Articles by author: José Cofiño

Great Results Through Understanding

By José Cofiño on Mar 18, 2017 at 08:28 PM in Overcoming Adversity

I went to my friends seeking support last week, hopeful, but not knowing what to expect. By any measure, the financial results have been incredible.

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SB Independent - Ice Bucket Challenge: One Year Later

SB Independent - Ice Bucket Challenge: One Year Later
By José Cofiño on Aug 19, 2015 at 09:30 AM in Living With ALS

ALS Research has been helped by the money raised during the Ice Bucket Challenge, but much is left to do.

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On Being a Patient Patient with Impatience

On Being a Patient Patient with Impatience
By José Cofiño on Aug 03, 2015 at 10:50 AM in Overcoming Adversity

How can you be "a patient", "patient" and "impatient" simultaneously? As it turns out, it is very achievable for all of us.

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ALS & The Subconscious Mind - Dreaming of a Healthy Body

ALS & The Subconscious Mind - Dreaming of a Healthy Body
By José Cofiño on Jul 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM in Living With ALS

My subconscious mind is sending a message: All will be well as my mind helps my body and spirit move forward.

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NYT: "Two Ways to be Happy" - JC: Opportunity out of Adversity

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By José Cofiño on Jun 03, 2015 at 10:20 AM in Overcoming Adversity

Opportunity may seem to be a sudden manifestation, as though by divine intervention, but it is really a result of our own life experience and made obvious only if we are open to its existence. The opportunity is there… it is our awareness of it that is lacking.

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YPO/WPO Dinner - Overcoming Mental Obstacles & Finding Energy

YPO/WPO Dinner - Overcoming Mental Obstacles & Finding Energy
By José Cofiño on May 14, 2015 at 10:27 AM in Living With ALS

An event I was enthusiastically anticipating quickly became tainted by doubt and worry. I considered cancelling at the last moment, searching my brain for a plausible excuse for bowing out. I am so glad I went through with it.

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ALS: Mind-Body Connection & The Impact of Anger

ALS: Mind-Body Connection & The Impact of Anger
By José Cofiño on May 06, 2015 at 07:19 PM in Living With ALS

There is plenty to be angry about and some people take the opportunity to do so at every turn. One need only watch the evening news to know this is the case. Perhaps none have a greater right to this emotion, or even rage, than those living with, or around, ALS. However, I have a different thought.

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ALS Awareness Month - EVERY Day

ALS Awareness Month - EVERY Day
By José Cofiño on May 04, 2015 at 11:14 AM in Living With ALS

May is ALS Awareness month. Those of us with a front row seat to the disease are well aware of this fact, and many are doing their part to spread the word. By living our lives honestly, we make people aware of ALS - not just this month, but every day.

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On Living Life Honestly

On Living Life Honestly
By José Cofiño on Apr 17, 2015 at 10:21 AM in Living With ALS

Living honestly is liberating and yields many unforeseen benefits. It is not just about being truthful with others, but being transparent with ourselves so that real solutions may be found.

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The Love of a Mother; The Love of Friends

The Love of a Mother; The Love of Friends
By José Cofiño on Apr 14, 2015 at 04:00 AM in Living With ALS

On the day I told mamá I had been diagnosed with ALS, her mind immediately went to what she could do to help. Prayer came to mind. Later, a friend stepped up to help her live in an assisted living community near us.

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