Maribel from Melbourne down-under shares her survival tips https://youtu.be/cX8dvHsuamE. But her ideas go way beyond blindness and can be used by anyone facing a life-changing event – not just a disability.
Her secrets are:
Collaboration. Letting other people help you.
Courage. You do have to be brave to face life again.
Organisation. Vital for blindness but key too for other major life changes.
Sense of humour. Being able to laugh at yourself and with other people re-builds relationships.
Sense of intuition. Trust your instincts about what is right for you.
I can recognise all of Maribel’s secrets and and recommend them to anyone facing a life crisis. It might not be possible to tackle every one of these at once but they do provide a pathway for the future.
Since Maribel and I met, she has gone from strength to strength: publishing her memoire and getting her new guide dog, Dindi. She’s also spreading her ideas wider afield on Australian breakfast TV and through her podcasts:
Cooking ‘Blind’ on Sydney TV
Podcast: Cooking in a Tactile Kitchen ABC Radio Part 1 (14 mins)
Podcast: Cooking in a Tactile Kitchen ABC Radio Part 2 (14 Mins)