One of the key ways to rebuild that independence is learning how to deal with the daily practicalities of a spinal cord injury. Knowing how to use a wheelchair properly, for example, can make such a difference to your quality of life.
Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.
Knowing that you have inspired others, should be the confidence booster as opposed to hearing sweet nothings. Knowing that the image you create or share should hold more truth and honesty than falsities and a sense of unattainability. Others should feel like they can be and do, what you are and what you do, with a sense of belief, high self-esteem and self-assurance.
Audiences need role models that are relatable and talented, give back to their community, and have realistic body proportions. Here are some of the best female role models:
I was in Akumal, Mexico and learned that it was the season to see turtles hatch and make their perilous journey to the sea. The experience was unforgettable because in watching those little creatures struggle for the water, I saw myself and how everyone's journey to transformation can be fraught with pitfalls and traps. But more on that in a minute. Let's get back to the night of the turtles....
We fight, we yell, we talk, we march, we protest and we worry – somewhere, someone cracks a well-placed joke and we are all in stitches.
It's dark and late. I walk through the heavy rain, dragging my bags behind me on the isolated midnight streets of a Filipino
Many more amazing women live with dementia and share their experiences in a myriad of different ways. It's impossible to list them all, but their contribution enhances our understanding and, in turn, provides invaluable learning to improve care and support for everyone living with dementia.
If I had asked myself the question 'is there an Afterlife?' Three months ago, I would most definitely have said no. No being
In many cases once the destination of yesterday's more is attained, this now creates a hunger for a new level of more. It's no different from the concept of a goalpost that keeps moving. Take one of my clients for example, finally in the job role of her yesterday's dreams.