CONNECTING TO YOUR COMMUNITY

 During the pandemic, the world saw how lonely it could be when no one was around or how frustrating it can be to be around the same people all the time. The world learned how to live in one place for a long time, and we as humans became discounted from everyone and everything weContinue reading “CONNECTING TO YOUR COMMUNITY”

M.E.N.T.O.R.

During the summer of 2022, I took part in a program called MENTOR (an acronym for Mindfulness, Exercise, and Nutrition To Optimize Resilience). The program is a part of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability.   A free 8-week program for people with a physical disability, MENTOR, focuses on four areas: mindfulness, exercise,Continue reading “M.E.N.T.O.R.”

UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING MY NEEDS

As I’m getting older, I find myself slowing down because of my cerebral palsy – getting tired quickly, and I’m not too fond of this about myself. In my mid-40s, I feel like my body is in its mid-80s on some days, but that is what a person’s life is like when you have cerebralContinue reading “UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING MY NEEDS”

HER PREAKNEES WAS HER STRAIGHT

From the first breath, she felt her uniqueness. Uniqueness was seen as her weakness. Preakness was the one thing her family taught her never to let get the best of her. Blurriness in her was all she saw from behind tears. Fear was the one thing that wouldn’t get in the way. Paying her duesContinue reading “HER PREAKNEES WAS HER STRAIGHT”

TRYING TO ACCEPTING WHO I AM

As I’m getting older, I find myself slowing down because of my cerebral palsy getting tired, and I’m not too fond of this about myself. In my mid-40s, there are days I feel like my body is in its mid-80s, but then that is what a person’s life is like when you have cerebral palsy.Continue reading “TRYING TO ACCEPTING WHO I AM”

HER DISABILITY IS ONLY THE START OF HER ABILITY

POETRY SERIES SOMETIMES WE ALL HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE MARIE W.O.W.C.P. HER DISABILITY IS ONLY THE START OF MY ABILITY  She used to think having a disability was all I would amount to. People told her that she would go nowhere. People saw Sher as unteachable. She saw life as unfair. Her disability is onlyContinue reading “HER DISABILITY IS ONLY THE START OF HER ABILITY”

HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PT 5

I love this series because there is so much to discuss; PART 5 is unique. During the summer, I was part of an excellent health program called “MENTOR.” “MENTOR” stands for Mindfulness, Exercise, Nutrition To Optimize Resilience. Having been a part of this program was an eye-opener for me. The Nutrition class felt more relaxedContinue reading “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PT 5”

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”

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”

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”