hidden disabilities, student experiences

AES: For More Than a Broken Arm

The transition from high school into secondary education is a big one that comes with much more freedom, and many challenges. For individuals with visible or invisible disabilities, these challenges may be exacerbated by their new environment and some may feel as though they do not know where to turn to. In my first year… Continue reading AES: For More Than a Broken Arm

Healthy Lifestyles, Student Recipes

Scrambled Egg Muffins

Scrambled egg muffins are one of my favourite recipes, because it is simple, and customizable. It also works well for students who are on a budget, or are on tight schedules, which is most of us. This recipe makes enough muffins so that you can refrigerate or freeze them to save for later. Throw them… Continue reading Scrambled Egg Muffins

hidden disabilities

What Does it Really Mean to be Forgetful?

Everything that you see, hear, touch, and experience goes into a hypothetical strainer of short-term memories, that are then committed to either working memory and long-term memory. While some people’s “strainers” have fewer or more holes than others, people with short-term memory deficits may feel that their strainer is simply one big hole. Having deficits in… Continue reading What Does it Really Mean to be Forgetful?

hidden disabilities, student experiences

Spotlight on an Invisible Disability: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

If you have no idea what this phrase means or are thinking that the term Hidradenitis suppurativa is in fact gibberish; I truly don’t blame you. It once was the same to me, and I probably wouldn’t have spared the term a second glance if not for one doctor who told me the diagnosis. Hidradenitis… Continue reading Spotlight on an Invisible Disability: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

hidden disabilities, student experiences

Ever Wonder what it is like to Dread Taking a Different Route to a Familiar Place?

Dyscalculia is like math dyslexia—the brain does not process numbers the way somebody else does. Dyscalculia is believed to be almost as common as dyslexia but is often undiagnosed. This pervasive learning disability can affect one’s ability to differentiate left from right, to tell time on an analog clock, or to budget one’s finances. It also makes it… Continue reading Ever Wonder what it is like to Dread Taking a Different Route to a Familiar Place?

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Living with IBS: More than “Just Stomach Cramps”

Did you know that there are many people around you living with invisible illnesses? If you are one of these people, you are not alone. Invisible illnesses can be mental or physical, can be triggered at any time, and have several symptoms associated with them. One such illness is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Many individuals… Continue reading Living with IBS: More than “Just Stomach Cramps”