still. I […]
To all my “Voices” friends and family, The following is a letter I sent to the entire staff at WHYY: I decided not to renew my contract in July. Even though I am only doing six specials a year, it’s the right time for me. After 32 years, I’d like to just say briefly how […]