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E – Expect More From Yourself

Continuing with our series with what Fresh Outlook stands for we are up to “E”. Many times when a person becomes disabled they may want to give up on their dreams, but at least in my opinion, you should expect more from yourself and not less. Just because you may not be able to do things the way you may have done them in the past does not mean you cannot still do them. Many times you will have a period of trial and error to figure out ways to get things done. When you tap into your imagination the sky can be the limit! Take some time to think about all the ways that one task can be accomplished, frankly it can be surprising.

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R Resentment or Resilient

As we continue with our series on what Fresh Outlook stands for we are at R and like I did for the F I’m going to look at two different points of view. We are going to start with resentment since it is only natural that when you become disabled you experience some resentment. I know when I started to lose my sight I was sick and I kept asking why me. I heard of other people with the same condition that I have that went back to work and had no lasting effects. With my condition pseudo tumor cebris only 6% of people lose their sight permantly. Six percent really? Talk about resentment, I had an over abundance of it!

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F Fear or Freedom??

In my last article I wrote about how F stands for fear and how it is natural to have fear after becoming disabled. But after talking with a friend of mine who happens to be totally blind why have the negative word? So how about we take a look at the word Freedom.

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Important Legislation Please take Action!!!

This could affect everyone with a disability so please take action and make a call or 2 or 3 to your members of congress! You can find their information at:

https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/#linktowyr = You can put in your zip code to find your correct Representative

for your Senator go to: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm for a list by state

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Let’s Talk Low Vision for Tuesday, September 19 with Dr. Bill Takeshita

Here’s a call that some may want to listen to happening this coming Tuesday.

Please join the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

(CCLVI) for our monthly telephone series, "Let’s Talk Low Vision with Dr.

Bill"

On Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 Pacific & 8:30 Eastern, Dr. Bill discusses all the latest and most informative trends and significant advancements for the most common eye diseases. This one-hour call will be filled with thorough easy to digest research that Dr. Bill is known for. For those of you who joined CCLVI in Reno, you were treated to a packed room as Dr. Bill talked with the audience on similar topics.

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A little fun history for today

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. I had surgery last week and I am starting to feel better. I came across this today and thought it might bring a little smile to all of us.

On this day in history, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the youngest man to serve as the President of the United States. He took office after William McKinley died of a gunshot wound.

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Cool things to do with Siri

I thought this was cool so I thought I would pass it along, enjoy!

Here are ‘9 Cool Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Siri:’

http://bit.ly/2wpTmca

Yvonne Garris, BSW

Fresh Outlook Coach

Disability Transition Specialist

Helping the disabled realize there is life after disability!

http://www.freshoutlookcoach.com

Like me on Facebook: Fresh Out Look Coach

Author of journal series: Inspiration through Journaling

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‘Cortana, Open Alexa

I received this interesting email today and thought I would pass it on since most of use use some form of one of these.

Let me know how you feel about our “AI’s” talking to each other.

Yvonne

‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

In an unusual partnership, Amazon and Microsoft are working together to

extend the abilities of their voice-controlled digital assistants.

Article Link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/technology/amazon-alexa-microsoft-cortana.html

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Can you help please?

Synchronicity and the People in Our Lives

By Yvonne Garris

Let me start out by asking you if you believe in synchronicity? Just to clarify when I talk about synchronicity I use the definition; coincidences that seem to be meaningfully related, or some people call it fate.

Well I believe in synchronicity or fate and I think people are brought into our lives for a reason. Many people will come in and out of your life but there are a special few that come at just the right time and stay. This is my friend Angel Fullerton.

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Synchronicity and the People in Our Lives

Let me start out by asking you if you believe in synchronicity? Just to clarify when I talk about synchronicity I use the definition; coincidences that seem to be meaningfully related, or some people call it fate.

Well I believe in synchronicity or fate and I think people are brought into our lives for a reason. Many people will come in and out of your life but there are a special few that come at just the right time and stay. This is my friend Angel Fullerton.

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Synchronicity and the People in Our Lives

Synchronicity and the People in Our Lives
Let me start out by asking you if you believe in synchronicity? Just to clarify when I talk about synchronicity I use the definition; coincidences that seem to be meaningfully related, or some people call it fate.

Well I believe in synchronicity or fate and I think people are brought into our lives for a reason. Many people will come in and out of your life but there are a special few that come at just the right time and stay. This is my friend Angel Fullerton.

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watching TV

The Hear and Now

How Do You Watch Peak TV If You’re Blind?

Inside the burgeoning world of audio description, a game-changer in accessible TV

by Kelsey McKinney

Reprinted from “Vanity Fair,” June 2017.

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