Handwriting was always something I wished I was good at. I would watch my friends develop elegant and individual writing styles with envy. In my case, I simply wished I could get to the bottom of the page without my hands hurting. Gripping the pen so tightly it left dents in my fingers. Always having…Continue reading Handwriting Tips and Tools
Many regular visitors to this site (and most of my friends) will be aware that I live with Visual Stress. For the most part it just means I wear snazzy orange glasses and can’t drive. Other less obvious elements are my lack of depth perception, terrible night vision and sensitivity to blue light. I used…Continue reading Balance & Perception – Long Cane Training.
My presentation on Occupational Therapy from the HMSA EDS UK Management & Wellbeing Conference 2017. JBOT
I often discuss the ‘disabled people are inspirational’ issue with friends and family. ‘Inspiration P0rn’. I am often told I’m inspirational, some times I smile and say thank you while rolling my eyes, sometimes I challenge the person in question and at other times I take it as a compliment. I could lecture about this…Continue reading Misplaced Inspiration – Being Healthy is HARD
Throughout my Occupational Therapy training and my short but already meaningful career I’ve heard two key phrases in relation to OT. ‘Holistic’ and ‘Client centred’ .. even as students who struggled to explain exactly what being an OT involved we all knew that we had to practice holistically and be client centred . So, we…Continue reading The Problem with Pain Scales
I did my best to blog daily during 30 Days Wild. I missed a few days and I’m now finishing up with the multi-day post. To be honest I’m still pretty pleased with how well I’ve done. Given the health challenges I face during heat waves, a house move and a total lack of Wi-Fi…Continue reading The End of #30DaysWild
At this point I was still very much in recovery mode. Busy days (like those on the 23rd & 24th) usually leave me knackered for a good few days. I did manage to get out and check my trail camera. After sifting through literally hours of footage (which in it’s self is awesome) I have…Continue reading Day 26 of #30DaysWild – Trail Cam Highlights Reel
Following the theme of the last few weeks I am running late. Day 25 was largely spent recovering from the previous two days of busy volunteering. While pottering around the garden, reading and painting furniture in a half-hearted way, I spent a fair while watching the birds on the feeding station. It’s lovely to see…Continue reading Day 25 of #30DaysWild – Starlings on camera.
I’m combining two days because I didn’t do much wild on either of them. I thought I’d do a quick post explaining why. If you follow my social media you’ll know I’ve been rather busy. Friday the 23rd, I spent the day in Stowmarket at the Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People‘s AGM. I gave a…Continue reading Days 23 & 24 of #30DaysWild
Today the muggy heat has really finished me off. I’m tachycardic, woozy and my stomach is angrier than normal thanks to my autonomic issues. I’d quite like to curl up in a ball in front of an open fridge and stay there for the whole day. I do struggle with heat intolerance but what really…Continue reading Day 22 of #30DaysWild – PoTS (not the plant kind) & Squabbling Starlings.