'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
We all get stressed at some point or another everyone has their own ways of de-stressing, you can find a lot online that helps you like going to the gym, jogging, walking etc but when your in a wheelchair a little bit difficult to jump up stick your joggers on and run it off, not … Continue reading How to De~Stress when you can’t walk it off
When I started writing at a time in my life where I was struggling mentally, it became a way for me to express my feelings without the sense of worry of telling someone else about how I feel. I found comfort in writing my feelings down in black and white, I've come to realise it helps … Continue reading How writing helps my mental health