Archive for July, 2014

In just over 2 months, my band and I will be hosting the second annual Dance MS! Last year’s Dance MS raised over $1600 for the MS Society… great, considering it was a first-time event! This year, I’m working on getting auction items to raise even more. (Setting the bar high!) It’s been a tough […]


Check out this video I recently came across–it’s targeted at arthritis relief in feet and ankles, but believe me, it also provides benefits for MS folks: I found it a few days ago, because something I did (probably in my workouts) caused some spasticity in my right shin, foot, and ankle that just didn’t want […]


The following article came through my feed today: Eight Reasons Why Pilates Is Great Exercise For Someone With MS Now… I could be snarky and say that Pilates can help you learn how to count (the list skips 3, so it actually only contains 7 reasons) but, as someone who is a Pilates instructor in […]


OK, I’ve drawn much of this conclusion before. But I figured I’d reiterate my thoughts, since I haven’t seen this talked about anywhere, really. People with MS develop chronic pain. Yes, it’s a nervous system disorder. The nervous system is this big, amorphous, not-well-understood thing. And the source of much of this pain is also […]


(hopefully I’m not the only one who remembers that song) So, in my posts, I talk a lot about feeling good, having energy, and not experiencing many symptoms. Here’s where I admit to you that I do have the occasional rough time. I am going through a rough patch right now. I don’t think it’s […]


In a few short weeks, I’ll be hitting new territory–a new decade! Most people fear and dread it… I see new opportunities and challenges! I’ve done a lot of goal setting for this year, and during this year… and just as expected, sometimes things don’t turn out as planned. In fact, I think I did […]


quote on luck

13Jul14

Just read this quote from Peter Dinklage (dwarf actor, who is apparently in this Game of Thrones thing that I have yet to see): “Although I hate that word—’lucky.’ It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes—I don’t […]