How my wheelchair gave me back my life, my health, and my dignity

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Today is #InternationalWheelchairDay which has me reflecting just how much my life has changed since I decided to start using a wheelchair back in 2014.

Wait, what? Wheelchair?

For some, this might come as a surprise — particularly those of you who have only come to meet me recently — as at the moment I don’t use my wheelchair hardly at all. In fact, the last 12 months have been something I never expected to experience again, a time where I have been more well than unwell. A time when I was able to exercise, even to run, without crippling exhaustion or injuries.

I’ve included a bit of background for those who might not know the back-history so feel free to scoot through if you already know!

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Amphibious SEOs, cracking content and optimisation of Javascript sites .. another Brighton SEO round-up

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A standing event in the calendar of any marketing and SEO professional has to be BrightonSEO

Twice a year, 4,000 people descend on Brighton from 40+ countries to learn, share and generally get their geek on.

I've been attending for the past three years. Without fail I have come away from every conference with ideas, enthusiasm and often with the need to decompress my brain!

The latest installment was no different!

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Building a community? Check out these great resources!

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You've got a great idea and you're thinking that building a community around your idea would be a great fit .. but where do you start?

Often communities are started without much background preparation, and many fail as a result.  There are many useful resources out there to help you with starting, growing and managing a community - a few of which I'll outline below.

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How businesses can support people with #EhlersDanlosSyndrome to be well at work

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A question I am asked regularly by visitors to my blog is how I am able to be well while I am working full time, often long hours, and mostly at a computer screen throughout the day.  

Living and working with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome can seem like an uphill struggle at times, but there are some simple ways in which I think employers can support staff with EDS to be well at work.  I'll explore a few of my thoughts on this in this article.

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I ran a mile every day for 40 days .. and so can you! #rwrunstreak

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I remember quite clearly, that moment when I saw a post on Facebook about the Runner's World Run Streak while I was contemplating the icy cold morning I was about to launch myself into in order to get to the gym for my 6am personal training session. 'That looks interesting', I thought, as I yanked on my leggings, mumbled something about early morning training sessions, and joined the Facebook group thinking I'd check it out later that day.

Little did I know, that decision I made on an icy cold morning in November 2017 was about to challenge me in more ways than I was ever expecting in the coming 40 days!

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