Author Archives: Halsey Blocher

I Feel Recharged by Fresh Air as Summer Approaches

The long-awaited days of summer have nearly arrived, and I am doing my best to take full advantage of the warmer weather. After so many months of sweaters that make it harder for me to move and sporadic snow flurries late into the year, it’s refreshing to throw open the…

Things to Keep You Busy During Coronavirus Isolation

Reports about COVID-19 have been all over the news and social media. People around the globe are being urged or required to practice social distancing, proper hand washing, and sheltering at home to prevent spreading the highly contagious virus. You might be experiencing social distancing or self-quarantine for the first…

Should I Bring Up My Disability While Volunteering?

For many years, I’ve been involved in a fantastic local organization called Turnstone that serves the disabled community with a variety of services. I’ve been blessed to benefit from Turnstone’s services since I was 3, both as a client in therapy and in other programs. In…

Living at Home as a Young Adult with SMA

People look at me questioningly upon realizing that I live with my parents at the age of 22. Moving out is often considered a rite of passage. People expect me to do the same, even though many young adults enjoy living at home with their families. I don’t know what…