Job Hunting With A Vestibular Condition
Job Hunting With A Vestibular Condition Working is a part of life that contributes to our sense of well-being and importance, not to mention allows us to pay the bills. When a health challenge threatens
To raise awareness about Steps-2-Balance (S2B) May 15-21, VeDA is hosting its first-ever poetry contest: Poetry-4-Balance!
What fell to the ground was not me. My job, the firm muscle beneath my sleeves, fiery and firing synapses. I tried to hold on. My grip was pried open.
Across the fallen tree of memories and dreams, I teetered with arms outstretched for balance, the promise of solid footing ahead.
Drunk without intoxication,
Swimming in a sea of medical navigation.
The water churns, rain begins to pour,
I paddle, progress on my journey to shore.
Rocking and swaying, like on a boat.
Rocking and swaying, always afloat.
I want to get off this horrible ride.
I will learn to thrive, while riding the tide.
James Hainlen, PhD, a vestibular patient himself, instructed two accessible and fun 30-minute sessions of "Poetry with a Purpose" via FaceBook Live geared toward teaching poetry writing to vestibular patients. These two sessions are not meant to be an academic poetry class. The goal is to get people with vestibular disorders to share their emotions and experiences for understanding and healing. Open to people with vestibular disorders and those who love and support them. Handouts will be available for those who have difficulty watching a screen.
Learn about rhyming words and phrases to make your poem stand out.
Learn about rhyme schemes and make your poem really memorable.
Really challenge your poetry writing and learn about meter.
In addition to new S2B merchandise, we have P4B clothes available for purchase in our VeDA online store.
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