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”

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”

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”

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)”

WEAKNESS, STRENGTH, AND COURAGE

    “IT TAKES TIME TO SEE A WEAKNESS IS A STRENGTH; IT TAKES COURAGE TO USE THAT WEAKNESS A STRAIGHT”- MARIE W.O.W.C.P. When you live with a disability as unfair as cp, your mind and heart work like every other person. Then you look at your physical self only to see life can beContinue reading “WEAKNESS, STRENGTH, AND COURAGE”

HOPE, FAITH, LOVE, AND GOD (GOD)

I believe in HOPE, FAITH, LOVE, and GOD. Hope is one thing I have to make throughout the day with my life challenges. My faith knows that I rely on hope to get me through life. And love leads me to the best version of myself . But when it comes to GOD, that’s whenContinue reading “HOPE, FAITH, LOVE, AND GOD (GOD)”

JUST A SPOONFUL OF MUSIC

Music is the sound of silence in a room full of noise. Music is a friend when you need a friend. Music isn’t a movement that makes sense. Music can help you make it through any challenging, sad, lonely, joyful times in life. Music can make your heart light and heavy. Having cerebral palsy musicContinue reading “JUST A SPOONFUL OF MUSIC”

YOU MUST HAVE SELF-RESPECT TO UNDERSTAND LIFE WITH A DISABILTY

 People with disabilities don’t get respect. People often see disabilities as less than. The most essential and valuable thing in life as a person with disabilities is self-respect. It has taken several years and going down a few bumpy roads in life to realize this. Getting respect for others when you have a disability isContinue reading “YOU MUST HAVE SELF-RESPECT TO UNDERSTAND LIFE WITH A DISABILTY”

TAKING A STAND FOR YOURSELF CAN HELP OTHERS

 The other day I was talking with some friends. I realize we are a part of the first generation of people with disabilities to grow up with the ADA acts of 1973 and 1990. That meant we were the first generation to be acknowledged and have the right to be in the community entirely. WeContinue reading “TAKING A STAND FOR YOURSELF CAN HELP OTHERS”

WE HAVE VOICES

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog entitled “YOU ARE SO SMART.” (https://sixlegtoindependentlifefromawalker.com/2021/11/15/198/) The blog was about how society doesn’t see the CP community as much more than their physical appearance. If people just look past our physical being, they will see something they never expect—an intelligent, open-minded, opinionated person just like the nextContinue reading “WE HAVE VOICES”