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Learning to let go: how disability reformed this control freak

I have always been a self-confessed control freak. Variations on this term have long been in my vernacular, dispensed willy nilly to excuse all sorts of obstinate behaviour or as a last vestige when things weren't quite going my way. And because I am a pretty decent person overall, these little quips have broadly been ignored or tolerated by most and thrown out with the emotional trash as one of life's little trade offs. And as I am always learning and striving to be a better person, this is not a characteristic that I am particularly fond of.

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Sight loss and acceptance: time heals all wounds if you let it

My eyes and I are coming up to our second anniversary. On April 1st, it will be two years since I registered blind. And since I am planning to participate fully in the joys of April Fool's Day - I do live with two boys, after all - I am suddenly aware of just how far I’ve come. My sense of humour was definitely on sabbatical this time last year, so the fact that I am feeling mischievous again has given rise to a very warm and fuzzy feeling all over.

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Getting to grips with the emotional side of sight loss

Getting to a happy place when you are dealing with sight loss is no easy thing, and there are so many variables, so how it’s done and when you will arrive at said happy place is different for everyone. But what I do know is this; as human beings, we may not be in control of what happens to us physiologically, but for those of us who are fortunate enough to have good mental health, we are in control of how we respond to it and attitude is everything!

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