GRATEFULNESS/GRATITUDE/MENTION

I want to start a new series for 2023, “GRATEFULNESS/GRATITUDE/MENTION.” Gratefulness/Gratitude/Mention is something I have been practicing for a few years. When I started my journey to understand myself with my disability, one of the things I needed to explore was something to ground me. I considered going back to church and God but, forContinue reading “GRATEFULNESS/GRATITUDE/MENTION”

WHAT I’M I AFRAID OF?

SOMETIMES WE ARE AFRAID OF TAKING THAT FIRST STEP AND THEN ANYTHING ELSE MARIE W.O.W.C.P. A question like this is tricky. I was in a writer’s workshop, and I’m sure the question was direct about writing. People can take it any way they want, and I have been sitting here and thinking about what I’mContinue reading “WHAT I’M I AFRAID OF?”

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”

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)”

HOPE, FAITH, LOVE, AND GOD (HOPE&FAITH)

 Life can be challenging at times. When life makes you feel this way, you have two choices: sit in the darkness, drow deep inside yourself, or dig your way out of the dark. It will take time, but you will get there if you choose to dig yourself out. I have learned that if youContinue reading “HOPE, FAITH, LOVE, AND GOD (HOPE&FAITH)”