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Back to the Future – Always Looking Up

Back to the Future – Always Looking Up

A few days ago many of our memories returned to the Back to the Future movie. If you’re a Back To The Future fan, then the date 21 October 2015 is already transfixed into your head. Why? It’s the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in order ...
The Challenges of Invisible Disability

The Challenges of Invisible Disability

There are many types of disabilities that affect a person’s life as a consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be clear to see by everyone or impossible to tell. Today I want to draw to your attention ...
See The Need

See The Need

Two thirds of people diagnosed with visual impairment said they had never received emotional nor psychological support. I think this is appalling considering how badly we are affected emotionally by losing a significant amount of our sight. No-one should feel like they are on their own dealing with this, and more ...
The Emotional Impact Of Vision Loss

The Emotional Impact Of Vision Loss

We take our sight for granted. We expect every day when we wake up to see things through our two eyes. Alas there is no guarantee that things will be like this forever. If it doesn't we best be prepared for the emotional impact of vision loss. The moment your doctor tells ...
Emergency,  Eye Vision Is Impaired, Exterminate, Exterminate!

Emergency, Eye Vision Is Impaired, Exterminate, Exterminate!

Emergency, emergency, eye vision is impaired, exterminate, exterminate! Straight away you’re learning something new about me, I’m a Doctor Who Fan. Part of the title may have given that away. In a recent Doctor Who episode (Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 2: The Witch's Familiar) we saw Missy and Clara walking through ...
Get Your Emotions In Check  – Coping with Visual Impairment

Get Your Emotions In Check – Coping with Visual Impairment

How we deal with, manage and react to what happens in our life will very much determine our progress and development. In extreme cases a momentary reaction can influence, if not shape, the next ten (twenty, fifty) years of our life. For good or bad. Yet many of our reactions will ...
Change Your Outlook or Let Visual Impairment Destroy You

Change Your Outlook or Let Visual Impairment Destroy You

Life is too precious to waste feeling sorry for yourself or fearing what nightmares may be waiting ahead of you on life’s journey so you have to change your outlook. You wake up on a Monday morning. What is the first thought that comes to your mind? When first diagnosed with visual impairment it is ...
Visual Impairment – Loneliness and Social Isolation

Visual Impairment – Loneliness and Social Isolation

Visual impairment will initially have an incredibly negative impact on both your mental health and quality of life. The effects range from practical issues regarding daily activities to a decline in psychological wellbeing, and one of the most difficult things to deal with is the feeling of loneliness and social isolation.. Many ...
Visual Impairment – How to Avoid Emotional Meltdown

Visual Impairment – How to Avoid Emotional Meltdown

One of the toughest things to cope with when trying to deal with visual impairment or recovery from any other illness is dealing with the emotional issues. If you don’t, then potentially you risk facing emotional meltdown which is a rapid or disastrous decline or collapse of your emotions which could ...
The Path to Empowerment – Visualisation

The Path to Empowerment – Visualisation

I am now empowered to provide support and training to help adults get beyond vision loss and live life on their own terms. What are you empowered to do? Alternatively are you someone that feels absolutely powerless to shape your life? This article is written for those who have experienced major ...