Happy World Circus Day 2016

Hey everyone,

How are you going? How is your weekend? Today is World Circus Day. Everyone around the world that is involved in the circus industry celebrate it by performing shows, photos, etc. The theme this year is Pyramids. Below is a photo of a group pyramid that the Sandfly Circus did for this year, before school holidays. I hope you like it, and yes I’m in it too.

Sandfly (MARCHFLY) Circus, 2016 (World Circus Day 2016, pyramid)
Theatre Kimberley Sandfly Circus (Broome). World Circus Day 2016

 

Take care,

Dimity

 

“When they gotta go, they gotta go” (article)

Hey everyone,

How are you? I hope you are all safe, healthy and happy. I found this article posted online recently about a 2 year old boy experiencing a “poo explosion” at the shops, in public. I don’t know if he has Encopresis or not, but the moral of the story is what I love. Here is the link to the article:

http://www.kidspot.com.au/parenting/real-life/reader-stories/mum-rescued-by-shoppers-as-her-son-delivers-almighty-poo-explosion?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=editorial

Everyone in that shop was kind and very empathetic in helping the family with the clean up and waiving the bill. After reading this article and how the parents can see a happy side to it all (and how the general public handled it too) it makes me feel happy inside. This is more preferable than to be yelled at or be told that I was “an embarrassment to be out in public” with during my personal experiences with Encopresis. I wish I was there to lend a hand and support.

At the end of the article it says this:

As for advice for other parents who find themselves the victim of a public poo explosion, Amy says try to remember that it will be funny … one day.

“You’ll get through it, even though it doesn’t seem so at the time, and at least you’ll have a good story to tell at their 21st Birthday!”

The Encopresis journey may be hard now, but it does get better. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone anymore. Let me know what you think about this. What are your thoughts/experiences? Tell me below or you can e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com

Stay strong, happy and never stop being who you are inside. Take care and enjoy the weekend,

Dimity

 

The Right To Go campaign (school toilets and Encopresis)

Hi everyone,

How are you? I hope you’re all going well, and returning to school life (for those that do). I found this picture recently on Facebook about a comic strip of a school and a pass to be able to go to the toilet during class time, as an excuse to do something less constructive. See diagram below:

School Hall Pass for toilet breaks (found on Facebook, 14th February 2016)

I’m not sure if this is meant to be humorous, however it did get me thinking. During my time as a student, going to the toilet during recess/lunch wasn’t a positive experience. The few times I went in there (especially in High School) made me want to get in quick and get out. Bullies in the classroom are hard enough to deal with on a normal day to day basis. Students laughing, gossiping and pressuring me into smoking cigarettes isn’t something that I was comfortable with. It was easier to go at home in peace and quiet. Already self conscious and low self esteem because of living with Encopresis meant that doing anything other than a tinkle was out of the question. Unfortunately neither  of the schools that I attended was aware of Encopresis, and how to treat their students with it.

ERIC UK (The Children’s continence charity) started a campaign in 2014 called, “The Right To Go” to highlight every child’s right to good care for a continence problem at school and to access safe and hygienic toilet facilities. Here is the link to their campaign for more information: http://www.eric.org.uk/Campaigns/TheRightToGo . I truly support this campaign, and plan on collaborating with the schools to help educate them on living with the condition, so other students don’t have to suffer a similar experience. Here in Australia and around the world.

Here is also a link to the “Toilet Tactics Kit” that the Continence Foundation of Australia have available as a resource. Link here: http://www.continence.org.au/pages/-toilet-tactics-kit-411.html .

 

Let me know what your thoughts are on this, or if you have anything else to share. Enjoy the new week ahead. Stay true to yourself, keep smiling and be authentic. @TheEllenShow #BeKindToOneAnother .

Dimity

Happy New Year 2016

Hey everyone,

How are you? Did you have a magical Christmas and a great start to the new year? I did.

I want to thank you all for your support, love, feedback and e-mails. You are not alone anymore.

This is the year to implement the new changes to the blog as part of its branding and evolvement, including new opportunities and monthly competitions, product reviews (including books) and welcoming my guest bloggers. Enjoy the journey with me. Keep an eye out for updates about my book and how it’s progressing.

The first of the month will be the start of new competitions, giveaways and/or a book review (it will vary throughout the year).

Always keep smiling and enjoy your life. Stay strong.

Thank you,

Dimity

P.S. “With an open mind, and an open heart, anything is possible.”

Beauty Personified

Hey everyone,

How are you all? I hope that you are all doing very well and enjoying the new week ahead.

I received a beautiful poem written from a fellow Incontinence (Encopresis) survivor that I have been corresponding with for several years. Let me know what you think about it. Here it is:

BEAUTY PERSONIFIED

Looking around in wide and breadth

I went in search for a place where beauty had no dearth;

Found myself on a museum called ‘earth’

Below whose bower laid beauty well covered

 

I noticed the beautiful ocean, ‘so blue’!

But the beauty of blue was not so true!

The sky never did give us a clue….

But without the brocade over it, never the ocean had the ‘true blue ’

 

Came after the cozy night, appeared there the golden moon!!

Shining bright, but I don’t fall for it that soon

Wondering at the moon I discovered, she is filled with scars,

She was just trying to brazen staying that far

 

My search took me around the globe

Tired I was full of grief, singing in my lament;

I closed my eyes, after which mother earth opened her latch,

My questions all answered, I found a beauty for which had not match

 

I was scandalized but finally had a reason to smile

I felt like I just came out of exile!

This search left me satisfied

Oh! Mother Nature you are a beauty personified!

New Year’s Resolutions – Review

Hi everyone,

How is your year coming along? As we’re nearing the end of October, I had been thinking about some of my resolutions. I won’t mention what some of my resolutions for this year were as they are constantly changing slightly.

One of my resolutions for this year was to be able to perform an aerial routine (Tissue/Silk, Spanish Web, etc) in the annual Sandfly Circus show. I am proud to say that I have achieved this, even if it wasn’t what I had originally wanted. Pickers can’t be choosers in this case. It does give me something more to aim for next year. I did learn some new tricks and skills this year at circus training on the aerial apparatus, and also learning/more involved in the behind-the-scenes stuff in a stage production.

What about you? Have you achieved any of your resolutions/goals for this year that you are willing to share?

Dimity

Guest Blog posts and collaboration opportunities

Hey everyone,

How are you all going? How is your weekend? Mine is going well here.

As mentioned earlier in a previous post, I’m currently in the process of expanding my blog will be revealing each expansion as part of the blog evolvement. The first part of the blog expansion is Guest Blog posts.

The Guest Blogger can be someone whom is involved in the Incontinence (Encopresis) journey. It can be a family member (a parent, loving sibling, carer) whom is willing to open up about his/her experiences, questions, suggestions and what life is like living with a loved one (kinda like an “outside looking in/day in the life”). The Guest Blogger can be an Encopresis survivor, opening up and sharing his/her experiences on the journey (“day in the life/this is what it was like for me and how it can help you”). Those that are currently an Encopresis warrior and want to share their story are also welcome too. Hopefully I can also have specialists and other professionals involved as well.

The Guest Blogger isn’t just open to those on the Incontinence (Encopresis) journey. I am opening my blog for other people as well, as time goes on.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a Guest Blogger then e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com and go from there.

Another opportunity is collaboration. I’m open to collaborate with a business/charity/blogger, etc on projects. It could be a book, organise a phone call/meeting with a family, go on a tour and talk to the schools. My blog is open to providing information for events, shows, product reviews (*subject to a selection criteria) and more.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in collaborating on a project then e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com and go from there.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a Guest Blogger post or a collaboration idea, don’t think that this is a one-off. I’m open to the same person/business having more guest posts later on and always open to working on more than one project with someone. If you have any ideas or suggestions about all this, please let me know.

Never let anything stop you from achieving your dreams. Work hard at it, every step forward is one more closer to where you want to be. Enjoy the weekend.

Dimity