Allowing for Personal Renewal in 2013!

“I can hardly wait for tomorrow, it means a new life for me each and every day.” ~ Stanley Kunitz As 2012 came to an end, some sighed in relief that the world did not come to the prophetic end. Some did not have any clue that 2012 was supposedly an “end” to anything. Most…

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…

Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster!

I’m not afraid to write my feelings in songs. ~ Taylor Swift Thanks to adjustments in my seizure meds, I have been riding the emotional lability roller coaster lately (so to speak). Emotional lability – sounds…weird, right? Here is a dictionary definition: emotional lability – a condition of excessive emotional reactions and frequent mood changes.…

Back in the Saddle: Keeping Life Balance Despite the Challenges

“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury Sometimes, the stresses of life can throw you off balance in unexpected ways! I myself have been “off my game” for the past few weeks, basically suffering from “home-office-presenteeism-itis”. What does THAT mean? It means…

Life and Trust and the Ability to Fly

“I’m flying, Jack! ” ~ Rose De Witt Bukater This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Living in Halifax for this anniversary has been very interesting…larger than life in someways, and weirdly revealing in other ways. Revealing in that while something as epic as the Titanic exists, what it all…

Seeing Through the Loneliness

Remember we’re all in this alone. ~ Lily Tomlin Recently, someone asked me to write more about the loneliness that can come with living with a chronic illness. Whew – that’s a tough subject, eh? Loneliness is more of an emotional state consisting of a hollow emptiness and profound unhappiness. It is not a voluntary…

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 Funny Side of Real Life – Catastrophic Comb-overs and more!

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln Life is really funny sometimes. As we age, I think it gets even funnier, personally. From memory issues to coming full circle with kids, there is more and more to smile and laugh…

Giving of yourself – The Best Medicine for what ails you!

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. ~Maya Angelou One of the greatest feelings one can get is the feeling of selfless giving – knowing you have helped even just one person along their own journey. That feeling is priceless. Giving – you’d think it is all…