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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Developing a Winning Mindset

Developing a Winning Mindset

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Imagine a boxer relentlessly punching you. No official around to stop the fight. Such analogy effectively describes how last place may impact self-confidence. Notice a keyword there though, “may.” By developing a winning mindset you empower yourself to change the scene. Prepare to go on the metaphorical attack! “Whatever” you might say while reading. “This…

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Needing Role Models with Cerebral Palsy

Needing Role Models with Cerebral Palsy

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Recently funny man Zach Anner guest starred on ABC’s sitcom Speechless. Naturally you expect his appearance to leave viewers laughing. Although that proved the case, he left an additional impact too. Or so I think. Beyond providing laughs, Zach Anner’s role emphasized the need for role models with cerebral palsy. WARNING: Minimal spoilers to Speechless…

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Zachary Fenell provides three more self-reflection questions to ask yourself on your birthday.

Three More Self-Reflection Questions to Ask On Your Birthday

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Cake, friends, and family indicate birthday time! Before embarking on these festivities though, consider first answering some self-reflection questions. Previously I suggested you answer the following five questions on your birthday. What stands out? What did you accomplish? What went right? What went wrong? How can you move forward better in the next year? Today…

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