Six inspirational blogs you NEED to read
Posted by: The personal injury help and advice team
Science has shown that reading is beneficial to our health in many ways. On average, readers will enjoy better physical and mental health as reading improves brain function and increases attention span. Not only is reading therapeutic and can help lower stress by 68%, but research at Durham University has discovered that by reading about a character or person doing something, the reader is more likely to find the motivation to do the same, for example complete those bucket list experiences you’ve been meaning to get around to!
The Personal Truths team have put together some of our favourite, truly inspiring and insightful blogs written by real people who have been affected by a mobility issue or brain injury.
We hope by reading these honest personal stories you will find inspiration and understand you are not alone.
Curb free with Cory Lee
Cory Lee’s goal is to show you how and where to travel in the world with a disability and more importantly, why you should travel. Cory was diagnosed with type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy at age two, but he didn’t let this hold him back from seeing the world! The travel addict has visited over five continents and has ticked off 14 bucket list experiences. You can keep up with the travel guru here at www.curbfreewithcorylee.com or Instagram – @curbfreecorylee.
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Em Carey was left paraplegic after a freak skydiving accident on holiday. A year later she taught herself how to walk again and explains how the worst moment of her life became the best thing to ever happen to her. Em treats her blog as her diary; she is open and honest and excited to share her life with you all. You can follow her journey on Instagram @em_carey or catch up with her blog at www.emcarey.com.
One of the UK’s leading disability bloggers, Simply Emma provides readers with advice on accessible travel as well as an insight into her life experiences from a wheelchair user’s perspective. Emma created this blog www.simplyemma.co.uk to encourage everyone to make new discoveries either abroad or at home. Check out Simply Emma’s social channels: Instagram – @simplyemmablog and Twitter – @Simplyemma2
In late September 2012, John Morris’ life changed forever. A horrific car accident left John in a coma with burns across 40% of his body; the brain injury he sustained meant he had to have both of his legs and right hand amputated. John admits travelling with a disability is difficult and tiring, but blogs to show that accessible experiences exist everywhere and encourages readers to open their world. You can follow John’s travels at www.wheelchairtravel.org, Instagram: @wheelchairtravel or Twitter: @WCTravelOrg.
Shireen suffered a brain injury as a result of a car accident which involved a four car pile-up, and had to relearn how to read and write before becoming a successful author and blogger. Shireen features posts on brain power and health as well as recounting her own honest experiences along this journey. Read Shireen’s blog at www.jeejeebhoy.ca or check out her Twitter feed @ShireenJ.
Co-founder of Disability Horizons, Martyn was voted the third most influential disabled person in 2016 in the Disability Power 100 list. He has a vision to “live in a world without barriers, prejudice and discrimination” and aims to achieve this by blogging about his personal journey. As a disability campaigner, Martyn dedicates his life to inspiring, informing and changing the world around disability issues. Help change the world with Martyn by subscribing to his blog www.martynsibley.com and don’t forget to look him up on Instagram @martynsibley.