Part II - Looking for Love: Tips on Finding Your Significant Other

By mobileWOMEN Team


We at mobileWOMEN.org found that this Valentine’s Day sparked it’s usual passion but also this time, it sparked a passionate conversation regarding love and relationships. It all started when one of our contributors found herself among a group of single mobileWOMEN, discussing the viability of marriage when having a disability. These women conveyed that they didn’t know any other women that were married and weren’t even sure if marriage was a possibility for them.

After a few of us discussed creating an article about marriage, we realized that there are many dimensions and aspects of love. Marriage wasn’t necessarily the only road to happiness and love comes in many shapes and forms.

Fortunately, our mobileWOMEN team members have broad range of circumstances when it comes to relationships and love, so each of us agreed to share our experiences and thoughts on the subject. We decided one article was not enough to cover this complex topic so we have created a series of three posts based on the following:

Part I - Relationship Status: Different Perspectives from our mW Team

Part II - Looking for Love: Tips on Finding Your Significant Other

Part III - Celebrating Love in All Forms

We hope that you will enjoy the series and share it with others that you feel may find it beneficial. Ultimately, our best resource is one another so please share your thoughts on our Facebook page. We are so grateful for all of you. Let’s embrace the support that we can give each other and the love felt within our community!

In this post, we are covering the second post of our "love" series:

Part II - Looking for Love: Tips on Finding Your Significant Other

We asked our members the following questions:

a) If you are in a relationship, how did you meet? OR If you are looking for love, what methods have you tried to meet someone?

b) What advice/tips would you give another mobileWOMAN looking for love?

Skiing: A Fantastic Adventure For Everyone


By Amy Saffell   

I’m always up for a new adventure, and throughout my life, I’ve tried out all kinds of sports and recreational activities. It wasn’t until six years ago that I skied for the first time, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I grew up in Atlanta and knew that Shepherd Center organized ski trips for people with disabilities. It took me a while to be settled enough in my career to take a big trip since there’s not much skiing in the southeast, but I eventually took the plunge. I recently got back from my sixth time skiing, and each time I go, I can’t wait to get back. 
   
If you don’t know much about adaptive skiing, the first thing to know is that there is a way for everyone to ski. For people who ski sitting down, there are mono-skis, which have one ski below where you’re seated and are for people with good balance, and bi-skis, with two skis below you for more stability. Most of the time, you also have outriggers, the top part like a crutch and the bottom like a ski, which help with turns and balance. You can hold outriggers in your hands or they can be fixed to your ski if you don’t have the grip strength to hold them. You can also ski with assistance without any outriggers at all. Also, when you’re first learning and for as long as you need it, you can be tethered to your instructor, which enables he or she, to help you make turns and, most importantly, control your speed. 

Part I - Relationship Status: Different Perspectives from our mW Team

By mobileWOMEN Team

We at mobileWOMEN.org found that this Valentine’s Day sparked it’s usual passion but also this time, it sparked a passionate conversation regarding love and relationships. It all started when one of our contributors found herself among a group of single mobileWOMEN, discussing the viability of marriage when having a disability. These women conveyed that they didn’t know any other women that were married and weren’t even sure if marriage was a possibility for them.

After a few of us discussed creating an article about marriage, we realized that there are many dimensions and aspects of love. Marriage wasn’t necessarily the only road to happiness and love comes in many shapes and forms.

Fortunately, our mobileWOMEN team members have broad range of circumstances when it comes to relationships and love, so each of us agreed to share our experiences and thoughts on the subject. We decided one article was not enough to cover this complex topic so we have created a series of three posts based on the following:

Part I - Relationship Status: Different Perspectives from our mW Team
Part II - Looking for Love: Tips on Finding Your Significant Other
Part III - Celebrating Love in All Forms

We hope that you will enjoy the series and share it with others that you feel may find it beneficial. Ultimately, our best resource is one another so please share your thoughts on our Facebook page. We are so grateful for all of you. Let’s embrace the support that we can give each other and the love felt within our community!

Let's dive in to Part I - Relationship Status: Different Perspectives from our mW Team