When you are abled sticking to a weight loss plan is difficult but when you have limited mobility it is even more difficult. People with limited mobility may not be able to work out the same way as an abled person can if at all so losing weight is really difficult and may take you … Continue reading How to lose weight when you’re disabled
When you are disabled or are expecting a disabled child your first instinct is usually to do a bunch of google searches and find out as much as you can about that disability. Google searches are great if you want to learn more about a disability or are trying to find a doctor that specializes … Continue reading What Google can’t tell you about disability
Accessibility does not end at ramps and when you are not easily accessible for a disabled person we feel excluded and it can have a huge negative impact on us. There have been a few times when Karly has had to deal with inaccessibility and today she explains how it negatively affected her. Growing … Continue reading Guest post: Three times inaccessibility had a negative impact on my life
Wheelchair users are often very frustrated by some of the things that are said or done by abled people. Abled people often times don't mean to frustrate wheelchair users but more often than not that is what they end up doing without out realizing it. I am only a part-wheelchair so there aren't quite as … Continue reading Seven things that frustrate wheelchair users
When you are disabled or have chronic pain having a good support system is huge especially on those tough days! I talk about how supportive my online community is so sometimes there may be some confusion on whether or not I have supportive family and friends yes I have a very supportive family and … Continue reading My support system: What kind of support do you have?
Whenever my abled friends are talking about fitness they always stop talking about it when I enter the room because they think my fitness regime is totally different from their's and I can't relate to it. Yes, there may be some things I may not be able to relate to but there are a lot … Continue reading Four things disabled people can relate to about fitness
Staying warm can be a struggle this time of year especially if you are physically disabled. Most people are frantically going through everything in their closet to try to find something to stay warm but for most physically disabled people the choices they may have may be significantly less than if you were abled. Some … Continue reading How to stay warm when you are physically disabled
If you are expecting a child with Spina Bifida then you may be spending a lot of time on google to try to get as much information as you can about it! Although I do agree that when you have or are expecting a child with Spina Bifida learning about the condition is so important … Continue reading Bringing hope for Spina Bifida warriors
Accessibility does not end at ramps and if you don't know someone with a physical disability you may be thinking "my home is pretty accessible." Your home may be less accessible than you realize because unless you live with someone who is physically disabled you may not fully understand some of the accommodations they may … Continue reading How disability friendly is your home?
One of the most annoying phrases that abled people say to the disabled is that "you're so inspiring!" In most cases, when they tell a person with a disability they are inspiring it is because they think they need a compliment. Here a few reasons why you should not tell a person with a disability … Continue reading You’re so inspiring!
When was the last time you thought to yourself I need a vacation! When an abled person has this thought they can easily plan a vacation without having any physical limitations stand in your way. That may not be the case if you are disabled because some people with disabilities are not able to travel. … Continue reading When you are unable to travel
Sometimes I will go somewhere or do something with my sisters just to have bonding time. In reality, it's just not the same for me because of my disability! Saying no every time they ask me to hang out is just selfish because even though I may not be having as much fun I am … Continue reading Activities that are not the same for the disabled