Be prepared for the indirect consequences of COVID-19

Originally posted on The Economic Butterfly Effect:
The COVID-19 coronavirus has become the dominant global news story and the prime driver of financial markets’ sentiment, volatility and direction. Only recently, have some of the short and long term effects been examined. I’m writing about some of the potentially dire consequences yet to be mentioned in…

FUTUREPROOFING PART 2 –LEANING INTO PHYSICAL DECLINE

  “Be confident with the the guardianship you have over your own life” A few nights ago, when I got out of bed to go to the bathroom, my right leg wouldn’t take my weight. It kept collapsing underneath me. For some reason the quad had suddenly, very suddenly, no warning, gone on vacation. This … More FUTUREPROOFING PART 2 –LEANING INTO PHYSICAL DECLINE

Future Proofing

Futureproofing – Part 1 I began writing these posts for my children. I wanted to share with them the things that we weren’t likely to talk about over dinner, or at family gatherings or just hanging out. I wanted to tell them how special they are to me, how essential to who I am, how … More Future Proofing

Our Family Grows

Just a few weeks ago our family celebrated something most wonderful and momentous. (Oddly, that which is so very special to us, happens in the world four times every second of every day!) My daughter in law and my son have a daughter. My daughter in law has done all the work so far, but … More Our Family Grows

Travelling in Italy – Access for People with Disabilities

I am an incomplete paraplaegic, injured at T7/T8. I walk short distance with crutches, can climb steps (but i need assistance if they are high), and my wheelchair has hooks to carry my crutches when I am not using them. I am a 57year old woman living in New Zealand. I am very fit and … More Travelling in Italy – Access for People with Disabilities