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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…

The Summer of Challenges – Facing Fears and Pushing Boundaries

The scariest moment is always just before you start. ~ Stephen King This spring and summer I will be facing some fears, adjusting to changes, and pushing my own limits. I decided it was time – because I was noticing that I was falling into a fear-based place that I was increasingly uncomfortable with. The…

The Trials and Tribulations of Getting Diagnosed!

“Worry never robs tomorrow of it’s sorrow. It only saps today of it’s joy.” -Leo Buscaglia Navigating the medical system while getting diagnosed with anything can be an interesting journey into the trials and tribulations of worry, anxiety, fear, confusion, and uncertainty. Even when you get a diagnosis, you sometimes get un-diagnosed then re-diagnosed when…

How to Seek Clarity to calm the Confusion

“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” ~Unknown When was is managing a chronic illness, sometimes the confusion is overwhelming. The antidote is clarity. I love this picture of my old pup, Nickster. When I look at it, I see my doggy companion of…

Finding your Balance between a Rock & a Hard Place

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” -Pema Chodron (Can you believe I held that Crane pose for 4 seconds before falling? Yipee-yahoo! Balance achieved – of a sort…) I recently found myself struggling to find my balance regarding a number of things, from being shockingly emotionally shut down completely by…

Transition & Change – Tips to see the beauty of it!!

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau Birth. Growth. Life change. Personal transformation. Future possibilities. Opportunity. All of this comes with transition & change of some sort; trials and tribulations; joys and sorrows. This month, I pondered on the graduation of my oldest child from high school,…

Remember: Lift and Separate, with a smile!!!

“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health.” -Proverb In my efforts to maintain personal balance and manage my health, I am always on the lookout for new ways to develop more self-awareness, physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally. Recently, I began taking an Iyengar yoga class as yoga therapy, supplementing my regular yoga practice as well as…