Cheers – Acknowledge & Celebrate!

Stopping to celebrate and acknowledge achieving a mini milestone is so important but often hard. Especially when what you’ve achieved is seemingly simple or normal for many! But vital to sustain our motivation & simultaneously educate those around us re the...

Let Fear Fuel Possibility

Relearning to walk has become a constant battle for me. Despite bi-weekly stints at Epworth Rehabilitation, balancing whilst moving and co-ordinating my limbs still remains so difficult. However, since my regular sessions I have experienced definite physical and...

The Truth about Hidden Disabilities

Sure, I have glasses, a limp and a walking frame. I even have an ataxic tremor and a speech impediment. Whilst these are daily difficulties I experience, it’s the ‘invisible’ side-effects like my pain, fatigue and visual issues that are harder to contend with. Because...

Injecting Diversity into the Workplace!

As a full-time occupational therapist, when I survived a stroke at 24 years of age, I naively assumed that my degree, motivation and newfound insight as both a patient and therapist would be a synch. But I never imagined the barriers that I would encounter in this...

What do you do with SPACE?

What do you do with SPACE? When you have a free spot in your day or a sudden appointment cancellation, do you keep it free? If you see an empty space in your suitcase, you seem to fill it up. Right? (or am I alone here?) We live in a society that rewards this...

Shiners & your mindset!

I woke this morning with a “shiner” – my right eye quite bruised. After multiple facial injections midweek to improve the symmetry and function in my face, a purple ugly bruise emerged – visual proof that the facial pain and discomfort I’d been experiencing this...