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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…

MS and Working from Home: Dream or Dread?

“If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now.” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale Working from home – isn’t that the ultimate dream? When you have an illness like MS, that dream often comes with a hard edge.…

Me & my MS: Finding “Normal” … Again

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus What is Normal? When you have a chronic illness such as MS, does the definition change? Someone recenty commented that I was trying too hard to be normal. So I have been having a philosophical discussion with myself in recent weeks…

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.…

And they said it would never happen!

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” ~ Orison Swett Marden Roughly five years ago,  I had a seizure while driving and totalled my car. (Luckily only myself and my dog were hurt! See…