Controlling Anger

Anger has been a part of my life for many years. The reasons for getting angry have seemed mysterious. Though each time anger boiled into rage became uncomfortable. Once the rage episode concluded, negative feelings always remained. Lacking understanding over the root cause for each explosive act. It has been an intense time of learning … More Controlling Anger

No Fault

It seems weird to blame yourself for the impact of a disability. Being born with cerebral palsy would appear logically to be far from my fault. There wasn’t any way from my point of view to reach out to the delivery doctor. Letting them know this whole process didn’t appear like it was going to … More No Fault

Letting Go

Something we all probably face at points in our lives. It seems another aspect of life with the ability of being both positive and negative. While growing up the idea of letting go didn’t make sense. Letting go of people one cared about felt wrong. Loyalty appeared to trump anything that might go askew inside … More Letting Go

Feeling of Different

The idea of being different has forever been part of my life. Different has been a word used to make sense of the world around. Seemingly without much negative connotation. Void of caring whether being different means something bad or something good. The word applied to my cerebral palsy has carried both meanings. From my … More Feeling of Different

Learning to Ride

As a kid with cerebral palsy there were things causing apprehension. Wondering about being included in the things my friends did. The activities taking place in the neighborhood would be more challenging. One of those challenges during my early life would be riding a bicycle. The question would become whether the skill for riding would … More Learning to Ride