What is Compassion Fatigue? [Video]

[Video] Compassion fatigue and how it affects the sighted supporter

Compassion fatigue is something that affects people who have a dedicated role in helping people. This could be a nurse, EMT, therapist or a variety of other jobs. Or, it could be someone who is taking care of someone else, like a loved one who is dying. But, it can also happen to a person […]

Interesting Way to Think About Grief [Video]

[Video] An Interesting Way to Think About Grief

I recently did a podcast episode (link below) about some different definitions of grief. I thought I would take a minute to share one of the definitions with you. I find it interesting to look at it from this perspective and I hope you will too!   YOUR TURN! Question: Have you ever experienced grief […]

042: Dealing with a Sighted Unsupporter in Your Life

[Podcast] Dealing with the Sighted Unsupporter In Your Life - Episode 42

We often talk about the sighted supporters in our lives. Whether they are parents, spouses or close friends, it is so helpful to have people who walk alongside of us during our journey. But, what happens when those people become unsupportive or even downright negative towards you? While there is no quick fix, in this […]

Tip on Purchasing Presents for Your VIP [Video]

[Video] Tip on Purchasing Presents for the VIP in Your Life

It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the eggnog and ugly sweaters. Yep, it’s Christmas time and that means giving gifts. Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you will most likely get a gift for someone in your life at some point. And, if you have someone with a vision […]

Why Counseling Can Be So Beneficial [Video]

[Video] Why Counseling Can Be So Beneficial

As someone who has sat on both sides of the counseling office, I know how beneficial that relationship can be. In this video, I’ll give you just a few reasons of why it can help both you as the VIP and the Sighted Supporters in your life! Enjoy!   LINKS FROM THIS VIDEO: Podcast Episode […]

037: Holding on to Hope – Thoughts from a Therapist

[Podcast] Holding on to Hope: Thoughts from a Therapist - Episode 37

If it is one thing I am sure of, it is that people need help and support after losing their sight. Whether you are the sighted supporter or the VIP, everyone can use a helping hand and listening ear from time to time. Today I am joined by Sarah Clark, a local mental health counselor […]

Need Encouragement? Be Encouraging

[Blog Post[ Need Encouragement? Be Encouraging

It’s no secret that we could all use some encouragement from time to time. With all of the hard things that we face on a daily basis, it’s nice to have someone give us an encouraging word that helps to lift up our day. But, all too often, we look for others to do all […]

036: Adjustments that Sighted Supporters Have to Make After Sight Loss

[Podcast] Adjustments that Sighted Supporters Have to Make After Sight Loss - Episode 36

It’s no shock that things change when you lose your sight. And, as we’ve said before, the sighted supporters go through a lot of changes as well. In today’s episode, I’m joined again by my wonderful wife, April, to discuss some of the smaller adjustments that sighted supporters have to go through on a very […]

Enjoying Your Fancy Dinner with Family

[Blog Post] Tips on Enjoying Your Fancy Dinner with Family

In the United States, November is the month where we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is to remember the Pilgrims coming to America and all that jazz. But, most importantly, it is about three main things: Football, a huge parade and eating. In fact, the eating part is so important, we invite people we only see once […]