New blog post… “Disabled people are also often regarded as a separate part of society, when disabled people are fighting hard to be part of that society. The question if the disabled community is a culture in itself, is one that will take some time to answer.” #showmeyourpump
Rhetoric aside, picking my battles wisely is not something I do easily. Not only that, changing your lifestyle and striving for quality of life is not as easy as it sounds. It’s as much a mental, emotional and physical struggle to sustain quality of life. (more…)
Children and multiple sclerosis? Although life was good in my last relationship, I secretly decided that having children would probably not be on my list of things to do. Not because of the lack of love, but because I didn’t want to pass on my illness to my future son or daughter. When we eventually talked about possibly mixing my illness with his screaming babies and hectic lifestyle, I realised…
One day over 41, and mentally, I still feel like I’m 20. Physically, that’s a whole different matter altogether!
Our esteemed president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, once said “To be forgotten is to die twice.” Unless you don’t give a flying hoot about birthdays, people forgetting us on our birthday can sometimes feel a little bit… sad. That, however, is something I stopped doing a few years…
"Filters, just like smartphones, are used to try and capture a moment that suits the viewer, but not the reality of the person being viewed. In return, the person facing this can feel unheard, unappreciated and misunderstood."
New blog post… “It’s easy for relationships to become frayed because people interpret your life from their own 2-D perspective on a laptop, smartphone or tablet, and not from shared, interpersonal communication or experiences. Perhaps active listening has become unintentional hearing. Feeling compassion every so often turns to judging.”
Life isn’t viewed through our own two eyes anymore. We now let a smartphone be the first witness of things happening around us. We learn about other people’s lives, not by talking to, or observing them from a sun-drenched patio with a cool drink in front of us. Instead, we check out our friends’ Facebook pages and read their blogs. Direct communication seems a thing of the past. (more…)