Independent Living has been hailed has one of the greatest achievements of the Disabled People's movement, but has it failed to deliver for the majority of dysabled people in 2016? While there is no doubt independent living policies have benefited those who had the determination to live independently, like myself, I am unsure if it … Continue reading Has Independent Living failed to deliver?
Bibs and Smocks have always been a part of my life in one way or another and I have been using them long before they were regarded as acceptable. I now wear a neoprene bib at home all the time now, even in bad, because of my dribbling and to protect my chest from any … Continue reading Bibs and Smocks
Many readers may know I love doing all kinds of watersports, any activity that involves wearing a wetsuit or drysuit. However, the downside to watersports for many disabled people in getting into the wetsuit or drysuit.Over the years, I have tried and worn many types of wetsuits, especially as I own quite a few, and … Continue reading Disability, wetsuits and drysuits
As someone with mild bipolar, I have needed to understand my moods more than most. A mood for me goes beyond the basic feelings and its about how calm, relaxed, energetic, depressed or frustrated we are at this moment and in what direction our moods is heading.It is then able understanding how our mood is affected … Continue reading Understanding our moods
When I hear the many greedy demands of people who claim to be disabled, they appear to be almost exactly the demands being made 10 years ago, 20 years ago and even 30 years ago. However Society has radically improved for disabled people in this time but the number of disabled people contribution to society … Continue reading A Wasted Opportunity (Independent Living)
The signs of spring are here and I am loving it. It is probably the most exciting time of the year as I know winter is over and I have the whole of the summer to look forward to. More sunlight means less depression means more energy mean happiness.A symptom of this time of year … Continue reading The signs of spring
I have always been determined to never let the weather stop me from doing anyway and with the electric wheelchair, I am more determined to do this and I am not frighten to go out rain or shine. If it rains, I am plenty of 1 piece and 2 piece waterproofs. If it is cold, I … Continue reading Rain or Shine