Live Well, Live Blind is a series exploring how losing my sight taught me to be happy. You don’t need a moment of impact or an event that changes everything to start to improve your life. You deserve the life you love now. Last time we delved into living slow. Today, we’ll discover how blindness... Continue Reading →
Live Well, Live Blind, Live Slow
Live Well, Live Blind: Live Slowly This year I’m sharing the life lessons I learned through blindness that have made it possible to build a life I love, while my vision fades away. These lessons are not only applicable to people experiencing sight loss as they are not the skills I need to navigate the... Continue Reading →
Be happy in 2022!
Happy new year to you and a very warm welcome back to A Blinding Light! It really is wonderful to have you here. This year let’s talk about blindness and happiness. After almost two years living in a global pandemic, oceans away from many of my family and friends, while continuing to lose my vision,... Continue Reading →
Beauty And The Blind: How a blind woman can find her style
In previous Beauty and the Blind posts, we talked about how appearance matters to a blind or visually impaired (VI) woman just as much as it does to our sighted friends. In this post I wanted to explore how blind women can own their style. We’ll look at why it’s important and why blindness can... Continue Reading →
VI English Pancake Recipe
Today I'm sharing how I, a legally blind mum makes pancakes for my family using the 'One Cup Pancakes' mehtod. Happy Pancake Day! In non-Covid days (remember those?!) children would be running down the street clutching a frying pan, as they flipped their way towards victory in the annual pancake race… Actually, I don’t know... Continue Reading →
Yoghurt Pot Chocolate Cake – No Scales Required
If you want a super quick, indulgent chocolate cake without the fuss of weighing ingredients, this is for you.
Beauty and the Blind: accessible beauty products for VI women?
Marketing campaigns by beauty brands are everywhere, eager to appeal to a wider consumer base. Offering foundation shades for every skin tone, ethical lines using only sustainable ingredients and solutions for every skin ailment, it seems brands want to cater for every possible beauty need. The variety of products is vast, occupying a huge square... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Ballet? What’s Your Blindness?
Ballet and happiness? I promised you all I would work on well being and happiness this year. To begin this journey, I wanted to bring something into my life that was about my own enjoyment and was not focused on my vision loss. I need to remind myself that well being and happiness can be... Continue Reading →
New Year, New Adventures
Firstly I’d like to wish you all very happy new year. May 2020 bring you happiness good health and plenty of adventures. A Blinding Light begins the new decade Stateside. Towards the end of 2019, my husband and I bundled up our two little toddlers, and took a jaunt across the Atlantic, moving our little... Continue Reading →
Calling Uber Drivers
I should let you know that things have changed a bit since my last post on A Blinding Light. I have neglected my little blog a bit lately. You see, I’ve been busy coordinating a move. Yes, we’re on an adventure again, this time, it’s New York! It seems there’s quite a bit involved when... Continue Reading →