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Ways to cheer up when you’re feeling low

Ways to cheer up when you’re feeling low

You know those days where you wake up feeling bummed out? It happens to everyone at some point. It might be a feeling you have for a few hours, or even a day or two. It’s the worst when it seems to come out of […]

Being productive on bad mental health days

Being productive on bad mental health days

Responsibilities and adulthood become 50x harder when you’re feeling depressed or anxious. You can’t exactly call your boss and say ‘sorry, too sad to work today’ – though, man, I wish I could. Wouldn’t it be amazing if mental health days were a thing? At […]

How disability friendly is your workplace?

How disability friendly is your workplace?

You may not have even thought about how well the business you run or the place where you work caters for those with disabilities or those with particular needs. Unless you have a disability yourself or work with someone who does, there’s a good chance […]

One last day at the Flower and Garden festival

One last day at the Flower and Garden festival

Every spring, I look forward to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. If you’ve never been, the entire park gets an incredible makeover and filled with thousands and thousands of flowers. There are character topiaries, special food booths in each country, and exclusive events during the […]

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

When you have a disability, you can often feel isolated from the rest of society. It becomes super easy to feel like you don’t have the freedom or rights to do what everybody else can do. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just […]

Should we ban plastic straws?

Should we ban plastic straws?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether restaurants, cafes, bars, and other public spaces should stop providing plastic straws, and whether they should be banned altogether. Public outcry over seemingly unnecessary plastic goods is no new thing, and the ‘convenience’ items under fire almost […]

Don’t tell me the only disability in life is a bad attitude

Don’t tell me the only disability in life is a bad attitude

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude” has got to be one of the absolute worst phrases I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s so ridiculous that my first reaction is to just laugh at it, which I have… many times. When I’m […]

I overthink everything, including this title

I overthink everything, including this title

From the minute I wake up to the moment I lay my head on my pillow to go to sleep – I overthink everything. Did I take too long to tell that story and annoy everyone? How many files did I mess up today? What […]

Taking time to work on yourself

Taking time to work on yourself

When it comes to your mental health, there’s a lot you that you can and should do for yourself. For some reason though, so often we don’t take the time to focus on ourselves. We tell ourselves it’s selfish, we pay more attention to outward […]

5 ways you can actually help disabled people

5 ways you can actually help disabled people

When abled people interact with disabled people, they often feel like they need to do something to help. While that’s a great thing at its core and I always appreciate a helping hand, there are times when someone with good intentions might do more harm than good simply […]