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”
MENTOR SERIES The next course in the MENTOR program is nutrition. Nutrition is a challenging part of life for me. With my cp, I know the less weight I carry, the more independent I will be. For about a year now, on my blog, I have been writing a series called “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL INDEPANECE.”Continue reading “MENTOR ( NUTRITION CLASS)”
MENTOR SERIES When you exercise in the “MENTOR” program, you aren’t just getting a workout; you’re learning the science behind working out. You understand how any exercise is possible with modification. The exercise was my favorite class in the 8-week program, and I love to work out. I haven’t talked much about working out onContinue reading “MENTOR CLASS: EXERCISE”
MENTOR SERIES This year I have been on emotional, physical, and mental journeys to improve my entire being. I was on the Cerebral Palsy Research Network ( CPRN) one day, signing up for an event; I checked a box about the “THE MENTOR” Program. (MENTOR) Thinking I was signing up for a program that wouldContinue reading “MENTOR: MINDFUL, EXERCISE, & NUTRITION TO OPINTIZE RESILLIENS”
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”
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”
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”
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)”
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)”
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”
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