Friday, September 20, 2019

Time to relax: Taking time to enjoy


We live in a very busy world and I know that for me it is important to take the time to enjoy!

As someone who is vision-impaired, I find that it is even more important for me to be able to enjoy the things that make me smile and laugh!  I spend so much time concentrating on ensuring that technology works for me in my daily life. I believe that I need to concentrate much more than the sighted person because I need to compensate for the loss of my sight.

I need to focus more, to listen more, and to pay attention more. Hence, the importance for me to take more time to enjoy more!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Not an easy task: Fighting the bulge


I do not think that too many of us would like to admit that we need to fight the bulge. But for me it is not just about fighting the bulge, it is about others telling me that I need to do so.

Yes! I can certainly feel my stomach and know that I need to do something, but Mom is always there to remind me and help me to fight it.  She sees it, she pokes me in the tummy, then she gets to work to help me.

I need to be serious about this! I need to take action and I need to tell myself that it is not just me who feels it! Others are seeing it as well!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day!

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I miss it so much! Where are you, my beloved grass?


The winter of 2018 – 2019 was probably one of the coldest and most bitter in memory for me. For the most part I had to deal with lots of snow, ice, very cold winds, and endless days of wintry weather.

I sure missed my beloved grass! It was totally out of sight and for me, who simply loves to walk across lush green grass, bend and gather hands full of blades, enjoy the cool touch of dewdrops on the blades, and smell the fragrance of freshly cut grass, it was simply so sad that I could not do any of these things during the winter.

Now, many would say that in the general scheme of things, there is simply no opportunity to enjoy any of these grassy activities during the winter, but still! I sure missed my beloved grass!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

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There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Just another challenge: A miserable cold


For most of us a miserable cold is something that we could definitely do without. But, as a vision-impaired person it seems to be more of a challenge, and why? Well, here goes!

My hearing is affected and as a result I have difficulty navigating my way around my home, and outdoors as well.

My sense of taste is also affected and as a result I have difficulty when I go to taste my food and to prepare it.  I am unable to tell if my food is either too salty, too sweet, or too spicy.

Then, if I have to deal with a runny nose or a stuffed up one, I need to take time to deal with this and it often throws off my concentration.

Not being able to hear very well when I have a cold also affects my ability to work with my voice software and with voiceover on my iPhone.

Then, throw in runny eyes and this can also affect my entire ability to function.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

A good time was had by all: CCB mysteries event, May 03


On May 03, 2019 my CCB mysteries chapter, in collaboration with the CNIB, held a fun evening event. This was our spring event and for the most part it came off as a success.

We served light refreshments and our resident fortune teller, Jason, was a hit. We also played some mystery games and even had time to put on a skit.

The audience was small but quite lively and they appeared to be engaged at all times. A good time was had by all and this is going to help us plan for our next CCB Mysteries event in the fall.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day!

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A useful strategy: Focusing more


Over the years I have learned that in order to beat the push and rush of a busy world, I need to focus more.  Not just more, but to ensure that I focus on one thing at a time.

As someone who is vision impaired, I find that for me it is important to focus on my focus, so to speak, or rather I should say that it is paramount for me to focus on one thing at a time.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with trying to multitask, but for me, when I need to depend on my other senses without being able to see what I am doing, I need to ensure that all of my other senses are working and functioning at their maximum.

If I keep to this strategy then I am able to stay on course.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

A historic day: At the Senate Standing Committee hearing


I don’t think that I will ever forget this day: a historical one for me.

Weather-wise, it was a miserable day as Sue drove me to the studio. The rain was pouring and for the good driver that she is, she  got me there on time and safely.

We had to wait for a bit but finally, when I was seated next to the Honourable David Omley, past Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, I was ready to roll as they say!

I hope that I did a good job with my presentation but unfortunately I developed a coughing fit right after I was finished with my presentation and had to take a two minute break. David was very helpful as he went out and fetched Sue who brought me some water. That helped and saved the day for me.

I was really glad that the Honourable David was there beside me as he helped to make things more comfortable and much less stressful.  As a person with a vision impairment, it is always uncomfortable when I sit in a room with cameras facing me and others can see me but, in turn, I cannot see them.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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