Archive for January, 2015

I think I mentioned before that one of my friends down in California was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in September. She is a wonderful writer, and uses blogging as part of her therapy. Anyway, one of her recent posts struck me as brilliant for living with chronic disease: June’s Post About The Rabbit […]

Well, you certainly need a little, but… lemme explain. Case study, here. There’s a student on the college campus where I teach who’s about 10 years younger than I am (early 30’s). Two years ago, she was in my nutrition class–she was very bright, but every day was gloom’n’doom. Waaahhh, another day closer to my […]

I was just reading through a professional journal (the IDEA Fitness Journal) and one of their quick sidebars mentioned something about yoga benefiting MS patients. They do go into a little more detail, stating that it improved core stability and balance in a study group–basically, improving daily function, and improving quality of life. As a […]

This is the first of my (many) upcoming posts to educate people about what MS is, and what it means to have MS. I’ve seen many other blogger’s posts about “this is what it feels like to have MS” and, honestly, many of them are very negative. I’m lucky in that I have a lot […]

Last week, I was thinking about our summer travel plans. We like to try something different now and then, we like to learn things about different places… And then, the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, and all sorts of downstream follow-up violence and terrorism, took place. Which gets me thinking: sure, there’s a good amount of […]

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(OK, I admit… I have another very deep post idea, and it’s taking me a while to put everything into words, so this “fluff post” is a good space filler for now! Enjoy!) Every now and then, I like to tell you about some of the internet resources I really enjoy… in the hopes that […]

Clearly, we have a long way to go. A few days ago, I got a message from a friend who was in the ER, waiting for an MRI of her spine. She’d lost some function in one arm, and (given her public health background) all she could think of was MS. She’d already had a […]