Category Archives: loneliness

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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I Want to be Engaged…

I wish I could take credit for the concept, but I can’t.  A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post that had gone viral, and the sentiment settled close to my heart. In January of 2016, Corinne Rogero … Continue reading

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Facing One of My Biggest Fears

Today I did something unexpected. I faced one of my biggest fears. James, a former caregiver who is filling in because I am so shorthanded right now, had to be out of town, and Samantha, another former caregiver helping me … Continue reading

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Just Say “Hi!”

Lately, I have been thinking often about communicating with people with disabilities. To some people, it might seem like a weird topic to take up space in my head. Nonetheless, I have spent some time in the last few weeks … Continue reading

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Beauty Undefined

It was enlightening and frustrating all at the same time. The game was called Scruples. Popular in the mid 1980’s, it was a game where all the players were posed morally challenging questions such as: “You invited a friend over … Continue reading

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