Book Review: I'm Special and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

Book Review: I’m Special and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell

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Reading I’m Special and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell stirred mixed emotions. Amazon categorizes the read under “humor.” The book description in-part reads “This hilarious part-memoir, part-manifesto reveals what sets apart the latest generation of young people coming of age in an all-wired, overeducated, and underemployed world.” Admittedly, I failed to look…

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Speak Up: Add Your Opinion on the inspirational compliment.

Speak Up: Add Your Opinion On the “Inspirational” Compliment

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“You are inspirational.”  Those words you may, depending on your cerebral palsy, remain acquainted with or know well. There exists a correlation between inspiration and cerebral palsy. Well, disability in general. While my peers in the CP community likely realize where I am going with this, I imagine able-bodied readers thinking “Nice! You’re inspirational.” Yeah……

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Stop the Envy: Focus On You!

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Envy, you likely know the feeling. Maybe you desire the relationship someone else enjoys. Or, you covet the promotion given to your co-worker. Perhaps you resentfully think “If only I was that tall…” Honestly, life offers many reasons to feel envious. When discussing life with cerebral palsy, those reasons grow exponentially. Cerebral palsy impacts both…

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