DIVERSITY

Today is all about diversity in the world. So many different cultures and communities want to be represented and have every right to be represented. Unfortunately, the disabled community still doesn’t get the recognition and respect they deserve.  Growing up with a disability, the fight I had to be in school and to be inContinue reading “DIVERSITY”

HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PT 5

I love this series because there is so much to discuss; PART 5 is unique. During the summer, I was part of an excellent health program called “MENTOR.” “MENTOR” stands for Mindfulness, Exercise, Nutrition To Optimize Resilience. Having been a part of this program was an eye-opener for me. The Nutrition class felt more relaxedContinue reading “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PT 5”

FOUR ASPECTS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

it has been a little over two years of living a fully independent life. I learned so much about life and myself. I’m strong and focused, but I feel I need some work. I know I have learned a lot, but I believe life is all about understanding what works and what doesn’t work forContinue reading “FOUR ASPECTS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE”

YOUR DISABILITY IS… ONLY A PART OF YOUR STORY

Your disability is only part of your story… Right before falling asleep, I sometimes think of a quote to motivate me to help with my challenging days. It’s like when people say their prayers and talk to God. One night the quote “Your disability is only part of your story” came to mind. The quoteContinue reading “YOUR DISABILITY IS… ONLY A PART OF YOUR STORY”

DEAR SELF

Have you ever written or thought about writing a letter to yourself? If so, what was or would it be about? Here is what I told myself. Dear Self, The people, places, and things you met, gone, and done might not have been what you wanted or hoped for, but the challenges have made youContinue reading “DEAR SELF”

THREE ASPECTS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

It’s coming up on two years of living a fully independent life. I learned so much about life and myself. I’m strong and focused, but I feel I need some work. I know I have learned a lot, but I believe life is all about understanding what works and what doesn’t work for you. ThereContinue reading “THREE ASPECTS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE”

JULY IS FOR DISABILITIES

I always felt lonely, sad, and forgotten for so long because it seemed like everyone had a month. October is for breast cancer and domestic violence, November is for men’s health, February is for African Americans, March is for women, and June is for the LGBTQ community. I understand people have the right to beContinue reading “JULY IS FOR DISABILITIES”

HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INDEPANECE PT 4 (SNACKING)

I have been trying to think how to add to the “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE iNDEPENDENCE” series. The healthy weight series has become popular, so how do I continue the series? I have come up with several ways. I will write about whatever is becoming a battle for eating healthy; this week’s blog will beContinue reading “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INDEPANECE PT 4 (SNACKING)”

MODIFYING MY LIFESTYLE, PT 1 (A LIFE IN BALANCE)

Mental health month is coming to a close. I have shared with you about my dark times in life and how I chose to see the light instead of going into a deeper dark place. I’ve talked about my mental toolbox. Two of my favorite activities are physical and mental workouts; working out for meContinue reading “MODIFYING MY LIFESTYLE, PT 1 (A LIFE IN BALANCE)”

HOW TO COPE DURING DARK TIMES

I AM WORTH TO SEE WHERE THIS LIFE BRINGS ME –MARIE W.O.W.C.P. In my last blog, WHEN IN DARK TIMES, I wrote about being in a dark place in yourself, which leads you to a dark place in life and how it feels to you and your loved ones. It came from someone (me) whoContinue reading “HOW TO COPE DURING DARK TIMES”