Redefining Normal & Wellness
Welcome to Redefining Normal and Wellness!
This group is a toolbox & all welcome to join upon request. Use any or all of the tools presented here as you need them. Share tools you find helpful. Join any or all of the daily threads with your own wellness, activities of daily living, goals, and achievements.
The greatest injustice in this world is the myth that unless we meet some unrealistic ideal, we are broken and need to be fixed. This lie keeps us divided as a community.
The truth is, there is no one normal and our diversity makes us stronger. There are a trillion ways to make a living and just as many paths to get to where we want to go. This is your life and your path.
This group upholds the UN social model of disability. We acknowledge that disability is a social construct and use our vote to break down barriers to full inclusion in society. Each member is unique, valued, and self-direct their own life. Each member has inherent rights and responsibilities to be an active citizen.
This means we focus not on the problem, but on the solution.
We encourage and support each other’s strengths and successes with our goal being individual well-being.
The beauty of this group is that it’s working for you, even if you’re not fully participating. Just knowing this group is here if you need us, cheering you on, is beneficial. Even if we’re not using it, it is a constant reminder to keep our rights and responsibilities balanced, too. It not only helps us claim our own wellness, recovery, goals and their meaning, but it also helps us navigate our lives and redefine our own “normal”.
Each person is at a different stage of life. You are never behind. Some will use all of the tools here and some will only use a few. You are exactly where you should be.
Daily threads are:
– activities of daily living
– other daily threads as needed
– community, volunteer & working
-Building our tool-box
We invite you to comment on any or all of the daily threads as you find useful. Other posts you find helpful as they pertain to our group should be posted under the daily threads. This enables those of us living with executive functioning differences to follow each thread every day.
This IS NOT a crisis response or venting group. If you are in crisis, call your local crisis line or emergency services. Though we care, we do not have the resources to respond to emergencies here. Such posts will be deleted.
Confidentiality is important. What is said in this group stays in this group. The only time we will encourage a breach of confidentiality is if a member is at immediate risk of harming themselves or others.
If it is not kind, don’t say it.
Thank you for joining us!