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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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An Older Brother's Wisdom by Zachary Fenell

An Older Brother’s Wisdom

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Warning, the following post may cause some sibling rivalry to flare up.  Already I imagine younger brothers and sisters ready to protest the title. “An older brother’s wisdom?” they read in a questionable tone.  “Blasphemy!” they decree before dismissing the read. WAIT! Please entertain me for a few more minutes. You stayed?! Thank you. I…

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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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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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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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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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11 tips for making friends despite your cerebral palsy!

11 Tips for Making Friends Despite Your Cerebral Palsy

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Friendship enhances life. Although before enjoying any enrichment, you must undergo a traditional welcoming ritual. Said ritual you know as making friends. Making friends can prove intimidating for anyone. Add cerebral palsy to the process and suddenly the intimidation escalates. First comes any accessibility issues. For example, I love baseball. However, maneuvering around a ballpark…

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Overcome negative self-talk using the five questions discussed in this blog post.

Overcome Negative Self-Talk with These Five Questions!

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Too frequently cerebral palsy causes negative self-talk. Said negativity better brace for a battle though! After all I am here to hone you into a positivity force. By post’s end you will possess the means required to overcome negative self-talk. Perhaps the biggest challenge to positivity comes with the how. You know you should stay…

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I explain the three Cs that outmatched and neutralized my cerebral palsy, allowing me to improve my 5k time by almost five minutes!

How I Improved My 5k Time By Almost Five Minutes!

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Four minutes and 52.5 seconds equates to inconsequential or impressive, depending on context. If you spend four minutes and 52.5 seconds waiting for a friend, you will likely deem that inconsequential. Meanwhile improving your 5k time by four minutes and 52.5 seconds impresses. A feat I recently achieved! To catch everyone up, last August I…

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