Tag: vision loss

The power of touching a piece of 9/11

A handful of years ago I was headed to an event in Phoenix, Arizona, when we found ourselves driving thru Gila Bend — a small rural town in Arizona with the population just over 2,000 people. We had heard there was something pretty special… Continue Reading “The power of touching a piece of 9/11”

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… Continue Reading “The Inspiration Behind The Book: Guiding Emily | Barbara Hinske”

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… Continue Reading “Showing Up With Vision Loss — Even When It’s Hard”

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… Continue Reading “Blind Reflections | Sandra Pajaro”

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… Continue Reading “Things Us Blind People Really Wish You Knew | Angela Fowler”

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

While House Hunting Blind – These Were Some Things I Kept In Mind

I recently moved from my home of 26 years. When I was on the hunt for a new place, I wasn’t willing to just move into any random house, townhouse, condo, or apartment. No way, and I had my reasons.  If you read my… Continue Reading “While House Hunting Blind – These Were Some Things I Kept In Mind”

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Attending A Conference In Person

There are so many ways to learn new skills, obtain knowledge, and network with others these days. For example, you can read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch videos, or hop on webinars or conference calls just to name a few. You never have to leave… Continue Reading “8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Attending A Conference In Person”

When Your Son Goes Blind | Camille Dolan

Featured image is a photo of Tanner Dolan enjoying Bahia Honda in the Florida Keys.

Every day, he continued to say it wasn’t a big deal that he had lost his sight, because “a lot of people have it worse than I do.” There is nothing in the parenting manual that tells you what to do, well, ever. For… Continue Reading “When Your Son Goes Blind | Camille Dolan”

Using A White Cane Gives Me Confidence And Safety | Mary Hilard

“When you are not totally blind, and you are not fully sighted, you live in a world where sometimes you can see, if the lighting is right, and sometimes, not so much.” – Mary Hilard The Diagnosis “You are legally blind,” the doctor said to… Continue Reading “Using A White Cane Gives Me Confidence And Safety | Mary Hilard”