Judith Nitchie, CMT, LMFT

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Entries in disability (11)

Sunday
Jan222017

Save My Healthcare!

This is what I did on a very rainy Saturday, January 21, 2017!

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Wednesday
May252016

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Jeeja Ghosh was removed from her airplane seat because the pilot was 'uncomfortable' with a handicapped person travelling independently. Ghosh has studied abroad, travels, and makes her away around Kolkata on the crowded public bus system. Alone. She has Cerebral Palsy. 

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Legos!!

In June 2016 Lego will release a 'minifigure' of a child in a wheelchair!! Lego enthusiasts, please support greater representation and buy this figure!

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Monday
Feb222016

Hey, wait a minute!!

We all want to find the perfect parking spot, the one that is closest to our destination. For the disabled this can mean the difference between participation and isolation. A convenient 'disabled' parking space might just make it possible for someone to live with a degree of independence or, at least, greater social interaction.

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Monday
Oct262015

Magical Thinking

Acceptance is not so easy when what is being accepted is your own inability. 

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Sunday
Aug162015

Too Darn Hot!! Global Broiling

It's over 90 degrees in the City by the Bay, famous for its fog and wintry summers. Over 90 in my Sunset neighborhood, reputed to be perpetually fogbound and cold even during a heat wave. This particular 'wave' has been going on for several days and shows no respect for neighborhood boundaries.

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Saturday
Jun062015

Those Dang Placards

Anyone who lives in San Francisco and has spent 45 minutes or more circling in ever-widening blocks to find parking at the end of the day or just to run into the store for that one item, knows the frustration of those restricted parking spaces and blue curbs and those healthy-looking people getting out of their cars...and not even feeding the meter. I would guess that I am not the only one who has ever wondered, "What did she do to get that placard?" or "Is he really disabled?"

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Monday
May252015

The Big 'D'

Depression, even in serious illness and near the end of life, is not normal and responds to treatment.  

Steven Pantilat, MD, Director, Palliative Care Program, UCSF 

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Monday
Apr132015

Pea Soup and Apple Pie

My friend Miranda made an apple pie for my visit. From scratch. While it's rather wonderful that someone would make an apple pie in anticipation of you, it's rather more remarkable when you learn that my host is paralyzed from the neck down from a degenerative nerve disease.

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Disability and depression

"People tend to ruminate on what they have lost. That's why we say 'Do the plan. Follow the plan, not your feelings.'"
-Dr. Barry Rovner 

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