Author & Inspirational Speaker
Mastering the Art of being Blind
Helping people to embrace the See-Change
Here is the audio interview where I speak with the charming Phil Kafcaloudes, presenter of the popular morning breakfast show on Radio Australia.
Maribel ABC Interview Jan 2014
When you lose the sense of sight, you are faced with great change.
How you choose to accept the change is the place of your true empowerment.
Attitude determines whether you see the diagnosis of blindness as an obstacle or a challenge. I have learned to create a balanced view and my website offers you a different perspective from a life time of experience.
Did you know there are many benefits to being blind?
I know, it sounds ridiculous. I wouldn’t have said this thirty five years ago as my vision began to fade but many insights have gradually opened my mind to embrace the thought that being blind is an art, a way to craft a meaningful and exciting life with grace and elegance.
It is learning how to
- · find the nugget of gold in the current of change
- · see the bright side when dark storm clouds are looming
- · treasure the skills of all the other senses
- · know when to say ‘yes’ and embrace uncertainty
My stories will open a portal to a new way of seeing the golden potential in your own life. By letting go of fear and keeping your vision clear. Blindness can be an isolating experience – the key is connecting with others.
The beauty is, when you do – everyone benefits.
“Any time we help create shared vision and strategy we empower ourselves and others.” Anon
I am a freelance writer and author, mother and vocalist. I live in Melbourne, Australia.
At fifteen, I learned two words that changed the course of my life forever – Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). It is the journey towards blindness I am grateful for, learning to trust my other senses: to hear, to touch, to smell, to intuit, to love and to laugh.
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Words of encouragement
“Absolutely beautiful. I love how you interweave your language. You come to a strong and brave conclusion that blindness is an attitude, and it is up to you how you handle it. There is much beauty to your truths.” Amanda Socci – The Creative Gal
“An amazing, inspiring writer, thinker and now friend who has embraced me and my writing and has inspired and reminded me I am on the right writing path.” Sarah Martin – Poet
“I am honored to be part of the series on the art of being blind. The topics are so compelling I look forward to listening to each chapter. Keep up the great writing.” Jeff Flodin – Writer
“It’s such a pleasure reading these blog posts and seeing how your confidence and skill as a writer and communicator has grown over such a short time. The posts are great, and the images so well chosen.” Lyndel Caffrey Author – Writing Mentor
“I have visited your website and I loved it. You have a wonderful gift of warm, genuine communication – which is why you are a writer!I would love to have a copy of your book.” Beryl Beenie – Reader