Inspiration

Toxic Positivity Can Fuck Off

Toxic Positivity Can Fuck Off

Toxic Positivity. Until a few months ago I didn't actually realise what it was.  By that I mean I was experiencing it, but had no idea that it had ...
My Inspiration Part 1: Do We Really Understand?

My Inspiration Part 1: Do We Really Understand?

I have a rather kick arse friend.  

When I tell people that she has Cerebral Palsy (CP), they often give me kind reassuring looks, obviously thinking what a nice person I am to be friends with someone who has CP because a) they have assumed that Jemma has a learning disability and b) obviously if you're friends with someone who has a disability then you deserve a kindly head dip for your services to the disabled.  

When Your Well Being Is The Challenge...

When Your Well Being Is The Challenge...

For me this challenge isn't just about achieving a fitness goal, it's about finding me again, because I've lost me lately after everything we've been through.  The confidence is gone.  I don't do anywhere near as much as I used to and I'm far more fearful again.  Post Traumatic Stress is something that doesn't go away and the situation we went through certainly contained enough triggers to  make life harder.  But I'm here.  
Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

I want to inspire others, but if I don’t truly open up I will inspire no one.  It genuinely is down to me.  So for challenge one I see what I have faced and I acknowledge that the only thing holding me back from moving forward strong is me.  I need to stop settling and accepting and start busting balls.  I have goals.  It’s time to achieve them.

How to do it all...

Over time I have lost count of how many times I have had someone say to me "I don't know how you do it all".   Until now, I have always just thoug...

Opening Up A Book That Is Hard To Read...

Autistic normsMy husband wrote this. I wanted to share his insight with you.  It is strange to think that I have coped with life for 40 years wit...