Depression and Lack of Motivation

For an audio version go to: http://youtu.be/AAjPevDSFLo —– This past week, May 5th to 12th, was Mental Health Week, which led me to reflect on my personal experience with depression, something I have struggled with multiple times throughout my life. There is a misperception that depression is strictly an emotional or mood disorder; the truth  >> Read the full article here

Your Pain is Real

For an audio version go to: http://youtu.be/-PPdEjnBhjg  —– I recently attended a talk given by Ron Coleman, from the Hearing Voices Network, an organization that is run by users, in a self-help capacity, for people who experience auditory hallucinations. This group teaches that people should explore, engage, and in some cases, negotiate with the voices  >> Read the full article here

We Are Not Broken

For an audio version go to: http://youtu.be/2nUfj3nMKCY —– I recently attended a talk given by Ron Coleman, from the Hearing Voices Network, an organization that is run by users, in a self-help capacity, for people who experience auditory hallucinations. This group teaches that people should explore, engage, and in some cases, negotiate with the voices  >> Read the full article here

Abilities Tab Introduction

For an audio version go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn8I029ZqGM —– The Living with Disability and Chronic Pain blog has added a new section. The author of this blog once wrote a monthly column for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times. It was requested by several readers of this blog that we include a section with all the articles from  >> Read the full article here

The Importance of Landscaping, Greenery and Green Spaces

For the audio version go to http://youtu.be/T1lt6Ni7fx0  —– Landscaping is often overlooked when streetscape accessibility is being discussed, but it is an important component of an inclusive environment. In addition to adding to the attractiveness of streetscapes, landscaping can offer shade and improve air quality. Landscaping, such as trees bordering a sidewalk, can provide directional  >> Read the full article here