Category Archives: communication

Holiday Gift Guide for Someone Suffering a Melancholy Christmas

I thought I’d try something different tonight. The Mighty writing challenges for the month of December came today, and I decided to write for those of us who are living with depression this holiday season. Even if we can’t pretend … Continue reading

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Make a Weird Sound!

I’m exhausted tonight. My ride home from my therapist was an hour late, and then it took over an hour more to get home. The streets were as packed as if it were closer to Christmas than it actually is. … Continue reading

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The Language of Disability

I seem to be in a learning mode today, so I thought I would share some of what I’ve learned. I’ve always hated the word “handicapped.” In the back of my mind, I’ve always retained the notion that it has … Continue reading

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Nighttime Musings

I’ve been hit harder than i expected with fatigue when I take my pills. UGH. I am so tired I can’t even see straight. The pain isn’t as strong as I expected, but the pills I’m taking aren’t really taking … Continue reading

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Which Piece of Your Life Would Be the Hardest to Lose?

I’m now reading Still Alice, and she says that she wouldn’t be herself without language, because words and language are part of everything she does as a professor, a researcher, a lecturer, a wife, and a mother. Communication is her … Continue reading

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My Voice Doesn’t Need to Be Published By The Mighty to Be Mighty

  I hate to jump on bandwagons, but you might have heard all the kerfluffle that’s floating around about the website that tells the stories of people with disabilities–The Mighty. As a disclaimer, I need to explain my involvement with … Continue reading

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How Do You Treat People with Disabilities?

  I watched an old episode of All in the Family this afternoon, and it’s just starting again. It’s about how people treat individuals with intellectual disabilities. It’s all about a young man named George who delivers groceries to the … Continue reading

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