I started tapping away at the keyboard, revamping and adding new courses to my training brochure when I suddenly discovered that all the 'r's wee missing fom the wods I typed...see what I mean? That's not good; it changes the whole meaning of my sentences, paragraphs, brochure...
So what makes us so resilient? How do we keep bouncing back? Well, the great news is that the things we have been doing as a family are really simple and easy to replicate. You can do them, too, and I promise you, they will make it easier to bear the challenges life throws at you.
Shamefully, I had many misconceptions before experiencing mental illness myself and I now fight to correct these in others. However, there is one question I remain asking which may well be frowned upon even by my fellow advocates; can you think yourself well?
Off Grid Electric deliver solar-powered, electricity generating systems that are implemented to help a household meet basic energy requirements such as lighting, charging mobile phones and even now power a small business.
A Game of Thrones fan theory that recently caught my attention speculates that the dreaded White Walkers marching steadily south are a metaphor for climate change, and the more I've thought about it, the more it bothers me.... I've done some research and lined up some of the simplest things we can all do to help protect the environment today.
As soon as the results were decisive, UK tech sector representatives kicked in with some excellent and collaborative thinking about what steps can be taken to mitigate some of the potential fall out. As you would expect from a sector peppered with entrepreneurs, there is a level of optimism and belief that there is opportunity even in turbulence, that I find inspiring.
I still think of myself as a newcomer to retailing, but I've learned more about food in two years at Tesco than I've done in many years. It's been a journey which has left me mixed emotions. Too often, I've seen examples across the supply chain of good, edible food being thrown away. We have to fix this - working together, across the food industry, in partnership.
Ed is one of six participants in a programme being run in Luton by PRACTivate, working with young adults who have had experience of gang membership, drug dealing or social exclusion. "I had to really reassess and think about what I want in life," he says.
On Monday I returned from a 10-night holiday in Crete and I found it to be a pretty life-changing experience. Not for the endless sunshine and cocktails, or for the beautiful sunsets. Not even for the many stray cats that I managed to feed during my trip. It was life-changing because I met an elderly chap called Ken.
Current rates of poor vision are having a seismic impact on the economic and social development of countries around the world. One recent report found that rates of poor vision cost the global economy $3 trillion a year.
We want to make it as straightforward to take part in decision-making as it is to book a concert ticket, to order some takeaway or to find out who won the football last night. It's time the digital transformation came to democracy.
I had been running music workshops within special schools across the South-West for several years, and I started to wonder how many of the young disabled people I was working with might have the opportunity to participate in an orchestra at school? And so, on a dull and overcast March morning, I contacted about 50 different schools, all situated in the South-West of England, to ask if they had a school orchestra.
PulseGuard successfully alerted us to every one of Tom's seizures within the first two years of trials. Whilst talking to Tom's consultants, other Epilepsy professionals and parents, it was very clear that a lot of people were interested in having an alarm system that seemed to be as accurate as it was proving, but this would mean throwing everything we had into it.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing blogs from inspiring innovators, who are using tech to change the world - from the charity helping sight impaired kids use public transport independently, to the start-up that have created an app to help parents suffering from postnatal depression... It's not about celebrating the technology by itself, it's about celebrating the humans and how they're using technology to achieve something great.
This move by Uber represents an expansion of choice for disabled people in London - choice that other commuters and passengers already have. There are of course lots of other providers - particularly the word-famous London black taxis cabs - whose vehicles are accessible.
The application of 3D printing is already proving to be a force for good in the development sector, and by teaming up with Google, Motivation are able to run a project looking at how 3D printing can be used to tailor mobility solutions for wheelchair users.