Today winter is reaching down into southern states that don’t usually have to bother with snow and ice. Stepping onto invisible ice which you aren’t prepared for can be an ankle-breaker or worse. It doesn’t have to be a big patch. Sometimes the most treacherous ice is small and right outside your front door – […]Read more "Stepping Out Even When It’s Icy"
Losing your sight is like waking up from a comfortable dream. When you first fall out of the dream of a “normal” life, it’s as if reality has been turned on its head. The new reality seems too heavy; it can’t be true! Surely you can scramble back to the life you lived just last […]Read more "Dreams and Awakenings"
It can be wonderful – while you are coping with sight loss – to have your partner or daughter take care of things. Someone to make your meals, put away your laundry, and tidy your dresser. Someone to make the decisions and give you time to grieve. But it’s not a good thing after the […]Read more "A Home That Works for Everyone, Tip 4 of 4: “But My Family Won’t Change”"
DeAnn Elliott was a member of early Interpersonal Skill groups at the Carroll Center, and also of the focus group I held at my home. She is a perceptive thinker and writer and has taught me a lot. Here is a re-post of her blog about one of our mobility instructors and her own fears […]Read more "Are You Afraid of Getting Some Mobility Training? Join the Club"
My New Year’s resolution! I am the organization geek, the put-it-away monster and memory bank of where everything is stored – except for the glasses that I wear all the time. At least once a week I rush about searching for them early in the morning, calling out for help from my long-suffering husband. […]Read more "A Home that Works for Everyone: Tip 3 of 4: Containerizing Your Life"