Category Archives: boundaries

Me Too…

There is a beautiful movement on Facebook and Twitter right now and it seems to have gained momentum in the last few days. Women are being encouraged to post the phrase “Me Too” as a status on their wall if … Continue reading

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Being in Touch

It’s something I don’t talk about often. Because it is both awkward and not easily understood. As a person affected by cerebral palsy, an advocate, and a teacher in various respects, I often find myself writing about issues that affect … Continue reading

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Either Way, I’m Okay…

A caregiver and I were out and about running errands one afternoon a few years ago and decided to stop in a restaurant for lunch before heading home.  Looking the hostess in the eye, I said that we needed a … Continue reading

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Try Kissing Your Elbow…

There are some things in life that are simply impossible.  Kissing your elbow.  Raising only one eyebrow.  Sneezing with your eyes open.  Try any of them, I double dog dare you.  Chances are you will discover they cannot be done. … Continue reading

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Moving On…

One of the reasons it hit me so hard was because it was so unexpected. Last Sunday started out like most others.  One of my caregivers came in the morning.  I took a shower, she helped me get dressed, and … Continue reading

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Never Say Never!

No, I promise this is not a post about Justin Bieber. Never hire your friends.  It was a piece of advice I heard from several old timers when I was about to embark on the world of hiring caregivers.  That … Continue reading

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Nobody Has a Disability by Choice

I have to admit I did a double-take. When I heard the story a few weeks ago on my news feed on Facebook, I thought somebody was kidding. Kanye West stopped his concert because two of the fans there would … Continue reading

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