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A video reading of the Spoon Theory

A fun reading of the Spoon theory — a theory I live by from ButYouDon’tLookSick.com I have varied my use of the spoon theory, but it’s a good place to start. Like she says it’s not just for her impairment. Possibly Related Posts: Stella, oh Stella stewed ant Raw, mild updates Tuesday tidbit: wish I’d known 1/12

A SAD state of affairs

It seems flaky to admit it, but the weather is screwing with my mood. I didn’t think I was ever going to admit to anything like Seasonal Affected Disorder. However the weather here in Sydney lately has been so crazy and humid like I think I have to. I recognise though that SAD and other similar disorders are usually associated with cold and bleak weather. I thought after visiting England I had escaped the most likely place. But I’m now thinking humidity with dark cloud cover like we have been having might in fact be worse. The humidity has left me with a persistent low grade headache and a lethargy […]

identity matters

This is a good post about identification as a person with a disability, for a women with a mental health issue. It brings up some interesting thoughts for me about “what actually is disability?” That’s medical vs social model stuff, but its not just that. Its about the labels we as people with impairments use to define and describe ourselves. What boxes we put ourselves in and how easily or not we communicate with those in the other boxes of disability. I find myself now straddling two of those boxes more often these days. So now the whole question is “to tell or not to tell” is a live question […]

la vie passionnée

In one line, she challenged me. With 6 words she made me stop and reconsider. I have been challenged today. Challenged away from advocacy to participation. True participation. The embracing of life.. Beyond all the rhetoric I have been sprouting about living for the now. Possibly Related Posts: Stella, oh Stella Cross post: Menthol, Sunshine and the possibility of human potential stewed ant Just quietly Maybe not just faiths but denominations too?