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Self-directed Behaviour

Posted by Peter Love on Saturday, February 18, 2012,

Self-directed behavior and life planning,

 

 

There has been an explosion in recent years in our culture of a new profession – the “life coach”. Part therapist, part vocational counselor, part best friend and part cheerleader, these professionals bring both wisdom and specific training to helping people find the answers to the deep question of “what then shall I do with this one brief, beautiful life that I have been given?’ This is the question of what has been termed “right l...


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Disability in Canada

Posted by Peter Love on Monday, January 16, 2012,
I met with the good folks at York University in Toronto this week in the Graduate Programs in Critical Disabilty Studies and Health Equity program. I was reminded once again of how important it is to understand this idea of disability as an integral and expected and natural part of the human whole. People with physical disabilities often refer to people without physcial disability at "TABS"- standing for Temporarily Able Bodied. Perhaps one of the greatest values of disability to everyone in ...
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The ecology of disability

Posted by Peter Love on Monday, January 2, 2012,
I have long been fascinated by the idea of systems theory in all of its different forms. I am particularly interested in the impact of systems on what we consider the "disability" of the individual person. Everyone knows, in their head on an intellectual basis, that the level of a person's disability is directly influenced by the environment they live in. A person in a wheelchair has few mobility impairments in an accessible environment but in an old Victorian building with a steep staircase ...
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