Your identity ￼is everything it's the person you are, the person you identify￼￼ with and when you lose your identity who are!? As humans in a complex world of boundaries and decisions￼￼, it's really not all that surprising that by trying to make sense of it all we put everyone and everything into groups, categories￼ … Continue reading My Disability, My Identity
With Christmas Day only 7 days away it's so easy to get wrapped up in hustle and bustle of the Christmas countdown, Finalising all your upcoming festivities ￼￼Christmas day, Boxing Day getting excited about spending time with family/friends. What happens when you have no- one, no family/friends that will pop in or invite you round … Continue reading Lonely This Christmas
'Tis the season to be jolly￼. But what happens when it becomes to much to handle, your brain goes into overload making it harder to enjoy the festive season. There's an added pressure when your disabled as it's not as easy to just remove yourself ￼ ￼to take a break, gather your thoughts or just … Continue reading Tips to help reduce Christmas stress and anxiety
The tree is up, I'm mostly done with all my Christmas shopping! ￼Shopping￼; it's something of a must￼ at Christmas unless you're Scrooge, ￼ picking out the right present for a fussy family member or finding the ￼cheesiest￼ present you can for your best friend, It can also be one of the most stressful times … Continue reading Countdown to Christmas
Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to my partner. Being disabled does NOT make me a burden to anyone! Lets call it the B-Word I've never approach this subject ￼￼before so why now; I think it's probably a word I know I've felt many time before as I'm sure many other disabled people … Continue reading Being Disabled does not make me a burden to my partner
Back in August the brown envelope of doom came throw my letter box (thanks Mr Postie!), I wasn't expecting it so at first my anxiety was fine then I opened it read the first few lines and boom the panic set in. Not going to lie how much fear the thought of the assessment process … Continue reading My personal Independence payment and decision￼￼￼￼
Living with a disability can mean a whole mixture of things; but yes, you actually do have a disability or a list as long as your arm, you find ways of adapting your life and how you do things. One big down side of having a disability you also have to handle how others comment … Continue reading I’m not a wheelchair!
If you follow my blog you’ll already know I have a rare form of muscular dystrophy and if not welcome. So It’s probably time I explained a little bit about MD maybe you know someone with MD. Or, maybe you’re new to the world of Muscular Dystrophy. You maybe surprised to know there are over … Continue reading What you need to know about muscular dystrophy.
It's often looked at when your bum sits in a wheelchair it's a negative thing by some non-disabled people, of course there are barriers and challenges everyday be silly not to say that, but focusing on the positives rather than the negatives. When life gives you lemons, make a gin and tonic and use the … Continue reading Benefits of being in a wheelchair
I don't know is how many times I've looked at the title thinking how do I even start writing this, as I'm struggling verbally with my words and anyone that knows me knows I definitely don't struggle with words! I've been sitting (pun intended) on this little secret for a few weeks now, I was … Continue reading 2019 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List