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 →
How I hope my blindness affects my children
Happy Mother’s Day! ... I'm going to share how i think my blindness is having a positive impact on my kids
What is Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) to me?
February is Retinitis Pigmentosa Month so I thought it was a good time to talk about the condition behind my sight loss. I’ve never really discussed Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) on the blog, so I’ll talk a little about what it is and what it means to be diagnosed with RP today, compared to what it... Continue Reading →
Let’s Get Accessible Products Built! Amazon Build It
It's not often we get to influence which products make it to shelves for us to buy. So when I came across Amazon Build It, it caught my attention for two reasons. Firstly it seemed like an original and fun way to let consumers decide what products they make. Secondly I immediately saw the potential... Continue Reading →
Beauty and the Blind: Why do blind people care how they look?
I would never describe myself as stylish and I’m definitely not cool, but I do care about how I look. It’s not vanity as much as self respect and a bit of enjoyment. As a busy mum of two young girls, there’s a limit to the time and energy I spend on my appearance, but... Continue Reading →
It’s true that mums who can’t see, or see very little, have to do things differently to our sighted mum friends. Some things might take us a bit longer and it might require more effort, but we generally find a way. I find that when people learn that I’m legally blind, they’re often more surprised... 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 →
Sunflower Lanyards: A Symbol Of Hidden Disabilities
“You don’t look blind!” is something I’ve heard more times than I remember. Let’s put aside how it makes me feel and how I should respond - that’s a blog post for another day! For now, let’s look at what it tells us. I think it means people are surprised to learn I’m legally blind.... Continue Reading →