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”

    HOW KNOWING YOUR DISABILITY IS POWER

 “KNOWING YOUR DISABILITY SAYS A LOT.   KNOWING HOW YOUR DISABILITY EMPOWERS YOU SAYS EVERYTHING.” Marie W.O.W.C.P. The slogan for the cerebral palsy community is “LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS.” Having cerebral palsy, I can debate this at least 50%. Life does have limits on a person with cp. When you have cp, your body limits you,Continue reading ”    HOW KNOWING YOUR DISABILITY IS POWER”

“YOU ARE SO SMART”

Omg, how smart you are! When people meet someone with CP, they assume that because our wapping doesn’t look like the “NORMAL” wrapping, we can’t be as intelligent as the next person. One of the things I vow to myself is always to keep learning. For me, it makes me feel like I’m making upContinue reading ““YOU ARE SO SMART””

SEE THE PERSON NOT THE DISABITY

“Bringing out the authentic MarieW.O.W.C.P.” was my first blog post all about how I dealt with my cerebral palsy in life. Still, as you know, when having a disability, cerebral palsy, or something else, that disability is only a tiny part of who you are.  I’m trying to write about how you are much moreContinue reading “SEE THE PERSON NOT THE DISABITY”