Archive for September, 2014

If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I travel a lot (50 states, anyone?) and that I enjoy doing it. MS has led me to change my style a little… My last trip, I was gone for almost a month. We didn’t spend more than 3 days in any one place, and drove […]


So many of us with MS have trouble with coordination every now and then… or a lot… I have good days (where I’m totally coordinated!) and bad days (where I walk like I’m drunk…) so I figure coordination is a skill I should work on maintaining. One way to do this is through DANCING! Now, […]


I read a great quote–can’t remember the details, I’m paraphrasing… but it really applies to MS, or any sort of chronic illness situation: Just because someone gives you a cactus doesn’t mean you have to sit on it. No, in fact… I toss the cactus aside as much as I can! (Though I try not […]


Ah, the 20-year-old version of me would never have imagined this post coming from the 40-year-old me. But I have changed my ways. Yes, fat is the most calorie-dense macronutrient (9 calories per gram, rather than the 4 calories per gram in protein and carbohydrates). But during the fat-free craze back in the ’90s, when […]


Last time, I talked about Chris Guillebeau’s new book about setting quests for yourself, seeking life improvement, so on and so forth. What if you can’t think of anything to accomplish? Well… that’s part of what this book is about, to inspire you, to give your creativity a good shove. And what some of these […]


I recently had the opportunity to preview Chris Guillebeau’s new book, which came out a few days ago. It’s called The Happiness of Pursuit, and discusses the importance of seeking out quests in life. He also gives many examples of diverse quests people have taken–from the extreme, of a family of four bicycling and tent […]


It was almost a month ago that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral. From my understanding, if you were tagged by a friend, you had 24 hours to dump a bucket of ice on your head, or you had to donate $100 to the ALS Society. (“had to” donate. Yeah.) After the first round […]