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”

MENTOR ( NUTRITION CLASS)

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 CLASS: EXERCISE

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: MINDFUL, EXERCISE, & NUTRITION TO OPINTIZE RESILLIENS

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”

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”

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”

WHEN IN DARK TIMES

I talk openly about how I felt about having cp during dark periods in my life on my blog. I have gone through the ups and downs that life puts on people with cp. At the end of all of my ups, downs, and depressions, the only one that lost out was me. Yes, thereContinue reading “WHEN IN DARK TIMES”

HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INEPENDENCE (THE SUPPORT PROJECT)

WE CAN’T HAVE TEAMWORK WITHOUT SUPPORT MARIE W.O.W.C.P. As you all know, in my series “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INDEPENDENCE,” For the next four to six months, I will be working on a healthy lifestyle for myself and putting my money where my mouth is. A healthy lifestyle will include healthy eating, physical and mentalContinue reading “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INEPENDENCE (THE SUPPORT PROJECT)”