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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Discover the Truth Behind Your Awkward Moments!

Discover the Truth Behind Your Awkward Moments!

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Awkward moments, everyone encounters them. For people with cerebral palsy that remains especially true. Walking differently or using a mobility device seems to attract the awkwardness. Strangers make oddball remarks or behave peculiarly. Those while awkward moments, I do not plan to focus on today. Instead I wish to address another kind. This post will…

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I’ve Been Burned: How I Became the Cerebral Palsy Vigilante

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Training for a half marathon (13.1 miles) requires much hard work. Effort that proves worthwhile. Rewarding even! Personally, one such reward came surprisingly via a Team IBB sponsorship. IBB stands for I’ve been burned. Honestly, I never envisioned the term “sponsored athlete” describing me. Heck, for a very long time “athlete” remained a stretch. Specifics…

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Three tips for fitness outsiders in order to start living an active lifestyle.

Active Lifestyle Tips for You, My Fellow Fitness Outsider

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Cerebral palsy can easily leave you feeling like an outsider. When talking about staying fit though, we in the CP community possess company. Others with physical disabilities encounter similar sentiments. Short people pardon the pun go overlooked. Bigger individuals may feel self-conscious. Such emotions make pursuing an active lifestyle intimidating. Trust me, I know the…

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Don’t Let Anger Leave You in the Dark!

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Living with cerebral palsy you will face moments where anger bests your more sensible side. I bet each individual with CP can recall at least one such memory. Maybe accessibility issues prevented you from going to a party. Or, you encounter a stranger who made extremely unfair assumptions about you. Those assumptions may cause said…

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Examing my 5k experiences I spotted a common theme. You belong!

You Belong! No Matter Your Cerebral Palsy

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Understand you belong. No matter your cerebral palsy, you belong! Unfortunately, your own self-talk could try to convince you differently. Today’s post aims to equip you to overcome said negativity. By the end you will not need me saying “You belong.” Instead you will stand tall as possible, ready to declare “I BELONG!” Trust me,…

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Five tips to help you stay safe while expanding cerebral palsy limits.

Stay Safe While Expanding Your Cerebral Palsy Limits

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Dare to expand your physical limitations, but stay safe while doing so. Admittedly, these two concepts seem at odds with each other. Within your physical limits comes inherit safety. Trying to expand those limits leaves you vulnerable. Especially when you must add in cerebral palsy! Just contemplate what expanding physical limitations entail. You push yourself…

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Friendship is Overpowering Cerebral Palsy

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 people across the web celebrated friendship using the hashtag “#FriendshipIs.” National Inclusion Project promoted the “friendship is” initiative. As explained in-part on their website, “Making friends is often the fastest way for a child to be included. With friends, we have a companion who is there with us to play, grow…

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Brothers Bond Despite Cerebral Palsy

Brothers Bond Despite Cerebral Palsy

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Sisters or brothers bond uniquely. Indeed siblings share an extraordinary relationship. You may not always get along. Yet when needed, you come together. Varying factors shape each sisters or brothers bond. A cerebral palsy diagnosis proves one possible factor. Does the extra attention CP demand create jealously? Might doctor appointments or therapy sessions cause scheduling…

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