Interview With Bjoern Eser, Founder Of The Active Amputee
I was recently interviewed by Scott Davidson from The Living Adaptive Podcast. We chatted about
a wide range of topics, anything from the importance of accepting difficult times in your life to getting rid of the victim label, from the need to accept the consequences of your decisions to
taking responsibility for your own healing journey, from being an amputee dad to my new plans for 2019. But listen for yourself.
Post by Bjoern Eser. Bjoern is the founder of The Active Amputee.
Fundraising in Timor Leste
My work often brings me to countries in the tropics. Sometimes just for a few weeks. Sometimes for years. And while a high-tech knee is a great plus when it comes to being active and mobile, they soon hit their limits when water, sand, mud and rice paddies are involved. A simple backup option is needed. And often this can be done locally. As it was in my case, in Timor Leste back in 2009. read more
Getting into paraclimbing
Climbing is an amazing sport. Full stop. No matter if you are into bouldering or top-roped routes at a local climbing wall, prefer pre-bolted sport routes outdoors or love the thrill of proper multi-pitch trad climbing or a deep-water solo, the sport has something for everybody. And I mean everybody, no matter if you are able-bodied (what ever that is) or not. read more
The art of letting go
I am pretty steadfast in my belief that the body is self-organizing and self-healing given the right conditions. Mind you, knowing those conditions is another thing. I had to let go of “why” this was happening to me and “what else can I do”. Interestingly, when I began to explore the option to amputate, some incredible experiences “appeared” in my life. read more