have the courage to be different

The reality is that living with a visible physical disability can be hard, and humans are curious. Well-meaning people stare and have been known to gawk and give looks of pity. I know this can be frustrating but when you … Continue reading

Skating on the Frozen Pond

One of my earliest school memories was the field trips to the local ice rink where my classmates would spend the day skating. I was allowed on the ice in my wheelchair. As much as I enjoyed being pushed around … Continue reading

How College Was Different From High School

I chose the high school I attended, based on the supports I would need. Before high school, school life: and more specifically my bathroom visits were scheduled around when I had an educational assistant available. My educational assistant also acted … Continue reading

track and field in school

When I was in grade seven or eight, I don’t remember which I was able to attend with the rest of my school, the local track meet. My friend who is also in a chair, and I decided we wanted … Continue reading

cerebral palsy made my college classmates uncomfortable

Cerebral palsy makes me different. Different is a relative term here as many of my experiences were the same as my peers – I attended mainstream school and went to mainstream classes. But I was always keenly aware of the differences. … Continue reading

childhood winter blues

So it has been a while since I have posted I find the cold seems to be effecting me physically; but then again who doesn’t feel the impact of a cold and snowy winter? Winter used to impact me a … Continue reading

heat wave

Does anyone else find that their kids or themselves have better days physically? if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list you will receive a weekly email from me and a free gift … Continue reading

I hope you dance!

Perhaps my earliest memory was asking my mom why I couldn’t run, a reflection within my childhood consciousness of the notion that I was physically limited by my own broken body. if you like my content why not help me … Continue reading