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by Catwoman42
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: treadmill
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

treadmill

I'm trying to get fit and have joined a gym. I've found that when I'm on the treadmill I have to concentrate on the display on the front of the machine or I lose my balance. If I use the towel or take a drink I have to hang on to the bars or I would fall If my trainer speaks to me I have to hold on ...
by Catwoman42
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Typing
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Typing

I type a lot at work and have an ergonomic keyboard (this was the result of an occupational health recommendation) The keyboard is split down the middle and both sides are at 45 degree angles The problem is that I am such a heavy handed typist that I wear the keys away, particularly on the left hand...
by Catwoman42
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Dyspraxics with university degrees
Replies: 17
Views: 6051

Re: Dyspraxics with university degrees

I have a BA (Hons) and a postgrad. I am currently working towards being a counsellor.
by Catwoman42
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Ageing
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Ageing

I notice that I am falling over (and hurting myself) a lot recently. I'm not even aware that I'm falling so I don't put a hand to save myself...One minute I'm upright then I'm on the floor. It's like a tree falling. I don't remember being this bad when I was younger (I'm now 50) Is this an ageing th...
by Catwoman42
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Newby
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Newby

Welcome. I hope you find the forum as helpful as I did when I was first diagnosed. It's a great support and resource.
by Catwoman42
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: dyslexic gift NOT a curse
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: dyslexic gift NOT a curse

There was an article in the Guardian a couple of Saturdays ago about a new book which described dyslexia as a gift as it encourages people to try harder and achieve more. Can't remember the name of the book mentioned but it was about famous dyslexics.It suggested that we should see dyslexia and othe...
by Catwoman42
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: The mental torture of having nothing to do
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: The mental torture of having nothing to do

I panic when I have nothing to do, especially if I have nothing to read. Someone once asked me if I could ever sit and do nothing, perish the thought!
by Catwoman42
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Essay Writing
Replies: 14
Views: 6053

Re: Essay Writing

Thanks for all the replies and good wishes. I really like the idea of writing in sections. My final essay this year is about me, so I've done an essay plan and am writing it in sections, over time. No point n putting myself under pressure by leaving it until the last minute. I keep meaning to have a...
by Catwoman42
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Empathy and empathetic
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: Empathy and empathetic

I can definitely pick up on the atmosphere in a room. I like to think I am empathetic, but as I'm training to be a counsellor I really need to be!
by Catwoman42
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tickling
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Tickling

I hate being tickled, I find it unpleasant and it makes me react in an almost violent way. Does anyone else hate it?
by Catwoman42
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: what can I do to protect myself?
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Re: what can I do to protect myself?

Please visit a citizens advice bureau or a lawyer. If you could take a bank statement to show when you took the money out of your account it might help.
by Catwoman42
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Essay Writing
Replies: 14
Views: 6053

Essay Writing

I have just started a 3 year part time course, but I'm struggling with the essays. I've been told that they are incoherent and rambling and not logically written. Of course to me it made perfect sense. I spoke to a tutor and we're going to discuss it when we next meet, but it's so frustrating! I can...
by Catwoman42
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Less than minimum wage
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Less than minimum wage

It is against the law to work for less than minimum wage. The National Minimum Wage council can take the company to an employment tribunal on your behalf. It is also illegal to not issue a wage slip or pay national insurance and could lead to problems with benefits as some require an NI contribution...
by Catwoman42
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Anybody meditate?
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Anybody meditate?

I go to a guided meditation class. The images I get when meditating are surreal and very vivid.I love it!
by Catwoman42
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Hearing everything all at once?
Replies: 23
Views: 14175

Re: Hearing everything all at once?

I hate it if too many conversations are going on at once and if someone is talking to me during this I struggle to hear the. If I am in a noisy room and no one is particularly talking to me I tend to zone out. At work today a printer was working next to me and there was a conversation going on in fr...