Tag: Vision

There's More To A Person Than Meets My Eyes

I get asked a lot of questions about what I can, (or can’t), see. It’s okay… I don’t mind. One question I’ve been asked is “if you’re looking right at me, what can you see?” To answer, I go into the usual spiel and explain…

Together Is Better – 4 Tips For Guiding Blind Walkers

Maria and her guide walker tethered together

A long brisk walk on a warm and sunny morning. That is something I love to do when I’m not teaching group fitness classes at the gym. I hit the hills alone with my thoughts to keep me company. Alone. All alone. Well, that’s how…

Who is Girl Gone Blind?

Who is Girl Gone Blind? How did I get to this point? What’s my deal? Have you ever heard my story?  T. Reid of “Reid My Mind” really captured what it was like to unexpectedly lose my vision in this interview on November 30,…

Talk Before You Touch – Advice On Greeting A Blind Person

In life, don’t we all want more happiness and less horrible? More amazing and less annoying? More personal space and less in-your-face? Did I hear a “Hell yeah!”? I thought so. Well, me too! I’m feeling the need to help you understand why a…

60 Heartfelt Thoughts To Pick You Up When You Feel Down

“I can’t go to the grocery store (or any store) by myself anymore. I need someone to read things to me and help find different items for me. The different checkers, who have become my friends, have started to notice that I am not…

5 Things Blind People Shouldn't Have To Justify To Anyone

I have learned that when I feel the need to justify myself, some part of me is almost always of the opinion that others must be right and I must be wrong. Defending, explaining, and justifying my choices as a blind person is something…