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“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”  Shakespeare   Recently I’ve done a great deal of reflection on relationships (platonic, as well as romantic). As I age, I become more aware of what I have, […]

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Today’s post is in honor of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. CP is a generalized, umbrella term that is used to describe “the way it affects people’s movement, the part of the body affected and by how severe the effects are.” (Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 2018). https://cerebralpalsy.org.au/our-research/about-cerebral-palsy/what-is-cerebral-palsy/types-of-cerebral-palsy/ Did you know that there are three categories of Cerebral […]

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It's time to stop hiding

Social media, it’s time we have a little talk.  Don’t get me wrong I use social media, often. As a blogger, it promotes communication, networking, and provides the means to connect with those I may not have otherwise had the opportunity to. True to its name it is a hub of social behavior, that does […]

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  Last week, I stumbled upon an article titled Viewpoint: Is it time to stop using the word “disability”? In the article, the author discusses whether or not it is time to do away with the word “disabled”. She explains that words evolve with the times; for example, as a society, we no longer use the word […]

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Time. It is one of those constants in our lives that we cannot escape. It is defined by society and represents different things for different people. Perhaps it is a reminder that nothing lasts forever; that with the new day brings a promise of a new beginning. Another chance to make things right. For others, […]

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Far too often society passes long-lasting judgments based on their assumptions or misconceptions of a situation. I recently had a conversation with someone who asked if persons with a disability could go on to have healthy and active, intimate lives. The answer of course: YES! Having a limitation does not negate a biological need or […]

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According to Webster’s Dictionary, praise is defined as “an expression of approval and commendation; “he always appreciated praise for his work” (Webster, ’20). Toxic praise is what I describe to be a compliment that is intended to be positive but instead has the potential to create harm or be internally destructive. One of the biggest pillars for myself, and the blog especially, is my commitment to be […]

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Good afternoon readers, and happy New Year. I know it has been a few months since I’ve last posted, I’m sorry. I had a lot going on and it has taken me a bit of time to gather my thoughts and ground myself. I hope to be back to my weekly posts starting this week. […]

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