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Meet David

Meet David, get2gether’s Newsletter proof-reader   Every month before our newsletter goes to the print, we send it our member David, who does the proofreading. We have asked David if he would like to share his story. When did you started proofreading for get2gether and what exactly you do as a proof-reader? I started proof…
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My Journey to Conquering Public Speaking – Ambassador Blog

Our Ambassador Andrew shares his experiences of public speaking –   When I started at get2gether in September 2017 public speaking was not a fear or a dread it was a just something I had never needed to try. The closest I got to public speaking was telling corny jokes! The laughter in the room is addictive.   My role at get2gether requires that I do public…
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How to change routine? – Ask Mystic Mairi

Question from a member: “I am a bit tired of my routine. I am looking for change, maybe work, but I am not sure of where to start or what I need to think about…”   Mystic Mairi Answered: “That is very courageous of you! This kind of thinking is very good. Change is great!…
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Anti bullying

Mystic Mairi on cyber-bullying

We had a question for Mystic Mairi this month and it was: How would you deal with bullying on social media, on Facebook for example? You need to be a bigger person – don’t reply, don’t send images and don’t send emoji’s. Especially don’t swear, that would just encourage people, it would just fuel the…
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Origins The Gin Festival

  The OriGINs” Festival was a lively, happy and definitely a night to remember…I think!!?! I have to just point out that I didn’t go as a get2gether staff member and so I was allowed to let my hair down, but I wanted to blog about the experience because I got such good customer service…
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Mystic Mairi is saying #iamSelfDetermined

WELL, SELF DETERMINATION IN MY VIEW IS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF! The way I see it, self-determination means taking responsibility for yourself and your own actions. But it also means asking for help when you need it. For example – I live in my own house and have my own life, but I do need some…
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“Ask Mystic Mairi”

We received a question from a member, asking… “My friend always texts, like 100 times a day, what do you think, Mystic Mairi? What can I do about it?” We asked Mystic Mairi and she told us: “Well, usually when someone texts quiet a lot they are pretty lonely and they are looking for some…
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Mystic Mairi

Mystic Mairi shares her experience with online dating

  In her early 20s Mairi was on a look out for a date. She decided to try her luck online. Without going into too many details, she would like you to know that she found herself in the situations, she would not want others to find themselves in. Mairi: “Like I say in the…
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Partners In Policy

Karen’s Adventures as a self advocate

  Recently Karen enrolled on ‘Partners in Policy Making’ which is an internationally recognised leadership course for both disabled advocates and parents or guardians of children with disabilities.  Over the next few months she will be blogging about the course and her experiences on it.  Here is episode number 1: I enrolled on the course…
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Dom and Andy

Dom and Andrew – They’re Taking a Walk on the Wild Side!

  Over the last couple of weeks Andrew and I have been taking a walk on Edinburgh’s wild side scouting out the hippest night time haunts in town. First, we went to an intimate and experimental gig at the Whitespace Gallery where three bands, Bell Lungs, Le Ton Mite and Sonotanotanpenz played. Next, we went…
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