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…

It Takes a Team to Manage your Health

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  ~World Health Organization, 1948 One thing I have learned over the years is that the support of a team is essential for so many achievements in life, be it at work or at home. The…

The Button and Identity

“An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.” ~ James Baldwin Can a chronic illness like MS affect your identity? You betcha! You see, personal identity (our sense of self) tends not to be an unchanging concrete thing. It tends more to be a…

Never Say Never…

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”― Ernest Hemingway Have you ever found yourself saying “I am never going to …something, something …again!” And you really meant it? I found myself saying that about marriage and pursuing relationships, and that “never” sentiment was reinforced over the last…

Rest: We will Return after These Messages…

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant Summer sun – is there anything more wonderful? The warmth? The heat…the baking heat…frig, it’s hot. This summer, with much of the continent affected by recorded breaking temperatures, there have been many people seriously affected by the heat.…

Illness Stigma: A Funny Thing Happened to me on the Way Home…

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. ~ Chauncey Depew You know, it still shocks…

On My Mat: Life’s Journey is Not about a River in Egypt

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you.  Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.  ~Murphy’s Law I have traveled the river of denial (get it..de-Nile…ok, bad joke) a few times on my journey through life. One…