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Exercise and MS: Treat yourself like a valuable athlete!

Athletic skills are acquired over a long period of time and after countless hours of practice. ~ Zig Ziglar The recent MS buzz now really highlights how valuable exercise is in managing MS. Yes – exercise IS good for managing MS symptoms! Many of us with MS have known this for a long time, but…

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MS, synchronized swimming, and my bucket list moment

  A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ~Colin Powell Wow. What a month (and more) it has been. When I last left you, I was training for my Bucket List moment of swimming competitively in synchronized swimming, at the age of 50 years, with the chronic illnesses of…

Push through! Push through! You can do it.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~ Thomas Jefferson As many of you know, I manage my MS by maintaining a strong exercise program – which includes swimming, walking, and yoga. This daily exercise routine…

Me and my MS: Why I love the water and swimming

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” ~ Lao Tzu Water. H2O. Is there anything more beautiful and potentially terrifying at the same time?? The power of water (as can be seen in the floods we have seen here in Canada this year) is awe-inspiring. It can bring peace.…

Try, Try, Try. Period.

“If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But, by all means keep moving.” ~Martin Luther King Jr Sometimes it takes digging deep – really deep – to keep getting back up and trying. Has anyone else noticed that? I have been going through an exacerbation of my MS…

Recognising your Own Inner Strength through the Fear

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  ~ Lao Tzu I often get alot of people asking and commenting to me “How? How do you find the strength to keep going? To keep fighting? I couldn’t do it…I just don’t have that kind of strength.” I am going to let…

Turning Negatives into Positives as a Tool for Managing Chronic Illness

“Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.” -Gandhi One thing I adore about cats is that no matter what situation they find themselves in, they usually figure out a way to make it a comfortable one. And they don’t make any apologies for…

A Revealing Conundrum

“The most important of life’s battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul. “~ David O. McKay (photo credit: http://actinglikeanimals.wordpress.com/tag/dog/ ) Have you ever been in a situation where you had to weight the pros and cons of revealing something about yourself and risking making yourself conspicuous rather than…

K.Y.L. Yourself – no, really!

“When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better. ” ― Mae West (photo credit: World of Harmony) K.Y.L.  It means, for those who are not sure, “Know Your Limits”. It’s not as easy as it would seem! Recently I have noticed that my “inner bitch” has been more mentally vocal of…

Balance in all Things – even your Passions!

“To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Balance. It’s all about finding the right balance even in the weirdest circumstances. I have recently been giving a lot of thought to what exactly defines my personal balance, especially…