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  • Todays Google Doodle honors inventor Seiichi Miyake, who developed the tactile pavement that helps people with visual disabilities navigate street crossings and transit stations. These bumpy patterns are meant to act as warning signs to people who are blind, who may feel them through their shoes or with their cane; a service animal fan also recognize the bumps. Miyake developed the idea in 1965 for a friend who was blind in Japan. By the 1990s, these tactile pavement blocks had spread to Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. In 1990, the ADA required tactile paving at all crosswalks, boarding platforms for public transportation, and other public places. Thank you @google for shining a spotlight to this ally for people with disabilities!
  • Todays Google Doodle honors inventor Seiichi Miyake, who developed the tactile pavement that helps people with visual disabilities navigate street crossings and transit stations. These bumpy patterns are meant to act as warning signs to people who are blind, who may feel them through their shoes or with their cane; a service animal fan also recognize the bumps. Miyake developed the idea in 1965 for a friend who was blind in Japan. By the 1990s, these tactile pavement blocks had spread to Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. In 1990, the ADA required tactile paving at all crosswalks, boarding platforms for public transportation, and other public places. Thank you @google for shining a spotlight to this ally for people with disabilities!
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Once you learn to start living for yourself, you are honestly unstoppable. ⠀
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Once I started to focus on myself, make time for the gym , listen to inspirational videos in morning, write in my journal before bed , and start to do/post things I normally would not,  I have not only opened the door to new opportunities but, I also find myself breaking down the comfort zone I have built up.⠀
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I am a work in process but I can promise you that this is just beginning to me creating a more fulfilled life. Ask yourself "Why Not"! ⠀
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 #comfortzone #motivationalvideos #buildingyou #breakingdownbarriers #manifest #goals #bossbabe #glambabe
  • The bottom is crowded ❗️⠀

    Once you learn to start living for yourself, you are honestly unstoppable. ⠀

    Once I started to focus on myself, make time for the gym , listen to inspirational videos in morning, write in my journal before bed , and start to do/post things I normally would not, I have not only opened the door to new opportunities but, I also find myself breaking down the comfort zone I have built up.⠀

    I am a work in process but I can promise you that this is just beginning to me creating a more fulfilled life. Ask yourself "Why Not"! ⠀
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    #comfortzone #motivationalvideos #buildingyou #breakingdownbarriers #manifest #goals #bossbabe #glambabe
  • 64 18 16 March, 2019
  • If you are going to have doubts...doubt your limits! ⚡️Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds you back. It holds you back from seizing your opportunities. ✨ It makes getting started or finishing things harder than they need to be. ⭐️ If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. 💫 There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. #womenwholift #fitnessinspiration #fitnesscompetitor #persistence #strongisthenewpretty #breakingdownbarriers #wnbfcanada #allnatural
  • If you are going to have doubts...doubt your limits! ⚡️Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds you back. It holds you back from seizing your opportunities. ✨ It makes getting started or finishing things harder than they need to be. ⭐️ If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. 💫 There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. #womenwholift #fitnessinspiration #fitnesscompetitor #persistence #strongisthenewpretty #breakingdownbarriers #wnbfcanada #allnatural
  • 400 34 16 March, 2019
  • #NationalMacaronDay is March 20th-be sure to shop at Vanille as 10% of ALL sales that day ((both online & in store)) will go to Special Olympics ! Check out our ‘Champions Box’  and make sure to say #BreakDownBarriers for a free macaron at the stores
  • #NationalMacaronDay is March 20th-be sure to shop at Vanille as 10% of ALL sales that day ((both online & in store)) will go to Special Olympics ! Check out our ‘Champions Box’ and make sure to say #BreakDownBarriers for a free macaron at the stores
  • 57 1 16 March, 2019
  • Meet Amy. Marathon runner and age 49. Marathon PR time of 2 hours, 49 minutes (at the age of 47 I might add and hoping to PR in her next marathon at 49!). ⠀
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Amy believes you need to have a goal... but make sure you enjoy the process of working towards that goal too. She says that she is a firm believer "that the journey is the reward!' (we couldn't agree more!). ⠀
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Like many Masters athletes, Amy is aware that barriers are often relating to overcoming injuries. But she also talks about balance. She says "trying to find a balance between going "all in" to find my limits and staying healthy in the process is an ongoing challenge". Finding that ideal training program that gives you the improvements you want that you are able to properly RECOVER from is the key variable! Great job Amy on trying to find your limits and continue to exceed them! Follow her journey over at @amyhalseth! ⠀
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Masters athletes are role models. Let's show off what the body is capable of and continue to show strength at all ages! Want to be featured? Send us a DM!⠀
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#mac #mastersathlete #themastersathletecollective #masterslifter #trackandfield #powerlifter #weightlifter #fitness #health #fitspo #marathon #PR #runner #mastersrunner #mastersmarathonrunner #crushingit #breakingdownbarriers #personaltrainer⠀
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  • Meet Amy. Marathon runner and age 49. Marathon PR time of 2 hours, 49 minutes (at the age of 47 I might add and hoping to PR in her next marathon at 49!). ⠀

    Amy believes you need to have a goal... but make sure you enjoy the process of working towards that goal too. She says that she is a firm believer "that the journey is the reward!' (we couldn't agree more!). ⠀

    Like many Masters athletes, Amy is aware that barriers are often relating to overcoming injuries. But she also talks about balance. She says "trying to find a balance between going "all in" to find my limits and staying healthy in the process is an ongoing challenge". Finding that ideal training program that gives you the improvements you want that you are able to properly RECOVER from is the key variable! Great job Amy on trying to find your limits and continue to exceed them! Follow her journey over at @amyhalseth! ⠀

    Masters athletes are role models. Let's show off what the body is capable of and continue to show strength at all ages! Want to be featured? Send us a DM!⠀
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    #mac #mastersathlete #themastersathletecollective #masterslifter #trackandfield #powerlifter #weightlifter #fitness #health #fitspo #marathon #PR #runner #mastersrunner #mastersmarathonrunner #crushingit #breakingdownbarriers #personaltrainer
  • 117 6 15 March, 2019
  • Most of the time we are more focused (me included), in winning just to prove the people who told us it can’t be done, wrong. It’s a mentality that can affect the happiness that comes from really understanding that the right focus, gives you back the power and gives you back the feeling of fully being in control. Change your focus. #IAmOlaPelo
  • Most of the time we are more focused (me included), in winning just to prove the people who told us it can’t be done, wrong. It’s a mentality that can affect the happiness that comes from really understanding that the right focus, gives you back the power and gives you back the feeling of fully being in control. Change your focus. #IAmOlaPelo
  • 219 31 15 March, 2019
  • NEW @timestepcommunitydance 
Beyond Wheels dance sessions are for those with mobility challenges of all ages.
These sessions combine movement and dance based activities to music to encourage agility, balance and co-ordination, activities are designed so that everyone can join in and have a good time. 
TCD's Rachel Walmsley and Tayler Dunstan are qualified Para Dance Instructors 
Beyond Wheels - Saturday 12.00-12.45pm 
@timestep_studio 
Ponderosa Business Park
Heckmondwike 
Reservations - timestepcommunitydance@gmail.com #breakingdownbarriers #danceforall #disabilityawareness #paradance
  • NEW @timestepcommunitydance
    Beyond Wheels dance sessions are for those with mobility challenges of all ages.
    These sessions combine movement and dance based activities to music to encourage agility, balance and co-ordination, activities are designed so that everyone can join in and have a good time.
    TCD's Rachel Walmsley and Tayler Dunstan are qualified Para Dance Instructors
    Beyond Wheels - Saturday 12.00-12.45pm
    @timestep_studio
    Ponderosa Business Park
    Heckmondwike
    Reservations - timestepcommunitydance@gmail.com #breakingdownbarriers #danceforall #disabilityawareness #paradance
  • 15 1 15 March, 2019
  • Love is... the husband who gets up earlier than he needs to so that he can bake this lovely bread so I can have lunch today AND has dinner prepared even though I'm only working half a day and it should be my turn. In our house my husband loves to cook for his family and I'm glad that our shared approach to running our house is a daily example to our son. It's so hard to break out of years of gender conditioning - I may talk about how we need to be more equal but with work hours still focused on a system that assumes that one member goes to work while the other stays at home as the care giver and therefore likely the home keeper it's hard to break the mold. My mum was a teacher while my dad often travelled for business and I never questioned the roles assigned to them. When my mum left school her choice was a secretary or a teacher and there wasn't the option of being a gardener like she wanted. We may have moved on slightly from this but our mindsets are still stuck for at least someone reading this to think I am 'lucky' to have a husband who can cook. My aim is to show my son that there are no 'pink' jobs or 'blue' jobs (a term that runs my blood cold) and that anyone can do anything. Except donate sperm. That's a man thing! 😉
  • Love is... the husband who gets up earlier than he needs to so that he can bake this lovely bread so I can have lunch today AND has dinner prepared even though I'm only working half a day and it should be my turn. In our house my husband loves to cook for his family and I'm glad that our shared approach to running our house is a daily example to our son. It's so hard to break out of years of gender conditioning - I may talk about how we need to be more equal but with work hours still focused on a system that assumes that one member goes to work while the other stays at home as the care giver and therefore likely the home keeper it's hard to break the mold. My mum was a teacher while my dad often travelled for business and I never questioned the roles assigned to them. When my mum left school her choice was a secretary or a teacher and there wasn't the option of being a gardener like she wanted. We may have moved on slightly from this but our mindsets are still stuck for at least someone reading this to think I am 'lucky' to have a husband who can cook. My aim is to show my son that there are no 'pink' jobs or 'blue' jobs (a term that runs my blood cold) and that anyone can do anything. Except donate sperm. That's a man thing! 😉
  • 13 7 14 March, 2019