Category Archives: Advice

Embodiment and Disability 

Embodiment is the tangible representation of a idea or concept such as disability. It is taking the socio-cultural concept of disability and giving it tangible form such as emotions, thoughts, and abilities. It is how society’s view of disability and … Continue reading

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Etiquette: Policing Your Words

A large part of disability etiquette is policing your words. It is about being respectful and courteous in what you say. It is very easy to use the wrong words, to phrase a statement in the wrong way. A small … Continue reading

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Personal Health Habits

According to a publication on USA.gov, some of the leading causes of death–heart disease, cancer, stroke, injuries, and HIV/AIDS–often can be prevented. This is achieved through improving personal health habits. Injury Prevention follow basic safety rules, be alert for hazards … Continue reading

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Disability Etiquette

The rules of etiquette are generally the same for people with disabilities. The guidelines won’t apply to everyone in every situation. Adapt accordingly. *taken from United Cerebral Palsy website When talking with a person with a disability, speak directly to … Continue reading

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Porcupines

Sometimes a porcupine enters your life. It sticks you with its quills repeatedly. No matter what you do it won’t leave you alone. I have had many porcupines in my life, including a former roommate and current coworker. I often … Continue reading

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Fun & Destress

We all need to have some fun and destress. This is particularly important for those with disabilities. Doing crafts is one way I have fun and destress.

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Relationship Guidance

Finding the right partner is a difficult feat. Maintaining the relationship requires even more work. The commitment takes time, trust and the ability to work on difficulties and differences that arise as part of life. Why do people fail in relationships? … Continue reading

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Leadership

I took a leadership class in college. I learned a lot about the different types of leadership styles. More importantly I learned about myself. We read a book in the class called, Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age … Continue reading

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Critical People

People are often critical of those that are different. It is very difficult to deal with these people.

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