Monthly Archives: January 2014

Respect Personal Space

Respecting personal space is a good etiquette rule to utilize in all interactions, particularly first-time encounters. Personal space is the area around an individual that they psychologically feel is their space, if this space is invaded by another they can feel uncomfortable, encroached upon, nervous and even violated. This space differs from person to person… Read More »

What is Disability?

Disability is an umbrella term that refers to a condition that affects a person’s ability to go about their daily life. A disability affects one’s capacity to function with general tasks, communication, physical mobility, learning and/or interpersonal skills. Disability can also curtail one’s ability to fully participate in social, community, and civic life. Disability can… Read More »

Introductory Post

My name is Heather McCain. I have been living with disability and chronic pain for seventeen years, exactly half of my life. I learned, fairly quickly, that the public perception of disability and chronic pain is not a true reflection of my experiences or of others. The media tends to only tell stories about people… Read More »