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Be Proud Of Yourself For All The Ways You Survive Your Days

You should be proud of yourself for doing everything you can to survive your days. Whether it’s waking up in the morning determined to get through another challenge, another struggle or another bad day. You should be proud of the way you make ends…

The Inspiration Behind The Book: Guiding Emily | Barbara Hinske

This is a guest blog post by Barbara Hinske, author of the book, Guiding Emily – A Tale of Love, Loss, and Courage. The new book will be available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions on June 12, 2020, Barbara’s birthday. Guiding…

Showing Up With Vision Loss — Even When It’s Hard

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” – Brene Brown When I’m asked to speak about how I pulled myself through the hard stuff after my vision loss, I tend to start flipping through my mental photo…

Living With LHON: Individual Struggles And Common Challenges Of Hereditary Vision Loss

Being diagnosed with a rare disease is often a bolt from the blue, and while each person’s journey is different, there are common challenges that bind patient communities together. Over the last few months, our Living with LHON features has looked at the individual stories…

Blind Reflections | Sandra Pajaro

Please Understand That I Am Confident In My Abilities To Do Things On My Own | A Blind Reflection By Sandra Pajaro The other day, I must have been wearing a sign that said, “Grab My Wrist And Pull Me!”. Oh wait, I wasn’t…

I Didn’t Expect My Driver To Admit This To Me

I am sitting here with a package of chile-lime mango slices and a cold Stella Artois beer. What motivated me to put myself at risk for heartburn and indigestion with this dicey dietary decision? My Lyft ride home tonight. That’s what. Yep. My evening…

Relying On Others | Madisyn Taylor

A deep feeling of gratitude can emerge, as we open to the experience of being helped. Most of us pride ourselves on our self-sufficiency. We like to be responsible for taking care of ourselves and pulling our own weight in the world. This is…

Things Us Blind People Really Wish You Knew | Angela Fowler

Dear Sighted Reader, First a little disclaimer: I don’t mean to offend. I’m a tell it like it is kind of girl with a wicked sense of humor, and I want to both make you think and make you laugh. With that said, here…

20 Signs You’re Successful Even If You’re Not Feelin’ It

This is not the typical blog topic you would find on my website. It isn’t centered around losing vision or living with blindness. Nope. Not this time. With 2019 being such a challenging year, I found myself gravitating towards personal growth and reflection — struggling…

Supporting A Loved One With Vision Loss – At Home, With Better Communication, And Riding Out The Emotional Rollercoaster | An Audio Recording

I spoke at the Foundation Fighting Blindness conference last year and thought I would share the audio recording here on the blog. Now, it’s cataloged on my website – which makes it easier for you to listen, learn, and share it with anyone else…