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I belong to the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network, but you might not know it. I haven’t posted about my life with MS for quite a while.

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Adaptive Yoga and MS

Last November, I wrote a post about my on and off relationship with yoga. I mentioned this book: Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body (Created for individuals with MS and neuromuscular conditions). Here’s my overview of the book. Why this book? The book’s author, Mindy Eisenberg, has been a yoga instructor and therapist since 2004. Her […]

Feeling the heat

This heat wave is reminding me that I have MS. It’s not that I forget I have the disease. I remember it every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when I take my Copaxone injection. I remember it when I’m walking around the gym on wobbly legs. You get the picture. My mild disability makes itself known […]

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Returning to the arts

When I attended UT Martin for undergrad, I went to plays and student recitals a lot. I need to go back to doing that. It would certainly inform my art and writing. It would definitely enrich my spirit! I am lucky to live in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s the home of Indiana University where you’ll find […]

Some new light

Previously A few weeks ago I talked about being sick and having extreme tingles. I was beginning to think I might be experiencing my “new normal.” This must be how people with chronic pain feel most of the time. Getting help It occurred to me that relief could be found with the help of a […]

A YouTube channel about MS

I’m always on the lookout for information about Multiple Sclerosis. Recently, I found Dr. Aaron Boster’s YouTube channel. Boster is a clinical neuroimmunologist specializing in multiple sclerosis (MS). He is based at OhioHealth in Columbus, OH. Here’s a recent video from Dr. Boster about MS symptoms. He explains how one symptom can effect other symptoms. […]

The not so common cold

I think I’ve been suffering from a cold for the last week or so. It’s hard to tell with me. When I think I have a cold, I get a little post-nasal drip and congestion behind the eyes. I don’t get the traditional stuffy nose. My energy level is lower than usual, and I need […]

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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 […]

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Yoga and MS

I started doing yoga in the 80s when I bought the book, Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program. I practiced on-and-off over the years and got a little bit serious about it when I lived in Champaign, Il and took an Iyengar class from Lois Steinberg. I’ve taken classes on and off in […]

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