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No Trophy for Never-ending Rehabilitation!

Professional athletes train, and train hard. That training leads to some incredible achievements and rewards - an Olympic Medal, a trophy or a Personal Best. Sounds silly, but in order to adequately manage my stroke recovery, I feel like I seem to train just as hard...

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National Stroke Week (8-14 August 2022)

It's National Stroke Week (8-14 August 2022) - a week I never fathomed I'd ever have to personally celebrate! But 17 years as a stroke survivor, I see it as a great opportunity to raise stroke awareness, educate everyone and hopefully prevent the condition impacting...

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Ableism: Are you unintentionally disempowering another?

A recent situation and article I read made me really contemplate how much our language can really disempower and limit people with disabilities. I guess “Ableism” is the best term to encapsulate this! I often walk my two cavoodles to my local cafe and get my caffeine...

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Flowing with Fatigue

Managing my fatigue is something that I've been trying to grapple with since acquiring my stroke 16 years ago. Initially in rehabilitation, the fatigue fog engulfed me from the beginning of the day. I write in my book reinventing emma - "...I still have to have my...

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What is the difference between empathy and sympathy?

"Empathy fuels CONNECTION...Sympathy drives DISCONNECTION"  In this short clip, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really put ourselves in another’s shoes. Watch it...

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Advocacy: Are we flexible and inclusive enough?

I just booked my first flight to present interstate face to face. Since the beginning of the pandemic, my input has been virtual. In fact, whilst I have missed the engagement that seems to take place when I am working face to face with people, I've loved the...

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Connection through Stories.

The opportunity to relay my own story has been so therapeutic and empowering. However, I'd be dishonest if I said that there hasn't been occasions in my recovery where disclosing my journey has only left me feeling so disconnected, isolated and alone. I recently read...

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#Down to 10 days!

Right now there are thousands of people with disability across Australia who are stuck simply waiting... Waiting to be able to live in a home that meets their needs. They are waiting in hospital beds, in nursing homes and at home with their families who are unable to...

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“Nothing About Us, Without Us!”

This slogan, "Nothing About Us, Without Us!", used in the disability movement is so aligned with the importance of adopting a co-design approach. Whereby all policies, resources and services involve the input of people with a disability from the beginning. Although...

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Ableism: are you unintentionally disempowering another? 

A recent situation and article I read made me really contemplate how much our language can really disempower and limit people with disabilities. I guess “Ableism” is the best term to encapsulate this! I often walk my two cavoodles to my local cafe and get my caffeine...

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Five Reasons To Book Emma:

1. Gain Understanding...
Are you confident that your staff are really putting themselves in another's shoes?
2. Be Empowering...
How do you empower those around you?
3. Start Choosing...
How would you cope if you had a stroke at the young age of 24?
4. Try Challenging...
Do you set goals and step up to meet them?
5. Be Inspiring...
Do you need to be inspired to life a life you love?!

 

 

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