Mindfulness it's about knowing directly￼what is going on inside and out ￼￼ourselves ￼and our lives. It's all about our awareness of our thoughts, feeling, behaviour and emotions so that we can allow ourselves to live in the present moment. How much do we really do to help ourselves and our mindfulness?? I can think of … Continue reading Mindfulness
'Building Better, Building Beautiful' These are the words the Government have used in a new report announced ￼￼this week, MP Robert Jenrick even used the words 'building beautiful must become the norm'. When I read the full report hoping that finally we were going to see the government stepping up, by seeing that accessible homes … Continue reading A beautiful home, A beautiful Accessible home
Say the word Included out loud ~ Now how easy was that to say!? but do you really feel it?? I'll totally hold my hand up (if I could!) and say; HELL NO! Why. Lot￼s of reason by here just a few. Lets start with my favourite subject toilets ~ And the lack of facilities … Continue reading A world where I feel Included.
This week the Department of Health and Social Care￼ announced the first round of funding of ￼£500.000 to be given to 10 NHS Trust Hospital in England to build Changing Places facilities￼. Is your local hospital on the list; • Hull University Te￼aching Hospital NHS Trust • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation • Royal National … Continue reading Changing Places Toilets and Hospital
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
Happy new year, Feels like it was last year I spoke to you all last!! Ha ha Sorry my attempt at my very bad humour but I'm sure if your regular reads your totally use to that by now... Plus totally couldn't help myself!￼￼ We are well and truly into the new year now, slowly … Continue reading New Year
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
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￼￼￼￼
It's been a few years since I went to a muscular Dystrophy uk conference but this one will always hold special place in my heart for many reasons. I totally feel like I've stolen somebody else's life and someone's going to pop up from behind the bushes saying I'd like my life back now please! … Continue reading MDUK President’s Award ~ Campaigner of the year 2019.
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