Covet of the Week: Colin Stuart Heels

The Shoe Goddess may have good taste, but little does she know that these Colin Stuart Mary Jane Platform Heels (available at Victoria’s Secret), which she recently recommended on her blog, are also a well-heeled fashion tip for women who use wheelchairs.

The double straps, the stacked heel (great for balancing on foot plates), and the subtle color choices (making them a greart, core shoe closet item), are a simply fantastic buy for women like us.

I too want these in rose satin. Talk about the most perfect shade of pink! Gorg.

You can buy your pair here for $78.

– Tiff

Some People Just Can’t Handle It

And you know what? That’s ok. I’m not here to judge.

Living with paralysis is probably one of the hardest things any human being can endure. So if Daniel James, a British rugby player, wanted to commit suicide because he couldn’t deal with it, it’s totally his perogitive.

Last week this entire story came to light. It made (and still makes) my heart break. I’m not sad because he commited suicide. I’m not even sad because he felt hopeless. I’m sad because he was in this situation in the first place. Why hasn’t a cure for paralysis been found yet?? If we can put rovers on Mars, put men on the Moon, and clone sheep, why in the FUCK can’t we heal tiny areas of spinal cords that have been torn, nicked, or bruised?

I honor the memory of Daniel James. I know his pain all too well. This life never gets easier. It all boils down to how much you want to live, and what makes life for YOU worth living.

Question of the day: How much do you love life?

For me, family, friends, love, good food, music, movies, traveling and seeing the world (even from a wheelchair) make my life worthwhile. I’m not ready to call it quits, but then again I wasn’t a hugely talented rugby player on the brink of hitting the big time before my injury. That’s a lot to lose.

RIP Daniel James. I honestly don’t blame you.

– Tiff