When denial is applied in a psychological sense it is the failure to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion. When we are faced with something hurtful in our lives escaping into denial often happens naturally. I pose this interesting thought; was it positive to exercise denial when thinking about my cerebral palsy? Much of my … More Denial: negative or positive
My birth was an emotional event for much of my family. I honestly couldn’t tell you what it was like. The memories are a little fuzzy or more seriously nonexistent. On my way into the world I was lodged in the birth canal for a few seconds and freed by a suction device. I was … More The Doctors Said….
While listening to talk radio the other morning the hosts were discussing taking pictures with a cell phone. They talked about the etiquette involved when taking a selphie with someone. The discussion moved from there into a stranger asking for their picture to be taken. The situation can happen frequently especially when in an area … More Can You Take This Picture?
Our camera phones make snapping a quick picture easy today, but cerebral palsy makes it more complicated. My hands and fingers can be difficult to maneuver making it complicated to manipulate small items like a phone. When traveling I find it tough to take out my phone and take a picture. Thoughts enter my mind … More Taking Pictures
Having been born with cerebral palsy there wasn’t much hope for skiing. It probably wasn’t the first thing on the minds of the neurologists who were diagnosing me after birth. I’m sure it wasn’t on the minds of my parents in the first month or two of my life. Doctors were trying to figure out … More Skiing Downhill