Zachary Fenell reveals what he deems the most harmful misconception impacting self-esteem.

The Most Harmful Misconception Impacting Self-Esteem

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Different misconceptions could damage your self-esteem. Exposing one in-particular might just help eliminate your self-doubts. Those pesky thoughts sabotaging your pride! Self-talk running interference, costing you confidence. Internal ideas holding you back from achieving your fullest potential. “OKAY ZACHARY!” you probably prove ready to yell at your screen. You get the point. Now you want…

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Zacharyfenell.com celebrates World CP Day by welcoming guest blogger Lindsey Pasieka who shares her dos and don'ts when encountering someone with cerebral palsy.

World CP Day: Dos and Don’ts When Encountering Someone with Cerebral Palsy (Guest Post)

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Every year in early October advocates in the cerebral palsy (CP) community worldwide come together to promote CP awareness. The international movement known as World CP Day offers a great platform to provide an education on the often misunderstood condition. This year I am honored to commemorate World CP Day by welcoming guest blogger Lindsey…

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From the many blogs nominated Zachary Fenell made the shortlist cut and remains in the running to become HealthUnlocked's Health Blogger of the Year.

Celebrating Health Bloggers’ Important Contributions

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Blogging offers more than merely a platform for vanity. Done right a blog leaves a meaningful impact. A reader could feel less alone, more informed, and perhaps even inspired! This holds especially true with health bloggers. Looking to recognize the aforementioned HealthUnlocked started the Health Blogger Awards. Or, so I paraphrase. To quote HealthUnlocked directly,…

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Cerebral Palsy Frustrations and How to Handle Them

Cerebral Palsy Frustrations and How to Handle Them

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Rage wages on inside you. Your mind battles your body. A single culprit remains responsible for the conflict, cerebral palsy (CP). The disability directly causes the internal strife. Hence calling the irritations cerebral palsy frustrations only seems fair. These cerebral palsy frustrations creep into your life daily, manifesting in multiple ways. Possibly you meet an…

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Guest blogger Tom Nash (Nash Disability Law) gives a how-to guide to aid those applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

Social Security Disability Benefits: How to the Start the Application Process (Guest Post)

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Here at http://zacharyfenell.com I strive to provide multi-faceted emotional support to my peers with cerebral palsy and those with different disabilities. While important, other supports prove equally valuable. You should certainly possess the knowledge regarding available resources, for example Social Security Disability benefits. Said information you best to glean from an experienced Social Security Disability…

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Asking Someone Out: Forget Your Critics!

Asking Someone Out: Forget Your Critics!

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Like a drummer who accidentally skips a refrain, your heart winds up off beat. Vocally you open your mouth to a sound which causes puberty flashbacks.  All this plus the worst case scenario repeatedly shows on the movie projector called your mind. Asking someone out can sure leave you a wreck! Do you want to…

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Prove you wrong!

Prove You Wrong!

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Proving yourself seems a part to living with cerebral palsy. Expectations riddled with the word “cannot.” Sometimes you must fight just to receive the opportunity to show otherwise. To prove you wrong! The “you” encompasses those denying you opportunities. Truthfully, often one such denier goes overlooked. Go find a mirror. Yes. I am talking about…

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Make Diversity an Asset: Embracing Differences

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Your diversity may leave you facing inner doubt. Diversity meaning whatever attributes leaves you sticking out in a crowd. The element forces you to stand out, hence the internal voice whispering questions. “What might others think?” “Will I feel accepted?” Relentlessly the self-imposed inquiry rages on. Stop the interrogation! Easily said, right? Trust me, I…

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Turning Your Cerebral Palsy Role Model into a Mentor

Turning Your Cerebral Palsy Role Model into a Mentor

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Recognizing valuableness and obtaining said value can prove frustrating. To demonstrate, previously I described needing role models with cerebral palsy. Amidst I outline their importance. Although I never used the word “mentor,” along the way I transitioned to discussing mentors. Before continuing, perhaps I should distinguish between the two roles. After all you might wonder…

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