A story of inspiration and courage

If you or a family member were to receive a diagnosis of a disease that would completely change your lives and make everyday life a challenge from here on out, how would you react? Denial. Anger. Self-pity. Regret. Shock. Sadness. Acceptance. Would you hide it, bury it deep down and pretend it didn’t even exist?…

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Have cane, will travel.

I’ve always dreamed of traveling the world. Unfortunately, it would seem, life always got in the way. In my 20’s I was eager to pursue my education and then find work, plus I was broke, so no travel then. (Unless you count the times I spent what money I had returning to Newfoundland to visit…

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KnowledgeABLE featuring Pamela from The Blind Thistle: Finding Your Way in the Chaos

Originally posted on Navigating Blindness:
Hello there – It’s Pamela dropping in from The Blind Thistle! I’ve been invited as a guest blogger here on Navigating Blindness. I will be sharing my tips and suggestions on how to make the home a better space to navigate for the Visually-Impaired (VI). I ‘met’ Kim (the lovely…

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I never fit in…and I’m OK with that

Ah…The same old story of teenage angst. Struggling to fit in. Trying to NOT be different from the others. Looking for your niche, posse, gang…others like you. I am sure most of us have a story similar to this. After all, we just want to be accepted among our peers and/or colleagues. Does this feeling…

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Way, way, way outside the comfort zone

Hello everyone! So I did this thing. This thing that took me so far out of my comfort zone that I still can’t believe I did it. I registered for a contest. YIKES! Now you are thinking “oh wow, big deal, a contest” but this in no ordinary contest. This contest is one in which…

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Yellow doors and ignorance

Almost two years ago the man and I moved into our dream home. We were so excited, grateful and blessed to have found such an amazing community of beautiful homes nestled in the rolling hills of Simcoe County. All the conveniences of the city such as a Starbucks on every corner or a subway and…

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