UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF LABELS PART PT2

SOMETIMES THE LABELS JUST GET IN MY WAY -MARIE W.O.W.CP.  As humans, we all have labels, so what is the most significant- how can a person make one more important than the other. We as humans force on too much on labels that we forget to enjoy life. Each person has their opinion/idea of whatContinue reading “UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF LABELS PART PT2”

MY FUN & CHALLENGING LIFE

Disabled or able-boded, it’s their choice on how they choose to live their life. It has taken many years to know that I am not my disability; my disability is only a piece of me. Many people look at the label and don’t honestly look at what is under the label. Out of all theContinue reading “MY FUN & CHALLENGING LIFE”

TAKING CONTROL OF LIFE

I never thought I would be in control of my own life in all my life. As a person with cp, we can only dream that we can do half the stuff we hope to do in life. There are times in life where days can feel so challenging that we feel like we takeContinue reading “TAKING CONTROL OF LIFE”

HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PT 2

As all health-conscious people know, they live by 80/20. 80% healthy/clean eating, 20% work out. ( at less than 30 mins 3x a week of an elevated heartbeat.)  As a person with cp, it is essential to have both. When I wrote the first peace on Health, Weight equals more independence ( https://sixlegtoindependentlifefromawalker.com/2021/10/03/healthy-weight-equals-more-independence/). I neverContinue reading “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PT 2”

UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF LABELS

“WE MAY NEVER FULLY UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE LABELS WE ARE GIVEN, YET THEY GIVE US THE POWER TO BE US.” In my blog about weakness, straight, and courage ( Weakness, straightforward, and courage), I talk about how I saw my cp as my weakness, and until recently, I realized it was my straightContinue reading “UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF LABELS”

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”

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”

    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”