Category: Multiple Sclerosis

Thinking about the body

Yesterday I’m at my local Planet Fitness recovering from my 20-minute treadmill walk and a smattering of strength training. I need this recovery period to get my legs working a little better. I’m uncomfortable crossing the road to get to my car. Today I’m at home on the […]

Walking the walk

I can’t remember exactly when it was that I realized I forgot how to walk correctly. I don’t know that there is necessarily a “correct” way to walk, but a time came for me when walking didn’t feel natural. Now I know this was a symptom of my […]

I’m reminded of how much I loved paging through Seventeen Magazine. I thought that having the right clothes would make me feel the way the models looked. Unfortunately, trying to emulate those fashion models only made me feel too fat and not pretty enough.

Shopping blues

I tell people my MS symptoms aren’t that bad. Many people with the disease have it much worse than I do. All that is true, but for me it’s the small inconveniences that get me down. Shop ’till I drop Shopping for clothes used to be fun. I […]

Getting Social: Five people looking at their smartphones

Getting Social

The problem with social media Let’s face it. Social media can be the worst. It has become a platform where people feel comfortable being awful to other human beings. I had to get that mini-rant out of the way before talking about how useful social media can be. […]

Screenshot of Aby journal feature.

Tracking Symptoms

Once in a while, I think it would be useful to track my MS symptoms. I was doing it when I was part of this study that gathered data via an iPhone app, I quit the study because I was taking all of those supplements from my herbalist and […]

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” ~Christopher Germer

Don’t be a hero

Fatigue is a symptom experienced by 80% of people who have MS. High temperatures tend to make fatigue worse.  You can read more about it on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s website. It’s summer here in North America. The weather experts say that 2018 is on pace to […]

Little Meltdown

I felt a bit broken the other night. I was watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (like I do). They did a musical number that was a Soul Train. takeoff. You know the bit where the dancers make two lines and people. take turns showing off their best moves for the […]