Working with Chronic Illness

IĀ  work in a 9-5 or office environment. Working full time can take a lot out of you and that's regardless of your health status. Many of us who have chronic illnesses are still working full time, whether we can afford to or not. I used to be an overachiever. I used to take pride... Continue Reading →


What are the signs of dyslexia?

It's important to understand that not all dyslexic show difficulties in the same way. Most typical problems experienced by people with dyslexia include the following: Learning to speak (I didn't have any issues learning to speak as a child, but I find that with age, I mix up words and pronunciations more and more. It... Continue Reading →

Suffering from Directional Confusion?

In elementary school, children learn about cardinal points (North, South, East, West). The teacher placed signs on the four walls of the classroom to help us understand which side was north, south, east and west. The students' desks were all facing north. It took a while before I realised that north was not always where... Continue Reading →

Grammar Police

I find it quite pretentious to dismiss someone's point because of their grammar or spelling is off. We talk about being inclusive, yet we forget that not everyone has had access to the same level of education and many, like me, have learn English only has a second or third language, or again, like me,... Continue Reading →

Dyslexia – Why teachers need proper training

Dyslexia is a lifelongĀ condition. I believe that it is truly important that teachers have proper training on how to recognise Dyslexia in the class room. I wasn't diagnosed as dyslexic until university. I spent most of my school days in fear of mispronouncing new vocabulary (I still do), struggling to read aloud (I still do),... Continue Reading →

School Education – The Power of Positive

I strongly believe that regular elementary schools should be more like specialised schools for children with learning disabilities. Their system is the base of positive touch points instead of negative ones. Let me explain with two example from my own experience: I have two children who struggle with dyslexia and anxiety in my household, both... Continue Reading →

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