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A review of Yoga for Chronic Illness (online course)

An opportunity to take time for yourself.

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Keeping your balance when you have MS

Balance problems and difficulty walking are two of my most troublesome MS symptoms. Luckily, there are exercises I can do to reduce the impact these symptoms have on my everyday life.  Even if you don’t have a neurological condition it’s a good idea to add balance training to your fitness regimen. Start improving your balance […]

Dancing Big

The prompt is disappointment. It occurs to me that I’m often disappointed after performing a dance solo. Over the last few years, the disapointment has been because of my wonky legs. I now know the wonkiness is because of MS. I’ve recently been designing solos that don’t require me to move about in the space too […]

Stretch

I guess this is another MS  post. It’s what’s going on with me after all. Let’s call it a vocabulary lesson. Spasticity refers to feelings of stiffness and a wide range of involuntary muscle spasms (sustained muscle contractions or sudden movements). It is one of the more common symptoms of MS. Spasticity may be as […]

Cat Cane

I’m a woman earning a Masters degree in Library Science. That technically requires me to be a cat person. I used to be solidly entrenched in the cat camp, but when I hooked up with my husband, I moved over to the dog side. I will always love cats. I love most of the world’s […]

Here we go

There are a lot of adjustments that I’ll need to make to my life to manage my MS symptoms and prevent flare-ups. Eating better means cooking more. Cooking means planning. Planning takes work. Work takes energy. Energy use must be managed well.  Then there’s exercise, PT, stress management, and such. Of course work and school […]

Daily Post-Conceal

From this Dailly Post I would like to conceal my walk. I would like to conceal my frailties, and hide my humanity. I’ve been having trouble with walking for a long time now. I felt my walk was uncoordinated, weird, funky, dysfunctional, inefficient, and just plain wrong. Turns out I was using legs that were […]

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