A few months ago, in a previous post, I spoke about the significant role my family plays in my life. This was a powerful reflection, so I wanted to extend that to speak about friendships. I have many different friendship groups in my life that all influence me in different ways. I unintentionally saved this… Continue reading Reflecting on Magical Friendships at the Most Magical Time of the Year
Hello, and yes, this is what you think it is, 6 months on and we’re discussing the potential of me doing another virtual occupational therapy placement!! Yes, you guessed it this time it is due to the pandemic. Let’s set the scene... I’m due to go on placement in January, and because of the pandemic… Continue reading Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?
It’s the start of Disability History Month which takes place between November 18th- December 18th and what better way to start the month to have a conversation about empowered practice. Over the past month and a half, my friend Millie and I have been planning to host conversations about oppressive/empowered practice to our cohort at… Continue reading The Importance of Holding Conversations About Empowered Practice
August this year marked 4 years that I have been on my driving journey, as I have spoken about in my previous post. So, I just thought that I’d update you with what’s going on with my driving, as it’s such a massive part of my life. What’s going on… Well, I do have some… Continue reading Driving Update- 4 Years On
In my recent posts, I have been looking at my journey into accepting my disability with a fisheye lens and what stuck out the most was the crucial role that my relationships have played in this journey. On Tuesday it was World Cerebral Palsy Day and this year I dedicated my posts on my social… Continue reading The Significant Role My Family Plays in Supporting My Blog
Although I’ve been disabled all my life, I’m still learning about disability every day and the older I get the more questions I have. In my previous post, I spoke about how ableism affects me and how it challenges me to question whether I’ve accepted my disability. So, I took to Twitter to find out… Continue reading Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?
The aim of my blog is to capture both good experiences and bad experiences I have had and continue to have throughout my, life. Yes, I’ll admit I’m a positive person and even with the negative blogs I always seem to try and find a ‘positive ending’. However, I’d be lying if I said that… Continue reading Mentally Balancing the Positives and Negatives of My Disability
How great is it that normal life or the ‘new normal’ way of life is resuming? I’m very much enjoying seeing friends and family again and doing things other than sitting on my garden. However, as I am classed as more vulnerable, I’d be lying if I said that returning back to somewhat normal isn’t… Continue reading How Post Lockdown Is Affecting Both My Physical and Mental Health
Effective communication is a massive part of any work and in healthcare, it is really important. It’s unlikely that you will pass a practice placement if you can’t demonstrate these skills. Which leaves me feeling very worried about being on placement. You can guarantee that most of my reflections on placement will end it being… Continue reading Coming to Terms with Needing AAC in the Professional World
Hello, it feels good to be back blogging- although I’m wary that I no longer have an editor i.e my educator to edit the blog, therefore I’m feeling a little nervous as we all know that my ataxic features (jerkiness as part of my CP) don’t shy away from making a typo or 2, that… Continue reading Maintaining My Physical Needs During Lockdown