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Press and News
My new memoir, Struggling with Serendipity, launches April 9, 2019 (not self-publishing)! It will be available everywhere books are sold. Check out my wonderful endorsements!
FIFTY of my articles have been published in SIXTEEN different media since March of 2016. (This does not include my weekly blog.) My best article? Breathing Lessons at Parent, now Motherly Parenting.
My work also has been featured in newsletters and social media and may be found in Power of Moms, Her View From Home, Women for One, Option B, The Mighty, Parent, Grown and Flown, Facing Disability, HelpHopeLive, Sports 'N Spokes, AbleThrive, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, MobileWOMEN, Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, Bloglovin', Scriggler, Feedspot, Attitude, Today Parenting Team, The Good News Network, The Caregiver Space, Medium, Yoo Can Do Anything, and more! Also, I have a YouTube channel, Struggling with Serendipity, with Beth's how-to videos and more. More podcasts and radio shows scheduled and coming soon!
My BOOK TOUR EVENTS will be found under "Events" above, including workshops at THREE Abilities Expos in 2019! Chicago on June 21st, Boston on September 15th, and San Mateo (CA) on October 26. Hope to see you at an event!
Radio shows scheduled April 8, 11, and 23 with more in the works. Plus a new Stigma Fighters article and many articles about the book in different media. Stay tuned!
Ask Win Podcast | January 24, 2019
25 Minute Podcast with Win Kelly Charles
This Is My Brave Live Show DC | November 8, 2018
Video of Cindy Kolbe, "If You Never Give Up, Hope Wins"
Today Parents | November 2, 2018
"A Mom's Worries About School with a Disability"
Power of Moms | October 29, 2018
"Defeating Fear After My Daughter's Injury" (includes Video)
Transverse Myelitis Foundation PODCAST | October 15, 2018
"What You Need to Know About Caregiving/Ask the Experts"
Giving Voice to Depression PODCAST | September 4, 2018
"Guilt and Depression: Cindy Kolbe" on SoundCloud.com and nonprofit's site
AbleThrive | August 27, 2018
"Anxiety and Paralysis: A Mother's Perspective"
Adversity to Advocacy Alliance (A2A) PODCAST | August 26, 2018
Cindy Kolbe, Ten Minute Podcast on Radio.com and nonprofit's site
Adversity to Advocacy Alliance (A2A) SPOTLIGHT | August 26, 2018
Cindy Kolbe Struggles with Serendipity After Tragic Accident
Under Two Minutes, Broadcast on KCBS San Francisco and affiliates
Moments of Clarity Radio Show WTAN Florida | August 2, 2018
Hour-long Interview with Cindy Kolbe (with Elizabeth Kolbe calling in!)
Simulcast on Facebook and 4 other stations in Texas and Florida
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Regional Champions Webinar | July 12, 2018
Featured Speaker About My Passion for Advocacy
Her View From Home | July 8, 2018
"A Car Accident Left My Teenager Paralyzed--and Incredibly Fierce"
The Mighty | June 19, 2018
"5 'Gifts' I've Learned as a Caregiver and a Parent"
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | June 18, 2018
"Defeating Fear After A Spinal Cord Injury"
Today Parenting Team | June 7, 2018
"Five Things I Wish I had Known After My Daughter's Injury"
The Mighty | May 14, 2018
"6 Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers"
Sports 'N Spokes | May 12, 2018
"Mother's Day Then and Now: Mother-Daughter Perspectives"
Stories of Hope by Dr. David Susman | April 19, 2018
“I Found a Way to Forgive Myself”
Women For One | April 12, 2018
"Struggling with Serendipity" (original article with video)
Option B | April 4, 2018 (Option B helps people build resilience in the face of adversity)
"Because of Beth, guilt no longer defines me. My failures hold less power."
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | March 20, 2018
Increased volunteer work for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation as Resource Mentor for the state of West Virginia, as well as Regional Champion to advocate for disability legislation, and featured Peer Mentor. They also share my family's story as part of their #FacesOfReeve project.
Grown and Flown | February 13, 2018
"My Daughter had a Spinal Cord Injury at 14 and Became a D1 Athlete"
Today Parenting Team | February 2, 2018
"6 Things My Daughter Taught Me About Independence"
AbleThrive | December 18, 2017
"Self Care Tips for the Caregiver"
Reeve Foundation Blog | November 30, 2017
"6 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers" (New Article! Commissioned by Reeve Staff!)
The Mighty | October 15, 2017
"6 Lessons in Independence From My Daughter With a Spinal Cord Injury"
Reeve Foundation Blog & Forum | August 28, 2017
"8 Things I Learned About Independence" (New! Commissioned by Reeve Staff!)
Attitude Live | August 15, 2017
Blog: Struggling with Serendipity (includes Parent video)
SPINALpedia | July 19, 2017
Struggling with Serendipity Video
YouTube | June 22, 2017 (36K views on Facebook alone!)
Parent Co.'s Struggling with Serendipity Video
Facebook | June 20, 2017
New Struggling with Serendipity Book Page
Get the Funk Out! Host Janeane Bernstein | May 29, 2017
Cindy & Beth, Radio Interview KUCI 88.9 fm
For my next interview, I'll have a concise, memorized pitch! ;-)
YouTube | April, 2017
Struggling with Serendipity Channel
(My Videos, Beth's How-To Videos, and more!)
Note from Cindy: I pressed the pause button on writing new articles to finish the revision of my Struggling with Serendipity memoir manuscript. Articles will continue before long!
HelpHopeLive | March 7, 2017 (compilation by Emily Webb)
"Voices of Hope: Someone Strong to Lead the Way"
The Mighty | February 25, 2017
"A Summer of Serendipity After a Spinal Cord Injury"
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | January 27, 2017
"Faces of Reeve Spotlight"
Ambitionique | January 12, 2017
"Stubborn Teenage Determination"
YooCanDoAnything | December 6, 2016
"Six Tips for Traveling"
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | November 30, 2016
"The 5 Gifts of Caregiving"
Diversity and The Bar | Sept./Oct. 2016
Profiles in Perseverence by Tom Calarco
"Attorney Beth Kolbe: Helping Others with Disabilities"
Facing Disability | October 13, 2016
"Learning to Fly: The ups and downs of traveling with a wheelchair"
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | September 27, 2016
"Hope Rings, High School, and a Spinal Cord Injury"
Parent.co./Now Motherly | September 21, 2016
Reeve Peer and Family Support Program | September 16, 2016
I was featured in the September Newsletter in the Peer Mentor Spotlight, along with my 5 Things I Wish I Had Known.
YooCanDoAnything | September 12, 2016
"Paralympic Swimming Adventures"
The Mighty | September 12, 2016
"When I Worried About My Daughter's Future With a Spinal Cord Injury"
YooCanDoAnything | September 8, 2016
"The Path to Independence"
The Mighty | September 7, 2016
"How Being a Paralympic Athlete Changed My Daughter's Life"
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | September 7, 2016
"A Paralympic Odyssey"
mobileWOMEN | September 6, 2016
"A Paralympic Odyssey"
The Mighty | August 26, 2016
"Is It True That 'Anything Is Possible' With a Disability?"
AbleThrive | August 26, 2016
"Back to School After a Spinal Cord Injury"
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | August 17, 2016
"A Serendipity Summer"
YooCanDoAnything | August 11, 2016
"Proud to be Part of the Disability Community"
Facing Disability | August 5, 2016
"High School with a Spinal Cord Injury"
The Mighty | July 14, 2016
"The Wheelchair Travel Challenge I Never Expected"
AbleThrive | July 8, 2016
"Traveling with a Wheelchair: An Unexpected Problem"
The Good News Network | July 6, 2016
"Paraplegic (quad) Inspires Everyone After Learning to Swim, Setting Records"
mobileWOMEN | June 29, 2016
"Elizabeth Kolbe and her Great Achievements" (not my title ;-)
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation | June 29, 2016
"Elizabeth Kolbe's Achievements"
Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago | June 28, 2016
"Why I Love the Shriners Hospital"
The Mighty | June 13, 2016
"Overcoming Guilt After Causing My Daughter's Spinal Cord Injury"
mobileWOMEN | June 7, 2016
"A Mom's Protest of 'Me Before You' and #BetterDeadThanDisabled"
The Mighty | May 31, 2016
"A Mom's Response to 'Me Before You' and #BetterDeadThanDisabled"
AbleThrive | May 29, 2016
"How My Daughter Led the Way After Her Injury"
Facing Disability Blog | May 25, 2016
"5 Things I Wish I had Known After My Daughter's Spinal Cord Injury"
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Blog | May 23, 2016
"Someone Strong to Lead the Way"
It's Official! | May 22, 2016
I completed the training to be a certified Peer Mentor for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. I look forward to mentoring more parents of kids with spinal cord injuries!
The Mighty | May 16, 2016
"How the Wheelchair Games Helped My Daughter 'See the Possibilities' After Spinal Cord Injury"
The Mighty | April 20, 2016
"What I Learned About Caregiving after My Daughter's Injury"
AbleThrive | April 18, 2016
"What I Loved About the Wheelchair Games"
The Mighty | April 14, 2016
"5 Things I Wish I had Known After My Daughter's Spinal Cord Injury"
AbleThrive | March 25, 2016
"What I Wish I had Known When My Daughter was Injured"
AbleThrive | March 17, 2016
"A Caregiver's Story: Cindy Kolbe"