When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery Featured on the Hadley Presents Podcast. Going to a gathering over the next month is supposed to be a celebration of the season! But with vision loss gatherings may be no fun at all! You need strategies for success because socializing depends so much […]Read more "Managing Social Gatherings with Vision Loss This Festive Season, Hadley Presents"
What a year! I hope very much that over this holiday season you have found ways to relax, be in touch with close family and friends, and enjoy something uplifting. Please celebrate your own life and the lives of people you love and admire. Most of all keep moving towards greater independence and self-advocacy. HannahRead more "Dear Friends of Vision Loss and Personal Recovery, and When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes"
This is a Thanksgiving like no other. You may be attending a big gathering as usual, though I hope not, or a virtual gathering on laptops, or talking individually to loved ones on the phone. If your loss of good vision is recent, you need to protect yourself. You will learn to manage the message, […]Read more "THANKSGIVING AND YOUR SIGHT LOSS"
There is an extra layer of consideration these days before you give a festive food gift. In the past, did you share your famous minty choco-chip cookies? Your remarkable banana-nut bread? Your yummy curried yogurt dip for veggies? However can we do that during these days of limited physical contact? How ‘bout we rustle up […]Read more "Festive Food Gifts: Staying close While Keeping Your Distance, Guest Post by Deborah DeBord"
(Referred to in my new book: When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes, Chapter 7, “Lookin’ Good.” Applying make-up by touch is not too hard. At first you will need someone interested who has good sight to check results. Then you do it yourself! Before you begin: A micro powder works better than liquid foundation, which […]Read more "Makeup by Touch"
Here in the northeast spring only sprang recently and still isn’t too sure about it. Fashion forward folks start on their spring wardrobe in March or even February, but now is a good time for the rest of us. There are spring sales around this week and next. Call one or two favorite stores, or […]Read more "Clothes-Buying One-o-One (actually two)"
I have been out of the blogging picture recently because I am preparing a book called Finding Your Voice After Vision Loss, which takes amazing amounts of time to write. I want the book to be easy to read of course, and useful for people new to vision loss, as well as providing tips and […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving 2016"
This is the season for parties, and if your loss of vision is serious enough not to recognize other people easily, you need to plan ahead. A party with everyone moving from place to place can be enjoyable or it can be hard work. The more you know about the guests and the set up […]Read more "Holiday Parties with Folks Who See Well: Plan so You Don’t Get Parked!"
Ten years ago we had a client at the Carroll Center from up-state New York who had fallen off a roof and was terribly injured. He longed to reclaim his family role and barbecue again on the grill in his garage. I went out to search for anything that would help him and was thrilled […]Read more "Grilling Again"
Can you join in with everyone else at a carol service or Holiday sing along? What if you only know the first verse? It gets frustrating when you have to la-la along and everyone else can read the words and be joyful and triumphant! Here is a cheat sheet for some favorite chunnukah, Christmas […]Read more "Joining In: Do You Know More than the First Verse of Holiday Carols and Songs?"